Everyone- I became aware of this situation a few hours ago. Two of three children in the family have this disease; the youngest, age seven, is healthy. My family is acquainted with the son, Blaise- He is one of the 'good guys;- nice, well-mannered, kind to others, volunteers in our community. Blasie had volunteered to help with art
classes/camps during the summer. This is what HHS posted this week:
GOLF FORE HOPE
Join us on December 10 at the Robert Trent Jones, Hampton Cove Golf Course in an effort to fight Fanconi Anemia and provide help, life, and hope, for the Finnegan children of Huntsville.
This is a Golf Benefit to help the Finnegan Family of Huntsville raise funds for their two children who have recently been diagnosed with a life threatening and rare genetic disease called Fancon i Anemia. All proceeds for this event will go to help fight this terrible disease. Madeline is age 12 and is a student at Hampton Cove Middle School, and Blaise is age 16 and is a student at Huntsville High School. They have both been recently diagnosed with Fanconi Anemia. Fanconi Anemia causes the bone marrow to fail to produce healthy blood cells, leading to infection, cancer, and death. Both children are in need of a complete bone marrow transplant. When a donor is found, each child will have to travel to Minnesota for a minimum 100+ day hospital stay and possible chemotherapy/radiation treatment.
Golf Fore Hope will be a 4 person scramble held on the scenic River Course at Hampton Cove. There will be a long drive competition, closest to the pin, door prizes, prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, and a live auction of NFL and Sports Memorabilia. Lunch will
also be provided. Shot gun start at 9:30 a.m. with practice balls available @ 8:30 a.m. (Mulligans will available for purchase.)
Silent Auction of NFL, Alabama, and Auburn items along with other interesting items will be available. Cost: $150.00 a player or $600.00 a team. Corporate an d Matching Sponsorships are welcomed and strongly encouraged.
You can obtain a form to participate in the Golf for Hope by calling Matt Gibson at 256-653-5555 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can not participate in the Tournament at this time please
consider giving to the Blaise and Madeline Finnegan Fund Fore Hope account to benefit the Finnegan children which is set up at First American Bank
I thank you for your efforts in getting the word out during this holiday season. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, may we all remember how much we truly have to be thankful for and perhaps give of ourselves-time, talents, etc-as a way of offering our thanks.
S. Renee Prasil