Monday, July 23, 2007

Love for Parker

Last March, when I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, visiting friends, I got to meet Tammy, mommy of Parker, who happens to have Trisomy 21, and also several other medical issues. I didn't get to meet Parker, since I had just come down with some head congestion and did not want to take even the smallest chance of having him get sick.
Due to issues with their insurance company (refusing to pay for necessary medical equipment, supplies, services) and being ineligible for Medicaid for Parker, friends across the internet join in from time to time for fundraisers to help offset the costs associated with Parker's care.

Melody at Slurping Life will be holding a fund raising drive offering prizes as incentive for monetary donations to Parker's fund. Courtesy of Hewlett-Packard, she will be donating a digital camera/printer/accessories package retailing for approximately $430. All who donate will be entered for the drawing of all prizes. The minimum donation amount will be $2 with a heartfelt plea that will, hopefully, have many donate more. The money will be paid directly into an account accessible by Parker's parents, which is a fund created under the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, and will be used to for medical bills as well as speech and physical therapies. Visit Slurping Life for all the details of the fundraiser or click on the button here.