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March 2018 Newsletter
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Rye By The Sea 5k Walk/Run & Duathlon Update
Zack Weinberger 5K Roll & Stroll
Locals Support for Myla & Her Story
An Update and a Look Ahead
As we enter March, we also enter the wind whipping end of Winter, the beginning of Spring, your truly’s birthday and more importantly Annie’s Angels anniversary with a celebration known as the Heavenly Ball.
The Heavenly Ball is the biggest fundraiser we will hold all year and is the largest single source of revenue to help local families struggling financially through life threatening disease, illness or disability.
If you recall from a previous newsletter, we helped more families in 2017 from January to September than is any other complete calendar year. It was thanks in part to a successful Heavenly Ball that we were able to finish the year without having to turn families away. If you aren’t attending I would encourage you to please make an online donation to help us hit our Heavenly Ball goal of $100,000.00.
What can the Heavenly Ball funds be used for? I was recently contacted by a local agency asking for help for a gentleman we’ll call AJ. AJ has terminal cancer that was being controlled for now, with medication but had no cure and would ultimately take his life. AJ needed a new bed, for now this bed would be a comfortable night sleep but in the coming months this bed would be his refuge, his place to rest comfortably and recuperate from his treatments. Thanks to your support Annie’s Angels was able to help AJ get the bed he needs for this last fight. Thank you for giving.
Are you familiar with Vendor Bingo? You play normal Bingo but instead of winning prize money, you win really cool stuff donated by local vendors. The veterans at Manchester Community College are hosting Vendor Bingo on Friday March 30 from 6 pm to 10 pm in the gym at MCC. The night begins with our National Anthem performed by the Color Guard followed by a short ceremony honoring some of the veterans including Chris Journeau, the veteran who inspired our Chris’ Pets for Vets program. We would love to see you there. It’s a great chance to meet Jo Ann, Chris’ mom and honor his memory. All proceeds from this Vendor Bingo will benefit Chris’ Pets for Vets and provide FREE companion animals to current and former military.
Join us as Urban Tree Service presents the 22nd Annual
Rye By The Sea 5k Walk, Run & Duathlon
Saturday June 2nd, 2018
5k Walk/Run and Duathlon (5k run + 17 mile bike + 5k run)Run/Walk through beautiful conservation trails and bike along the scenic coastline with views of the Atlantic while moving through the towns of Rye and North Hampton. This is a great tune up race for Duathletes and Triathletes alike!
Race Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Start Time: 8 am
Start/Finish Lines: Rye Learning Skills Academy – 1247 Washington Road, Rye
Parking: – 500 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland
T-Shirts: Free to First 250 Entrants
Zack Weinberger 5K Roll & Stroll
Zack Weinberger is an 18-year-old who suffers from a rare form of Epilepsy called Lafora disease. It’s a terminal, progressive form of epilepsy that has, to date stripped him of his ability to walk, speak, feed himself and overall care for himself. He suffers daily from grand mal, absence, drop and nearly constant myoclonic (ticking) seizures. The disease is so rare that only about 200 cases in the world have ever been diagnosed.
This is your opportunity to walk/roll for Zack! Register today!
The first 250 friends to register get a Zack Weinberger 5K Roll & Stroll T-Shirt!
When: Sunday, March 25, 2018 1pm to 5pm
Where: Noble High School, 388 Somersworth Road, North Berwick, ME 03906
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org
The night of the accident she was rushed to Portsmouth Regional Hospital, the following day she was transported to Mass. General Hospital in Boston. From the accident she spend several months in a coma/vegetative state, once stabilize at Mass. General she was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
In February 2011, Myla came home to continue her recovery. Upon returning home she returned to Winnacunnet High School and graduated in June 2011, with a standard diploma, that every High School student gets. She did it by answering questions to testing through people spelling to her and by doing power point. She is making tremendous gains against all odds down the road of recovery. She is aware of whats going on and she is doing a great job recovering! Her plans are to continue on with her education and attend a local college. She needs all the support she can get. Myla is a fighter and she will overcome this obstacle with all of your support.♥.
Myla is now taking HBOT, Hyperbaric Medicine, also known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), in a metal chamber the pressure takes her down to the equivalency of being 16 feet below sea level while she is wearing a mask that allows for her to breath 100% pure oxygen. This therapy/medicine gives her body 15 times the penetration of oxygen intake then under normal conditions. Helping with her growing more veins in the brain, turn on or grow new neuron, and assist with her brain to obtain a better plasticity to its improvements. She is walking with one person assistant, making better use of her arms and legs. She is eating three meal a day by mouth, having her g-tube removed. She is working on talking with saying HI, DAD, YA, and NA. All of these improvements are a direct relation to her getting HBOT therapy.