Friday, October 9, 2009

Christmas with Kasey Fundraiser and CDH Awareness Event

Kasey James Colvin

Christmas with Kasey Fundraiser and CDH Awareness Event

"On November 14th from 1-5 P.M at the Stampede Mesquite Grill & Dance Emporium, we will be having a fundraiser in memory of our son Kasey James Colvin. The fundraiser is designed to have something for all ages. The silent auction that will run simultaneously with other activities including photos with Santa, crafts and more!

Kasey was born with an undetected left side Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which means that his diaphragm didn’t form correctly before birth. There is no known cause for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Kasey was born with a hole in his diaphragm, which allowed his spleen and intestines to move up through the hole and settle on top of his left lung which then didn’t develop. This also puts pressure on the heart as well, and this greatly affected growth and function of Kasey. The effect of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is often fatal, only 50-60% of babies survive. Unfortunately Kasey wasn’t one of those babies who was lucky enough to beat his ailments. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia occurs in 1 in 2500 births which is as common as Cystic Fibrosis and Spina Bifida, but the outcome of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia is frequently much worse.

Our goal is to raise money to donate to research and to Saint Joseph’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit so education and medical advances will allow these babies to have a better survival rate than they currently do. If you would please, help us to raise money for this life threatening birth defect. A donation from you for our silent auction would help us tremendously. Thank you for your support."

Kevin and Nicolle Colvin

Stampede Mesquite Grill & Dance Emporium
2430 S Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80014

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