Boy does time go by fast. We have 9 months till Doug’s 2nd birthday, so we have to get the ball rolling!
Please Join us for our first Fundraiser event at Maple Shades Holiday fest on December 2nd, from 6-9! Come see us there! We did so well with our candle sales that we had the opportunity to purchase some candles of our own to sell. We will also have our ‘Doug’s Journey to Sight’ bracelets to purchase as well. And best of all we will be having a free Give a Way! Come enter your name at a chance to win a $25 Panera Bread gift card for FREE!!! Donations are appreciated. We would like to thank Joanne Mortimer for getting us a table at holiday fest, and also Panera Bread for their prize donation! We are so thankful to have this opportunity!
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s always nice to get out and have some fun! With that said we would like to invite you to our next fundraiser event at Laurel Lanes Bowling Alley on Saturday January 14th, from 12pm-2pm. Tickets are $20 a person, 6 people per lane. This includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental per person, while each lane gets 1 pizza pie, and 3 pitchers of Soda. We can try to keep everyone in a group but if you have less then 6 people you may be split up to efficiently fill our lanes. If you want to be kept together you can purchase a whole lane to yourselves for $100, still including 2 hours bowling and shoe rental per person, and pizza and soda for that lane as well. We will also be selling baked goods, t- shirts, and our support bracelets. Please come support Doug’s Cause!
Calling all bakers! We are looking for people to donate baked goods for the bake sale, if your interested please contact us via e-mail @ DougsJourney2012@yahoo.com.
Those of you who ordered Yankee Candles can stop holding your breath! They have come in and all sellers have their products to hand out so if you are looking for your goodies you know who to call! After all was said and done we made $100 profit through Yankee! I would like to thank all my sellers for helping us out and all of the people who purchased as well! Every thing we make is a step closer to our goal!
We are heading in the right direction! Hope to see you guys tomorrow night!
- Doug was born on September 1, 2010. At 2 months old he was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia(ONH). ONH is when you have an under developed optic nerve causing vision impairment. In Doug’s case, his optic nerves are about 75% smaller than average size. We were told there was nothing we can do to improve his vision, but we refused to believe that was it. After hearing about stem cell treatments being done in China, that include multiple injections & various therapies, we began fundraising. We were able to raise enough money and went to China end of July, 2012. Since then we have noticed multiple changes in Dougie's vision. He is responding to things double to triple the length he was prior, and also reacting to different colors that he had never responded to prior to going. We are ready to go back and have began fundraising for more treatments because we feel they will only improve his vision more. These treatments are not cheap and insurance does not cover any of it. Starting at $24,000 plus travel and expenses, we need around $40,000 total. We did it once; we know we can do it again! Please help us create this MIRACLE and help give our son the gift of sight.