As family budgets get tighter for many of us, it is more and more difficult to help others in need. This committee has given over 97% of our proceeds directly to children and families that need it most. We help with medical bills, gas expenses, food and other incidentals related to medical struggles. As our community outreach has grown through the years, more and more families have approached us to help, this year is no different. Two of this year’s recipients that immediately come to mind are Wyatt Fleming and Haley Filippini; here is a brief summary of their stories.
Wyatt Fleming is a two year old boy from Branchburg who was diagnosed in February with hepatolastoma, a rare form of liver cancer. His best hope is chemotherapy to shrink the softball sized tumor on his liver before it can be removed through a very risky surgery or a liver transplant. His parents stay at Wyatt’s side during these scary, painful treatments while still balancing work and family expenses.
Hayley Filippini, is a 12 year old girl from Readington Township. Before Christmas she became mysteriously ill and by early February was diagnosed with pineoblastoma, a cancerous tumor on her brain. She is currently undergoing radiation which will be followed by many months of daily inpatient chemotherapy.
Your financial contributions can make a real difference for Wyatt, Haley and MANY other local children in our community who hope for nothing more than a happy life. Due to the generosity of many, we have seen improvement in several of our past recipient kids. Cheyenne Liccardi now breathes on her own without the aid of a tube, Andrew Prisco is back to being a happy and normal boy after receiving his new liver; Kelsey Kirchner and Caitlin Rice, two of our first recipients are now in college and both are heavily involved in giving back to their community. These children made it through some very tough times, but now are fighting back and being the best they can be, thanks to your support and faith in their spirit!! Help us give these kids a fighting chance in life. Any amount of help would be greatly appreciated.
Make a difference for Jack’s Kids today by sending your tax-deductible donation payable to “Somerville Elks c/o Jack’s Kids”, mail it to the Somerville Elks, c/o Jack Gardner Tournament, 375 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
You can also make a donation online here: http://www.jackskids.org/paymyfee.php
Thank you in advance for your consideration. God Bless you and your family.
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