Matt Moscato Charity Golf 2015 Friday July 31, 2015.

Matt Moscato Charity Golf 2015 Friday July 31, 2015.

Friday July 31, 2015 1:00 Shotgun (lunch starts at 10:30) – Sylvan Glen

This years golf will be in support of helping Izzy to be pain free, so please help us fund her surgery.

Izzy’s problem’s all started with a 6-week battle with bronchitis and sinus infections in November of 2012. When Izzy, then 12 years old, finally began to feel better, she was left with a constant headache.  

She has seen multiple specialists, at University of Michigan Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, and Michigan Head and Neurological Institute. She went through endless tests – MRI’s, MRA’s, MRV’s, EEG’s, heart tests, constant blood work, nerve blocks in her temples, forehead, and back of her head, and even tried Botox injections. She has tried spinal taps, which always ended with a painful blood patch to try to help the additional spinal headache that would follow the initial spinal tap. All in hopes that it would break her constant headache. She tried what seemed like hundreds of medications with no results to end the head pain. She was even hospitalized to try more invasive prescription treatments, spending her 15th birthday there, all to leave without any answers. Doctors, who were said to be the “best in the world”, always repeating that Izzy was a complicated case, a mystery.

For these three and a half years Izzy’s parents were paying up to $1400.00 a month for insurance alone. Dr. Amerlak in Texas, after reviewing all of Izzy’s medical history, believed that he could help Izzy. Izzy flew to Texas in February of 2015 and had two appointments with Dr. Amerlak. One performing specialized nerve blocks that left Izzy with no pain in her temples for the first time in three years! (This “pain free” period lasted for three hours; the longest it would be expected to last was four.) Two days later, at the second appointment, he then performed specialized deep Botox injections to her face, neck, and head.

The next step is to have nerve decompression surgery that would hopefully allow Izzy, now 16 years old, to have a headache free day. The surgery is not covered by insurance.

Izzy’s strength and perseverance through this has been remarkable. In spite of the constant head pain she has been able to remain an A/B student and is determined to hopefully attend Michigan State University one day to become a neuropsychologist. She has goals, she has plans, and hopefully this surgery will help her achieve them.

Thomas Richards Charity thanks you for your contiuned support.

 

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Thomas Richards is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charity all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

We will contact you after payment to get the names of all of the Golfers and/or Participants in the Dinner. Thank You for your support!!!!

2014 Matt Moscato Charity Golf

Lexi

This year the event will be the same weekend as the Rochester High School class of 1989 25th reunion. The 2014 recipient will be Lexi Mancini daughter of Allyson Mancini (Blaker) class of 89.Lexi a sweet 14 year old girl who needs your help with the rest of her life…..
Most girls her age have basic teen-age concerns: playing sports, having sleepover parties, and counting the minutes until the next school dance. When Lexi was one year old she was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that affects many parts of the body. She produces no hormones of any kind. Lexi has been receiving growth hormone injections since she was two years old, and began taking estrogen last year. She will have to continue to take hormones (estrogen and progesterone) the rest of her life. Future concerns from Turner Syndrome are life-threatening heart issues and kidney problems, along with increased risks for certain cancers. This aliment alone would be enough for anyone to struggle a lifetime with; however,Lexi is also afflicted with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), a life threatening and incurable disorder. Something as common as the flu or pneumonia can lead patients to hospitalization and in worse cases, death. This creates many problems. First and foremost, the high risk of infection. She has to be wary all the time of what she touches, who she touches. She experiences additional side effects such as joint inflammation, reoccurring gastrointestinal pain, and weight loss. Future concerns from the immune deficiency are enlarged spleen and lymph nodes, lung tissue damage, autoimmune diseases, and an increased risk of cancer, especially cancer of the lymphoid system, skin and gastrointestinal tract. She takes numerous prescription medications on a daily basis along with numerous supplements.
She needs IV infusions of gamma globulin every three weeks for the rest of her life, which takes approximately six hours. Amazingly, Lexi is a 4.2 student. Her treatments, although necessary, are not pain-free, nor risk-free. Side effects range from mild headaches, which she experiences, to severe anaphylactic shock and death, but without them she could die.
She will never be “healed”.The family has changed health insurance four times since 2011. Insurance companies don’t want to cover her because her illness is considered “catastrophic. Every time her family changes insurance, there is a risk of missing a treatment. Insurance is billed on avg. 250,000 + a year the family has paid on avg. $28,000 a year, with no end in sight. With her turning 18 soon we don’t know what will happen to her coverage. With the United States insurance in question we have no idea what the cost will be in the future.any questions contact Tim Ciotti 3107040806 or tciotti@me.comGolf will be at Sylvan Glen Golf Course and lunch at Camp Ticonderoga

