Matt Moscato Charity Golf & Fundraiser July 26, 2013


Matt Moscato Golf Charity Golf & Fundraiser July 26, 2013 at Sylvan Glenn Golf Course in Troy, MI.

Lunch: 11:00

Shotgun: 1:00

$100 – You can register and pay online – click here

This year’s recipient is the Levi family. Dan, Mellissa, Taylor and Madison.

Dan’s doctors found a spinal cord bleed originating in his neck and continuing to his mid back. The pressure the clot was applying to his spinal cord has left him paralyzed from his chest down.

So on January 9th, 2013 we were at home having the kids get ready for bed. It was about 9:15pm and Dan was sitting on the edge of our bed playing the latest Hitman game that just came out. He turned off the system because he was having a pain in his right flank (the area just under and behind the armpit). He said “ I must have pulled a muscle or something, can you rub it out for a minute”? Of course I did but as I was it moved to his back. I did not feel very good about it moving so I said “we need to take you to ER”. He still did not think it was serious. Within 7 min- utes his right arm started to go numb. I then said “we are going now, get in the car!” He was in so much pain on the way there I must have ran every red light.

We pull up to ER and he cannot move his feet or legs. The security guard had to help him get out of the car. We were waiting to check him in and he was wailing. They took him right away. Seven hours later they took him into emergency sur- gery. They found a bleed in his spinal cord. The bleed or blood clot was the length of his neck to the middle of his back. The doctors said from C2 to T7. The pres- sure this clot was applying to his spinal cord has left him paralyzed from his chest down. We never expected anything like this to happen. None of the doctors can understand how this happened because there was no trauma. No car accident, no slip & fall, nothing.

Some of the blessings that have come out of this is a stronger faith, God can do all things, a complete healing isn’t to hard for Him. Also, our priorities have changed a little, family is more important than work, video games, etc.

He is still at the hospital where they are teaching him how to live in a wheelchair. He was told he will never walk again. We have two daughters, Taylor age 12 and Madison age 9. We have no idea what the hospital bills are going to total and he has been in the hospital for 8 weeks. We now have on going in-home care with nurses and physical therapy. We have had to reconstruct our home to make it acces- sible for him in a wheelchair. We cannot apply for Social Security Disability for at least a year. This injury has left him unable to work.


Fieldstone Winery May 9, 5:30-10:00pm

Fieldstone Winery
Thursday, May 9, 2013
5:30 -10:00 p.m.
223 S. Main St, Rochester MI (248) 656-0618
Wine Tasting * Art * Clothing * Fundraiser
Come enjoy amazing art, wine and help Thomas Richards Charity choose the two wines that Fieldstone will bottle.  15% of the sales will go to the charity.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards art supplies for Stoney Creek High School.
Artists that will be on display:
 Deborah Argyropoulos, Kristen Scott, Kyla Ford, Nicole Bishopp and Sheila Tinnion.
Art, clothing and wine will be available for purchase.
Hosted by

Thomas Richards Charity


Draper Family Receive’s Five Months Rent

Tina Draper, a single mother of four who receives no child support. Tina has a daughter, Taylor, who has been diagnosed with Medulloblastoma brain cancer stage 4. Tina’s grandson Javen, has Hydrocephalus, and has had multiple shunts in his brain and back as well as many surgeries for his eyes.

Thank you to all that attended the July 29, 2011 fundraiser and helped make this happen.

Five new IMac Computers for RHS

RHS Receives Donation from Thomas Richards’ Charity Rochester High Video Production students will find five new Apple iMac computers in their class this year, thanks to some generous RHS alumni. 1989 gradu-ates Tim Ciotti and Mike Moscato head up the Thomas Richards Charity, which selected the RHS program as one of their annual recipients after reading an essay written by Video Production teacher Chris Guyor. The charity was created in memory of Matt “Thomas” Moscato, Mike Mos-cato’s twin, also a 1989 RHS grad, who died in 2005. The computers will be used for editing and production by the students in the video program, which is open to students from all three high schools in the district.

Pictured (L-R): Tim Ciotti, RHS principal Charles Rowland, Mike Moscato, RHS teacher Chris Guyor

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