"It has been an extremely tough and stressful week with some unexpected news for our family. Last week we took Jaxon into his pediatrician for a concern we had with his right eye. After visiting with her, she promptly sent us to see an Ophthalmologist for a further exam that day. That doctor was able to do his best to examine the eye of a reluctant 2yr old and decided we needed to have an MRI and full eye exam both done under anesthesia. He got us scheduled for both of those promptly last week. The doctor that performed those procedures has informed us that Jaxon has a Retinoblastoma (cancerous tumor) in his right eye. He did say that the MRI shows it is contained to one eye and hasn't spread anywhere else yet. The tumor is too large to treat with chemo and to help ensure it doesn't spread or cause further issues, we have to have his right eye removed and replaced with a prosthetic eye. This surgery has been scheduled for this Friday(4/21). We are saddened and scared for what our sweet baby boy will have to go through to remove this awful cancer from his beautiful eye but really hoping all goes well with a speedy recovery for our little guy!!! 💔😰"
To my favorite radio DJs, My favorite 15 year old girl Alexis was recently diagnosed with AML (leukemia). She is hospitalized at Primary Children's hospital, and will be for the next few weeks undergoing extensive Chemo treatments. Her father Shav has not left her side and will not, leaving him out of work. Funds will be tight for them. There has been a go fund me set up. I am writing to ask that you spread the good word and refer your listeners to this link:
Brooklyn Regional Competition
Hi my name is Brooklynn. I am 13 years old. I have qualified for regionals with my tumbling team. The competition will be held in Las Vegas. I am raising funds for the hotel, fees, and other costs. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.Love Brooklynn
I am a crazy, tired 1st Grade teacher and I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed. I have created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. https://www.donorschoose.org/project/excuse-me-is-this-seat-taken/2542003/ If anyone gives to my classroom by May 3, their donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code LIFTOFF on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50). If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.
United Angels Foundation
A listener has a 2 year old daughter with Downs Syndrome and once she was born and ever since then they have faced all sorts of challenges from learning issues to open heart surgery. The United Angels Foundation has been there to help the whole time and they want to in turn help others.
There will be a walk taking place June 3rd in Lehi. To find out more, check out link below!
Vetran who lost his wife in car accident
A Utah man who is a 26 year Army Veteran just experienced his wife pass away over the weekend after a car accident on May 17, 2017. If you would like to help, you can click on the Gofund me account. http://kutv.com/news/local/two-hospitalized-2-southbound-lanes-closed-after-multiple-car-crash-on-state-street
"I am writing in to help spread the word about a fundraiser that is going on for my aunt & her family. My aunt found out in November of last year that she has advanced Lyme disease. She had been treating what she thought was Ulcerative Colitis but it turned out to be Lyme mimicking UC. Then about a month ago, we found out that all three of her little girls have it (contracting it in utero). Lyme treatment is about $53,000 a year for each person & they will soon be treating four. Here is the kicker, insurance does not cover a cent of it - because the CDC does not consider it a "real disease" & that it can be cured with short brief treatment. (On average, a lyme patient has the disease for 10+ years. My aunt has had it for longer than that.) Her dental office is doing a fundraiser for National Selfie Day ( starting tomorrow the 21st). They are donating $5 for every selfie that is posted on Facebook with the hashtags #TraverseMountainFamilyDentalAndOrthodontics #BriggsFamily #BriggsGirlsLickLyme . I have a flyer for it but I am not sure how to post it on here. Plus we are having a silent auction in August as well that we are looking for donations for. I just want to help spread the word so we can raise as much as possible for my beautiful aunt and her girls."