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April 19, 2012

Please consider supporting Zak and others with a primary immunodeficiency!  See more

BENEFITING: Immune Deficiency Foundation

EVENT DATE: Jun 30, 2012

Heather Huot

THE STORY:

After a year and a half of testing, Zak was diagnosed with a primary immunodefiency at the age of 3.  With an immune system that cannot build an effective response to illness, Zak receives monthly IV treatments that give him the defenses that his body can't produce.  This is a lifelong illness for Zak, but he is resilient!

April is Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month. Medical professionals are taught to look for horses when they hear hoofbeats, not zebras. Those with PIDD are the zebras. Please support Zak, and all the other zebras out there by making a donation. All proceeds go to the Immune Deficiency Foundation.

Primary immunodeficiency diseases are a group of relatively rare conditions caused by intrinsic or genetic defects in the immune system.  In fact, the World Health Organization recognizes over 150 of these diseases that affect thousands of children and adults in the United States. Years ago, a diagnosis of a primary immunodeficiency meant extremely compromised lives, not just for the patients but for their families as well. Today, with early diagnosis and appropriate therapies, many patients with that same diagnosis can live healthy, productive lives.

In the United States, there are approximately 250,000 people diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency disease and thousands more go undetected. These individuals often find it difficult to receive specialized health care, proper diagnosis and treatment. Individuals affected by primary immunodeficiency diseases also experience difficulties financing their health care, finding educational materials on the disease and locating others with whom to share their experiences.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Heather Huot

    $100

  • Burns Family

    $175

  • Burns family

    $25

  • Michael & Denise Leiden

    $50

  • Gwen Emmons

    $10

  • Katie

    $50

  • Mimi Wong

    $25

  • Zak Vassar

    $50

  • Mary Bushbaum

    $100

  • Paul & Jacki Huot

    $25

  • Kelly Wright

    $50

  • Frank and Gina DiCandia

    $50

  • John M. Wagner

    $50

  • Patrick and Courtney Hull

    $50

  • Sandy Crellin

    $50

  • The Salsgiver Family

    $50

  • Megan Lafty Whalen

    $10

  • Deborah Wagner

    $100

  • Kristina Haas Griffin

    $10

  • Dana and Sean Heron

    $25

  • Ann & Gerry Huot

    $300

  • Steve and Laura Burns

    $150

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151% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve and Laura Burns

Steve and Laura Burns

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Ann & Gerry Huot

Ann & Gerry Huot

DONATION: $300

In memory of great grandpa Bill & Great grandma Jeanne Bushbaum ($150) & great pepere Jerry and great grandmaman Rita Huot ($150). 5 years ago

Dana and Sean Heron

Dana and Sean Heron

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kristina Haas Griffin

Kristina Haas Griffin

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Deborah Wagner

Deborah Wagner

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Megan Lafty Whalen

Megan Lafty Whalen

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

The Salsgiver Family

The Salsgiver Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Sandy Crellin

Sandy Crellin

DONATION: $50

4 Zak and Iggy.... 5 years ago

Patrick and Courtney Hull

Patrick and Courtney Hull

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

John M. Wagner

John M. Wagner

DONATION: $50

5 years ago