Hi Team, Tyler Wierl is our Partner Development Manager in Denver and I am reaching out to our EMC Family to help make a very tough situation a little better for Tyler and his family. Earlier this year their 8 year old son, Ty, had flu like symptoms and they took him to the hospital for dehydration. In the end this was not the flu but a rare virus called NMO (Neuromyelitis optica) that attacks the nervous system. Within a week Ty was paralyzed from the neck down and while he has since regained limited movement in his arms, he still has no feeling in his legs and is still on a ventilator and a feeding tube after 7 weeks. They expect Ty to remain in the hospital for a couple more months while undergoing extensive rehab. Tyler and his wife have two children of their own and have adopted three more that were in a tough foster care situation. They refused to split them so they adopted all three; this speaks to the quality of character Tyler and his wife possess. In the attached photo they are celebrating their 3 year anniversary together. The family is starting to prepare for Ty’s homecoming next month by either moving to a wheelchair friendly house or doing the renovations at their current house. A key piece of Ty's rehab is a special electric arm and leg bike in the link below. As of now insurance is not paying for this. The cost for the bike is $22k. http://restorative-therapies.storesecured.com/items/1~systems/FA102011-detail.htm We are reaching out to our EMC Family to donate. Please note, this is a personal effort and EMC budget dollars cannot be used towards this initiative. Needless to say this is an expensive life change for the family but I am sure that any contribution from his co-workers will help ease the financial burden.
Kristin Kohnle (Bardelman) 33 yrs young, mother to 3 yr old Luke and Natalie (born May 16 2013). Kristin was diagnosed with neuroendocrine colon cancer with metastasis to the liver on May 26, 2013 - just days after Natalie was born. Kristin has dedicated her life to helping others in her situation as a registered nurse at Union Memorial hospital since 2002. Due to the aggressive nature of the cancer, Kristin requires chemotherapy. This chemotherapy will compromise her immune system and prevent her from caring for sick patients. The money raised is helping to cover all medical expenses and to help with the children's education, as this has suddenly forced her family to survive on one income. Thank you for keeping her and our family in your thoughts and prayers. www.kristincare.com
Family in need of your donation! This week my nephew John Marandola, (johnjohn) a 3 year old little boy was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor, which was mostly removed just Yesterday. It was found to be an untreatable form of brain cancer which is terminal. Our hearts and prayers go out to my sister and her family and I am asking for donations to assist them with the many medical, and travel expenses that they will be facing as they struggle with this untreatable disease afflicting thier 3 year old son. They do not have a reliable vehicle that will handle the amount of travel required to at least maintain what health he has. They deserve to spend as much time as possible with him, so we are asking for cash donations that will be put toward, repair / replacement of their primary vehicle, as well as medical expenses that his treatment and surgery have caused. If you have a child, then you can certainly understand what this would mean. Please give with your heart, and know that your gift will provide something irreplacible to suffering parents, time with thier child. If you can give nothing more than prayers, or a card, then please do so; Feel free to write or send cards to; Faith, Steve, or John Marandola 62 parkside circle Willingboro, NJ 08046
On April 16, 2013, Ron Stiffler and his family suffered extensive damage to their home due to fire. Fortunately, everyone is safe and sound but as you can imagine, the personal impact of losing one’s home and personal possessions is traumatic. As in true fashion, many people have reached out and asked how they can help Ron, as he begins the recovery process. To that end, we have set up a relief fund to benefit Ron and his family through this MicroGiving site. The relief fund goal that we set is arbitrary but would be great to achieve if collectively we can! For those that choose to contribute, thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness for helping Ron and his family.
One of Johnson Equipment's technicians from the Oklahoma City office was seriously affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th. His family is safe but their home is a total loss. We've established this fund to help get them back on their feet during this extemely difficult time. Any monetary donation, big or small, would be appreciated! Thank you in advance for your donation.
Hello everyone, about 2 months ago my "soul dog", Alice, was diagnosed with Oral Malignant Melanoma. This is an extremely aggressive form of cancer, and if left untreated, is usually fatal within one year. Luckily, I caught it early enough before it spread to the rest of her body and started treatment immediately. She had the growth removed, but unfortunately that wasn't enough and she still needs to have ongoing medical treatments. Including vaccine treatments and radiation therapy. Alice is a therapy dog and makes regular visits with hospice patients. She brings so much joy to others lives that I pray she will beat this cancer and be able to continue spreading love and happiness for many years to come! The medical treatments are extremely expensive and I wish I could afford it on my own, but unfortunately I cannot. Any amount donated to Alice's Cancer Fund will make a huge difference not only to Alice and myself, but also to all of the people who's lives she's touched. I can't begin to express my gratitude for any donations, but I gaurantee that we will continue to pay it forward with our volunteer visits and help make this world a better place one tail wag at a time! Thank you, Cora and Alice.
I married Jeremy in 2004. In 2007, his kidneys failed to the point that he had to go on dialysis. I volunteered to donate a kidney, and was thrilled when I passed all the tests. Sadly, that kidney failed four years later. Jeremy now has End Stage Renal Disease. He does dialyisis at home five days a week, for three hours a day. As his trained care partner, I gave up my career of 20 years to manage his treatment. Jeremy is 42 years old. When people asked me how I could go through major surgery to give my husband a kidney, I have only one answer. It's not about me, or how much he means to me as my husband. Jeremy is someone who has contributed so much to so many. He served his country, he serves his community as an volunteer,entrepreneur, and as a mentor. Because Medicare will only cover 80 percent of his surgery and immediate care, we have been told by the UVA transplant center that we need to raise the remaining 20 percent cost of 100,000.00. Our participation in fundraising is the reason that Jeremy was finally allowed to be active on the donor list. It's hard for both of us to ask, but there isn't much I wouldn't do to give Jeremy the life he deserves. Thank you. *New* Just over three years ago, we participated in an interview to discuss the debate over the health care bill debate. Our purpose was to expose awareness about the thousands of Americans who don't have health care coverage. At the time, Jeremy still had full function of the kidney I donated. We certainly had no idea that the issues we discussed regarding patients waiting for transplant would literally represent our lives two years later. I am posting the video of our interview, not just for Jeremy, but for all us. We can do better.
