A little over a year ago I was introduced to a heroic Mom enduring a challenge, most of us can only imagine. Her pride and joy, Parker, was born 6 weeks early with pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease, a tethered spinal cord, an imperforate anus (he wore a colostomy bag until 2 years ago) and has had to undergo many many surgeries and procedures in his short (almost) 6 years, with another OR date scheduled the first week of October.
Parker is traced, is fed via a g-tube and requires oxygen 24/7 as well as a vent to breathe when he sleeps. He also requires several medications many times during the day. Parker also proudly carries an extra chromosome, which is better known as Down syndrome. That has never mattered, nor will it ever be an issue for his family. They just want to keep their Brave Hero alive. While Parker does have private insurance, his private insurance company can’t wait to throw their Brave Hero off their rolls. Many on the state legislature not only want to refuse any and all federal funding of Medicaid and Medicaid waivers, but last year’s budget cuts resulted in throwing trached kids off the Travis C. Waiver……for the first time ever.
Budget cuts in the state of Utah are affecting his coverage that already doesn't pay for many of Parker's needs such as his $2,000 dollar a month drug for pulmonary hypertension. Parker's family is terrified as to what the future will bring regarding their ability to provide Parker with the medical care he needs. Also, the appointments with many specialists is over an hour each way to meet with each specialist and attend testing procedures.
If the emotional challenge wasn't enough, it breaks my heart, and angers me at the same time, that any family would have to endure such financial challenges just to get the basic medical attention their child needs to stay alive.
Last year we had a Fundaiser that helped make a small dent in Parkers Medical Fund. Since everyone loves Scentsy, why not use this wonderful product to help make a difference again this holiday season.
So, you ask... "How Can I Help?"
You can help in one of two ways:
|Win the Popular Jack O Lantern Warmer|
1. Visit www.PrayingforParker.com and make at least a $5.00 donation to Parker's Tip Jar. For each $5.00 you contribute, you will be entered into the drawing to win the popular Scentsy Jack O Lantern Warmer, just in time for Halloween. For example, if you contribute $10.00 your name will be entered twice.
2. Buy Scentsy Products via my online Praying for Parker Fundraiser and I will personally contribute my commission, from this fundraising event, to Parkers Medical Fund. Simply visit www.Addicted2scents.com and click on the Praying for Parker Fundraising link and then start shopping. Its that simple. (Make sure you visit the "Praying for Parker Fundraising" link, which is a separate event specifically set up for the event.) Your Scentsy order will be delivered to your specified address within 10 business days. Why not contribute to a great cause while giving the gift of Scentsy? Everyone loves the gift of Scentsy!
3. Also, starting October 15th, there will be another special FREE Scentsy offer. Stay tuned for more exciting information coming soon.
Thank you for your generosity!
~ Katie Jones