To register – click here

 

 

 

Pinot’s Palette Thursday June 26, 2014

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Pinot’s Palette

Thomas Richards Charity Fundraiser, in support of Chris Bagley, is proud to Paint It Forward with Pinot’s Palette. Pinot’s Palette Rochester Hills will donate portions of the class proceeds to Chris Bagley’s kidney journey. For those of you that do not know Chris, he is a 25 year old young man who was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) when he was thirteen years old. While PKD is a genetic disease, which attacks both kidneys, Chris was one of the 10% of patients where it mutated, most likely because it was a recessive gene in both parents. Unfortunately, in late fall of 2013, Chris learned that his kidneys had taken a turn for the worse. In January 2014 Chris’ kidney function was down to 16%, deeming him eligible for and needing a kidney transplant. He has been evaluated by the University of Michigan Transplant Center and was placed on the UNOS transplant list in February. He is currently hoping to find a live donor as the transplant waiting list in Michigan is in excess of five years. Please help us fill up this class for a great cause and Paint It Forward to help us contribute to Chris’s medical expense trust.

BECAUSE THIS IS A CHARITY EVENT, NO DISCOUNTS OR GIFT CERTIFICATES WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS CLASS.

AVAILABLE
$35.00
per painter
There are only 63 spots available so sign up right away, the class will fill up quickly 
Click the link below to sign up.

Celebrate MI In The Village Sunday May 18, noon-5:00pm

Troy Historic Village (THV) will partner with Thomas Richards Charities on Sunday, May 18, 2014 to host Celebrate Michigan in the Village at the THV. This fun family afternoon will feature great food, beverages, games for the entire family, and live music. Troy Historic Village will have crafts, “Selfie Zones” where visitors will be able to take “Selfies” at designated fun zones in the Village, costumed interpreters in the buildings, and old time games on the green. Food and beverages will be offered from Fieldstone Wineries, Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub, The Big Salad and Billy Sims Barbeque. The live music will feature Tritone Paradox and Sweet Crystal performing with special guest Amy Susan Heard and Gail Engling. Admission is Free with all proceeds from the sale of food and beverages supporting THV and Thomas Richards Charities.

Free Admission

Sunday May 18th, noon-500

Noodles Monday October 21, 2013 11-9 to support Lisa Head

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Noodles and company
Monday October 21, 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m.
25% of what you eat and drink will be donated to the charity on.
Noodles 6836 Rochester Road

Lisa Head is a wonderful teacher; she is a friend and colleague to many, and serves as an inspiration to anyone who has the honor of knowing her and of working with her. Lisa has been a teacher for the Avondale School District for seventeen years throughout which she has changed the lives of hundreds of children.
However, on June 15th, 2013…disaster struck. Lisa was involved in a bicycle accident and suffered serious injuries. Thanks to the help of an anonymous Good Samaritan, who happened to be passing by at that very moment, Lisa is alive today. Her family and friends will be forever grateful to this person.
Lisa’s journey over the past few months has not been an easy one. She was in a coma for three weeks and she continues to receive physical and occupational therapy as she recuperates. Through hard work and perseverance, Lisa has made progress and she is determined to return to work at Woodland as soon as she can. Her family has received an outpouring of love and community support throughout this ordeal and Lisa is grateful for the support that this fundraiser will provide as she continues on the road to recovery.

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