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Supporting Ewan

Organized by: Friends of Ewan

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THE STORY:

Imagine you woke up one day and your life got turned upside down. Our friends Seth & Gemma brought their 5 year old son Ewan to the ER because he had a terrible fever and he was quickly transferred to Children's Hospital in Boston because his blood counts were off. After testing they found out Ewan has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He will have to be in the hospital for several months undergoining chemotherapy, followed by a bone marrow transplant.  This can happen to any one of us at any time.

Our goal is to raise money for their added expenses like gas, parking, meals etc. while they go through this.  But Seth & Gemma have expressed that there are so many families here without the same level of support, and they would like to assist if possible.  Therefore, every penny donated will not only help Ewan's cause, but Seth & Gemma will also see to passing along to others in need, including gas, gifts for kids, and toys for the playroom.  

Paying your kindness forward will help so many kids and families in need.  Thank you for supporting this great cause.

 

UPDATE:  December 18, 2015   

Dear friends and family,

We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you directly for the incredible generosity you've displayed helping to support us during
this time (and to Dan Reilly for all his help organizing).  Gemma and I were just completely blown away by the donations.  I wanted to provide everyone a quick update both on Ewan and on the donations you made.

First, Ewan is doing well.  There have been plenty of rough spots and bumps along the way, but the bottom line is that he is progressing.

I've been posting semi-regular status updates on his Facebook group page, which you are all welcome to join if you haven't already.  The link is: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaptainEwan/

Ewan is engrafted, which is great news. His ANC (neutrophil counts) have been in the thousands, which makes him more able to fight off potential infections.  He's had to deal with a host of complications, nasty side-effects and other issues, but the doctors here have handled everything well and we feel that he is absolutely moving in the right direction.

We are hopeful that Ewan might be able to be discharged from the hospital soon.  It has been a long 4+ months, and all of us are ready to be under the same roof again. Once discharged he will have extensive outpatient care, but it will be a big step towards normalcy.

Regarding all of your donations, we wanted to give you a sense of the impact they had:

First, your contributions absolutely helped to cover all the parking, food, and other daily expenses of hospital life. That was wonderful for us.  But we also took the opportunity to pass along your
generosity to others...

We made a donation to the Child Resource Center here in the oncology unit.  Ewan's time was made so much easier by all the video games, movies, toys and crafts that the child specialists provide to the kids, and we added to that.

We also gave gift cards to our favorite nurses and clinical assistants who took such good care of Ewan and who made our time here tolerable and, at times, even enjoyable :-)

And finally, through a program at work called Google Gives, I was able to dramatically increase the impact of your generosity towards furthering cancer research.  I sponsored a drive during the Google Give week in honor of Ewan, asking people to donate to the Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute to support pediatric oncology research.  I matched a large amount of the donations, and Google matched as well, which created a 3X multiplier.  But even better, other Google colleagues jumped in as sponsors to help match.  By the end of the week, we had over 290 donations, generating over $95,000 in fundraising for
Dana-Farber!!!  And on top of that, I found out that Arbella insurance is also matching gift donations to DFCI in December, which make our total impact closer to $200,000!

This is money that will truly save lives, and we wouldn't have been able to generate that type of impact without your generosity.  It is really incredible.

Thank you all so much for the help and the love, it means so much to us.

Happy holidays and a very happy New Year!

Love,

Seth, Gemma, Callum, Ewan and Graham

$12,053

 

121% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Marco and Lorraine Reategui

    $50

  • The Kleyn famiy

    $25

  • Friends of Ewan

    $500

  • The Reed Family

    $50

  • Aunt Diana and Uncle Larry

    $500

  • Liz and Rick Terrill

    $200

  • Bergans

     

  • Vin and Bonnie Edwards

    $50

  • Napier Family

     

  • The Mahlers

    $100

  • The Arsenault Family

    $200

  • Schaeffer Family

     

  • Jim and Maureen

    $350

  • kelly and matt

     

  • Mike+Mikael+Clyde+Wyatt

    $100

  • Paulita, Mike & Adrian

     

  • Paul Cheifetz

    $108

  • The Chadwicks

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paula Pryor

     

  • Rice Family

     

  • Melicent & Harvey Versteeg

     

  • Betsy and Mike Miller

     

  • David Deuchler

     

  • Chris Wardle & Cherishma Shah

     

  • Karen Gilchrist & Pablo Slough

    $200

  • Charles Scrase

     

  • Alex Merz and Cora Taylor

    $100

  • The Bowden Family

     

  • Adrienne and Dana Burns

     

  • Adam, Erin & Chloe Swientek

    $50

  • Erin Evertsen

    $150

  • the philipson family

     

  • Annie and Gino Whitman

     

  • Ayres Family

    $100

  • Tom Stadtmiller Family

    $100

  • Jess Mays

     

  • The Kamionek Family

     

  • The Rodgers Family

    $200

  • The White Family

    $100

  • Tom, Liv, Colin & Ayden

    $100

  • The Martin Family

     

  • Maria Teixeira

     

  • Howie and Camilla

    $100

  • Terri & David LeBlanc

    $100

  • The Marshak Family

    $1,000

  • Schrader Family

     

  • Anuj Bajpai

    $200

  • Mrs. Chatlosh

     

  • The Berlams

    $150

  • Liz

     

  • Louise Berliner

    $0

  • Jack & Linda Maguire

    $0

  • Michelle & Brian Schmidt

    $0

  • Peter Jantzen

    $0

  • Joe & Anne Chang

    $0

  • The Minots

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Burts

    $20

  • Hughes family

     

  • Erica Cheng

    $50

  • MacDonald Family

    $200

  • Amy Schollin

     

  • Church Family

    $50

  • Rosalyn from Google

    $50

  • North Branford Congregational Church

    $1,000

  • Tom, Denise, Lily, and Lucy Stadtmiller

    $200

  • Abby Goldenfarb

    $50

  • Mike and Carol Cuoco

    $1,000

  • Scott & Mim Faraci

    $250

  • David and Marianne Slight

     

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Donor Comments

David and Marianne Slight

David and Marianne Slight

There is not a day that goes by without thinking and praying for all of you. May you hear every beat of Gods heartbeat as he takes care of your every need. Blessings and peace... David & Marianne 2 years ago

Scott & Mim Faraci

Scott & Mim Faraci

DONATION: $250

Love you guys and thinking of you always. 2 years ago

Mike and Carol Cuoco

Mike and Carol Cuoco

DONATION: $1,000

Healing thoughts and prayers coming your way, Ewan. 2 years ago

Abby Goldenfarb

Abby Goldenfarb

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tom, Denise, Lily, and Lucy Stadtmiller

Tom, Denise, Lily, and Lucy Stadtmiller

DONATION: $200

Hang in there Ewan and Family! We're praying for you! 2 years ago

North Branford Congregational Church

North Branford Congregational Church

DONATION: $1,000

From the NBCC church members and friends: prayers for healing for Ewan and his family. May God surround you with His peace, love, and blessings. 2 years ago

Rosalyn from Google

Rosalyn from Google

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Church Family

Church Family

DONATION: $50

A friend of Kelly, is a friend of ours. Sending lots of love and positive energy to Ewan and his family. 2 years ago

Amy Schollin

Amy Schollin

2 years ago

MacDonald Family

MacDonald Family

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

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