It’s hard to imagine scrapping together every penny you have just to pay for your child’s medical bills. It’s even harder to wake up on Christmas day and see the look on your sick child’s face because you couldn’t afford any gifts due to having to pay for their doctor’s visits, tests, and treatments.
Unfortunately, this is the case for many families, whose children have been diagnosed with serious illnesses that need constant medical attention.
Mary Beth Barrett, daughter of Jim Barrett (owner of Road Scholar Transport), can relate. Her son Brayden was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, a progressive tumor disorder, at the age of two. Luckily, she was always able to pay his medical bills, while providing him and his siblings with gifts from Santa at Christmas time. Now, she wanted to do something for those who weren’t as fortunate.
Mary Beth began an annual fundraiser three years ago to help raise money for these families to provide a decent Christmas for their children and show them that Santa really does exist. It’s bad enough what they are going through, but to deprive a child of Christmas on top of that is unacceptable.
How can you help? Raffle tickets are being sold for a chance to win one of seven great gift baskets. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. The baskets are as follows:
Basket 1: A bag full of Bath and Body Halloween Products
Basket 2: Full-size Yankee Candle with Halloween themed jar topper and holder
Basket 3: A laundry basket full of bathroom supplies and cleaning products, along with a $25 Home Depot gift card
Basket 4: A $25 Olive Garden gift card, bottle of wine, bottle of OS black Sambuca, and two shot glasses
Basket 5: Basket complete with children’s books
Basket 6: Christmas themed basket
Basket 7: Necklaces, rings, and bracelets from Lia Sophia. Retail value over $400.
Basket 8: Lottery basket
Basket 9: Dog basket
To purchase tickets or to donate, e-mail MaryBeth.Barrett@roadscholar.com or stop in at Road Scholar Transport (130 Monahan Ave. Dunmore, PA) but hurry, the drawing for basket 1 will be October 12.
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