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Sal's Pals for Sal Gambino

Organized by: Jen Shade

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THE STORY:

On Saturday, at the Good Samaritan Hospital Street Fair, I met a young man named Sal Gambino. He was born with several issues that have made his life very difficult. He is 22 but functions on a 9-10 yr old level. He has a seizure disorder that has rendered him unable to walk, his bones are becoming brittle and are beginning to break, is losing his eyesight (one is gone already), and he has now been diagnosed with leukodystrophy (A rare diseases that affect the cells of the brain.) There is no cure. According to his mother, the best calculations the doctors can give her is 6 months. His dying wish is to see the fireworks at Disney before he goes totally blind and his organs begin the slow process of shutting down. He was a Make-A-Wish child and did get to go to Disney, but got too sick on the trip to do much, including the parade and fireworks. A friend of the family tried to help with a fundraiser, but only made $1,000. They need at least $2k more to go. They have been able to get the train tickets (he can't fly), and some of the hotel money for the trip at the end of July... but not enough including the park tickets. His mother took me aside and asked if I knew anyone that could help. The Hamsters have agreed to donate 1/2 of their earnings from their run to Sal on June 21. I will be putting out a jar with a pic of me and the family at my bike nights. Ginger said for a $5 and over donation, we give shop rag as a thank you. If you can think of anything else or have any ideas, I welcome them. It's SUPER SHORT NOTICE. My heart aches as much for his mother as it does for him. Here is a link to a simple page for a very simple family who is just happy that we would even consider helping them. It seems like an attainable goal. I don't normally take on something like this, After meeting him, I couldn't say no. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sals-pals/1401056953503158

$205

 

10% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Diva Kelly. DESMC

    $10

  • Cindy Potts, Mason and Kaleb Disharoon

     

  • Debra Chamberlin

    $20

  • Mary and Jim Blatt

    $50

  • Betsy Gentzler

     

  • Karen Sheaffer

    $10

  • freda

    $25

  • Diva Carrie DESMC

    $25

  • Melanie & Jeff

    $20

  • Jack McAleavy

    $25

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Organized by

Jen Shade

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Jack McAleavy

Jack McAleavy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Melanie & Jeff

Melanie & Jeff

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Diva Carrie DESMC

Diva Carrie DESMC

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

freda

freda

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Karen Sheaffer

Karen Sheaffer

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Betsy Gentzler

Betsy Gentzler

4 years ago

Mary and Jim Blatt

Mary and Jim Blatt

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Debra Chamberlin

Debra Chamberlin

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Cindy Potts, Mason and Kaleb Disharoon

Cindy Potts, Mason and Kaleb Disharoon

4 years ago

Diva Kelly. DESMC

Diva Kelly. DESMC

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

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