Entries Tagged as 'Individuals'

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Pitt Jolie and a Cool Mil

Missourian, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie made a $1 million gift through their foundation (apparently called the Jolie-Pitt Foundation) to help kids in war-torn Iraq. The money will be distributed by the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, an initiative that was launched at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative and co-chaired by Jolie. The money […]

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Spring Charity Walk – Brooklyn, New York

Campaign Start: May 13, 2007 Campaign End: May 19, 2007 Campaign Goal: $5,000 Akash Mehta, Age 9, student of St, Ann’s School and resident of Park Slope, organizes Walkathon to raise money for a library in a girls’ middle school in Herat, Afghanistan. Akash’s note to all his young friends is pasted below. It looks […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Need Help in Texas

Campaign Start: May 2, 2007 Campaign End: January 1, 2008 Campaign Goal: $1,500 From Mrs. Natalie Garner, Valley View, TX – njeanette31@hotmail.com My husband has found out that he has a cureable disease. I am paying for our health insurance out of my paycheck at the rate of $350.00 every two weeks. The medicine he […]

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Riley G. Horgan Medical Trust Fund

Campaign Start: June 7, 2006
Campaign End: July 7, 2007
Campaign Goal: $1,500

Riley Horgan is a 10-year old vibrant, loving and active young lady who was born prematurely and has struggled with health issues since she was born. Though years of steroid treatment has held off her disease, Riley is in need of a double lung transplant in order to overcome her medical condition known as Bronchiolitis Obliterans, a rare lung disease similar to cystic fibrosis.

Riley is strong, and unrelenting in her ongoing fight for life and yet is very aware that she will die at a very young age should she not receive a viable organ donation soon. Her doctors at UCLA have put her at the top of the organ donation list. At anytime her mother Erynn Horgan will have to relocate to Los Angeles from Las Vegas and sustain overwhelming medical bills and living expenses in Los Angeles while continuing to sustaining a home in Las Vegas, Nevada for her son Jack. Her husband Jon, though a hard working truck driver, does not make a salary to support such a lifestyle.

Erynn, a professional working mother up until recently, has been instructed by the doctors that she is not to work, is to spend time with her daughter, and be ready to get to the airport at a moments notice to be air lifted to Los Angeles for Riley’s operation. Erynn has been informed that after approximately 1.5 months, the insurance will cut off.

Jon’s work offers only a PPO health program, and though they pay exorbitant costs for Riley’s high risk situation, insurance will only pay approximately 40-50% of the medical costs during the coverage period. It has been estimated that the Horgan family will have to cover close to $500,000 in medical and living costs during Riley’s hospital stay and up to one year following the surgery while she and her mother reside in Los Angeles, while sustaining a permanent residence in Las Vegas for her son Jack.

Knowing Riley personally since birth has motivated me to do whatever possible to save her life. She is a loving, considerate, artistic, funny, and worthy child, worthy of a second chance to be everything that she possibly can. Without the generosity, kindness, and support of strangers and those that know and love Riley, her future is a short one. She will not be able to do many things that she wants.

I asked Riley once if she was scared about going into the hospital, she said, “I’m not scared, but it will be lonely”. She will be isolated for up to four months following the transplant and her small, 80 pound frame will be pumped full of immune suppressant drugs to assist with anti-rejection.

Won’t you please help to save her life? The smallest financial donation to her medical trust fund can mean a lot.

We will be setting up a non-profit fundraising campaign with the National Transplant Assistance Fund in the near future, so that all contributions will be tax deductible. At this time, the non-profit is not in place, however, should you wish to donate now, please send all funds to:

Riley G. Horgan
Medical Trust Fund
Bank of America
Acct #004967384551
Write “IN HONOR OF RILEY HORGAN” in the memo field

Should you require additional information about Riley and the Horgan’s situation, I can be contacted at ms.speer@cox.net, (619) 990-8392.

Your generosity will not go unnoticed.

Samantha Speer — Lemon Grove, CA

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Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Appeal: Walk away Cystic Fibrosis in Portland, OR

Campaign Start: April 19, 2006
Campaign End: May 20, 2006
Campaign Goal: $500.00

Read this appeal to help Jon Deveaux from Portland, OR raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and help find a cure for the disease that afflicts Jon’s daughter, Ella.

Read the full appeal here…