Hi Friends & Family,
Thank you for the continued support and generosity all these years. I appreciate each and every one of you that go out of your way to support Children's Hospital.
For those of you that may not know my story, here is a summarized version (because the full version could be a whole book lol):
I was born with a disease called Severe Combined Immune Deficiency and needed a Bone Marrow Transplant at fifteen months old to survive. The transplant at Children's Hospital was a success but Graft Versus Host Disease attacked my upper body muscles, stomach and mouth. It was so rare to affect the muscles that the doctors couldn't believe it. So this meant I would have to live with physical limitations for the rest of my life.
Limitations have not stopped me. This year I was promoted to Head Golf Professional at the golf course. I get to lead the Junior Golf Program, which is something I was looking forward to doing. I truly enjoy teaching kids the game that I love. With your support, you may give a child the opportunity to play golf. This is why I continue to fight for this cause, because people gave me the opportunity and I want to pay it forward.
Why am I doing this?
The short answer is that I want to do something that helps kids, and I can't think of a better organization to support than Children's Wisconsin.
The longer answer is that by running or walking in this event for Children's, I know I am raising funds that support the care provided to kids, from life-saving cancer and heart treatments all the way to life-changing community care. Every day, Children’s is working to make Wisconsin kids the healthiest in the nation and my support and fundraising is critical to this work.
Community investment in Wisconsin’s kids has afforded many of Children’s amazing accomplishments and has helped to pave the way for an exciting future.
Here is a snapshot of what community support has enabled:
~ Translational research that improves patient care and outcomes and continues to move toward cellular therapies that will eventually prevent disease
~ Countless programs and services that support families and are not reimbursed by Medicaid or other insurance
~ Sustained extraordinary care in our heart program, leading the country with a nationally ranked, outcomes-based program
I can make a real difference for an organization making a real difference for kids. If you have it in your heart to help, please donate now.