One thing that many of us take for granted on a daily basis is our overall health. Sure we may have a cold here and a bout of the stomach flu from time to time but many of us have been blessed to be healthy. This is not the case with one delightful and brave 6 year old little girl named Adalyn. You see, Adalyn has been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, one that affects her bladder/bowel functioning, respiratory complications, immune system deficiencies, visual impairment, and muscle fatigue/weakness. There is no known cure for this at the time and she requires constant care and love. The financial strain that goes into the barrage of tests, therapies, equipment, care, etc is understandably overwhelming which is why I feel so strongly that we need to help support this adorable little girl and her family through these tough times.
This Saturday (Sept. 13th) will be the 2nd Annual “Answer for Adalyn” event taking place at Falls Park. There will be a motorcycle ride, cookout, live music, a kid zone, cornhole tournament, and more!
Even if you can’t make the highly anticipated event you can still help out this deserving family by making a financial donation here. I think that we as a community have shown time and time again our commitment to helping one another and this is no exception! Let’s come together to help ease a bit of the financial strain and stress that is surely prevalent in their lives. I hope to see all of you there this weekend!
We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village”, “Charity begins at home” and so on but two women, Michelle Marks and Mary Harvey took a stance and followed through on those famous sayings. Not only did they create a wonderful organization called Outfitters Inc. which provides clothing to children in need but they did so right in their own community! Outfitters supplies new and quality used clothing to low income families in a boutique type setting that assists in providing a positive self image for the youth in our community. Since their start in 2005 they have managed to clothe over 2,395 kids in and around our town.
There are also ways that you can get involved and help to make Outfitters a continued (and necessary) success. First of all, you can donate shoes and clothing. In fact, 75% of their clothing needs are met through donations of quality used, in-style clothing from individuals in the community. Here is a link to the types of clothing and/or accessories that they are currently accepting! Financial donations are also greatly needed for a plethora of different uses. You can donate online as well! Last but not least they have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for adults and youth alike. Click here to see how you can help and lets come together as a community to ensure that this incredibly worthwhile organization continues its mission for years to come!
Sometimes courage comes in the smallest of packages and there is no better example than the amazing Van Green. For those of you who don’t know he is a four year old little boy here in town who is battling brain cancer. His smile is contagious and his energy is infectious. He has truly been an inspiration for not only his parents, friends, and family but for other sick children he has met throughout his treatment. Unfortunately these life saving treatments don’t come cheap and the financial strain is mounting for his supportive parents. There has been a benefit organized to help raise money and in turn hopefully spirits for all of those effected. The benefit will be this Sunday at the Bridge Church located behind Mounds Mall. For only $7.00 you will get a chicken noodle dinner as well as a concert after the dinner. Van’s dad Lukas will be performing in the concert as well! The dinner starts at 4:00 with the concert at 6. Even if you can’t make the benefit stop in at Clip Zone in Anderson to buy a Van the Man t-shirt! Every little bit helps! This is a perfect way to give back to a very deserving family and have a great family friendly fun day!