NJ Walk-A-Thon for the Hydrocephalus Association

My friend Michael Illions sent this request on Father’s Day but obviously I missed it as I am behind on email (sorry Michael!). In any event, he wrote about an event going on in New Jersey in September that you may be interested in supporting:

I want to wish all the fathers a Happy Father’s Day. As a father myself, this day is especially important and special to me. As many of you know, my son Cole was born with Hydrocephalus, commonly known as “water on the brain”.

Cole Illions
Cole Illions

Cole will be 2 years old next month and this year, thankfully, was a lot better than his first year. On September 9th, 2007, we will be holding a Walk-A-Thon in New Jersey to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association to help find a cure for this illness. Right now there is only a treatment.

I’ve created a fund-raising page for Cole and would really appreciate whatever the blogging community can do, $5, $10, anything to help me reach my personal goal of $500.00.

We proved the Doctor’s wrong when they advised us to terminate the pregnancy because our child was going to be “very sick” and “incompatible with life.”

We chose life when the Doctor’s offered death.

The Fund-raising page is HERE
Cole’s story is HERE

As you can see from the “Cole’s story” page, Cole is a special, strong young man and I know the love, care, and support his parents have given him have only made him stronger. I hope that you will consider supporting the Illions family as they prepare to walk for a cure for hydrocephalus.

To learn more about hydrocephalus, go here.

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