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Our Father, Werner Finake, has been hospitalized at Bethesda Memorial since February 18th, 2013.. our father is suffering after effects from having 6 strokes in the last 6 month.. He has his eyes open but we don't officially know if he knows who we are.. He cannot open his mouth to talk, the Dr's say he might have to learn how to talk all over again, like a baby learns.. He cannot walk , he cannot use the restroom, he cannot move his head around, leaving bleeding on his left ear from always laying on his right facial side..He has Phenomia for the 2nd time... He has a trake in his neck and on the vent.. Our dad is not a US Citizen(Germany), the case worker isn't sure how Medicaid will be able to approve him for healthcare once he leaves the hospital, leaving us with all the expenses, we have to rent a special hospital bed, trake care, wheelchair, medications fo his bloodclot thinner, blood pressure medication. We really need your help, anything you can give is greatly appreciated, I will make a list of all donators so we can send you a Special Thank you card.. For anyone who has met my dad, you know how great of a person he is.... Once again, (personally), Thank you for your help. you may send any funds to Paypal: Nicoleybosch@gmail.com Thank you, from his kids Nicole,Ben,Andreas,Daniela,Manuela.
About a year and a half ago Mr. Biggs came into my life. I was asked by a friend if I would be interested in rescuing an English Mastiff; that had already had some damage formed to his front paws from being kept in a kennel too small for him. I had just started building my life up again; after my service in the military being an army ranger in 2nd ranger battalion. I wasn't sure how I would be able to manage caring for a dog as big as Mr. Biggs, but he instantly became my best friend, and needed me as much as I needed him. Over the past year and a half we have been there for each other through everything. When I was told that Biggs would need a $5000 surgery or would need to be put down; I felt like I had lost my best friend. Thanks to good friends, I recieved a name of another vet and they offered to do the surgery for less. I have had so much moral support and help to make his surgery possible. I have decided that anything over the price of his surgery that is raised will be donated to AARF (along with Danielle Shepherd and Sean Mcarthy's fund raiser for this organization for abused animals) and Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Fresno (Ca) "Grapple for the cure" (which contributes to St. Judes Children's hospital) to thank them for all their love and support with Mr. Biggs. I understand its a hard time financially for everyone right now, but being a military man I have and always will live the ideal of "No man left behind"; I feel the same goes for man's best friend as well. So, to all animal lovers and pet owners out there - any help you can manage is appreciated. Once Mr. Biggs gets through the surgery he would be more than happy to shower you with big slobbery kisses to say thank you!
Affiliation: Youth Auxiliary Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated Founder: Dr. Parlett L. More, 20th International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Established: 1950 Motto: Next Generation of Leaders Accepting Responsibility and Loving the Challenge Members: Young men ages 8 to 18 The Sigma Beta Club, originally called the “Beta Club,” is a premier National Program whose existence dates back to the early 1950. It was launched under the guidance and leadership of the Honorable Dr. Parlett L. Moore. Sigma Beta Club has been an essential part of the total organizational structure of Alumni chapters in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The purpose for the Sigma Beta Club is many. The Club is an organization for young male students that gives young men the opportunity to meet with each other on a regular basis outside the school atmosphere to discuss their interest and problems. The Club also gives its members a chance to meet with college and professional men on a regular basis;therefore, exposing the membership to various viewpoints of educational advancements. The club introduces its members to the national programs of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Beta Club programs are geared to meet the needs of its members, while at the same time provide them with a well rounded outlook that is needed to cope with today's society. The enrichment programs are cultural, social, and athletic. They are designed to give members a chance to be innovative, thereby instilling self confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. Service projects such as community clean-up, assistance to the elderly, March of Dimes, etc, thrust Club members into community involvement. What Your Giving To: The money you donate to the Irvington Sigma Beta Club will be used to provide scholarship opportunities for senior Sigma Beta Club members In Irvington NJ who are graduating from high school and who desire to attend a college or university of their choice. Additionally, your tax exempt donations will be used to support and enhance the development and implementation of various programs, projects and activities of Sigma Beta Clubs and members, inclusive of, but not limited to seminars, forums, workshops, class sessions, and recognition and achievement programs with the ultimate goals of mentoring and developing leadership skills and attributes of our Sigma Beta Club members and other participants. This is accomplished through a unified “On the Job Training and Financial Investment Program” in Bigger and Better Business, a “Tutorial and Achievement Program” in Education, a Sigma Against Teenage Pregnancy Plus Program, and Health and Wellness Programs in Social Action at the chapter, regional, state, and national levels within our Sigma Beta Clubs.
Aniya C. Goddard was born on October 13, 2008. Nicknamed "Miracle" because that is exactly what she was. She was a very lively child, and full of spunk, even during those tough times when being hospitialized. God decided to take Aniya home on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Given the fact that she has beat the odd's so many times throughout her life, her death was definitely unexpected. We are asking for help for Aniya's funeral cost. Aniya's Funeral will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Greater Emmanuel Temple 1117 E. Genesee st Flint, MI 48505. Anything that can be given is great appreciated. This is a very tough time for our family, and we would like to thank you in advance for your contribution.