Posted Online: Nov. 30, 2012, 2:58 pm
Support Jayden's Cause Dec. 9
Comment on this story
Press release submitted by Rebecca Wheeler
Give the gifts of health and hope to a little boy and his family this holiday season:
Purchase jewelry, donate cash or gift cards, or attend the benefit dinner
Bettendorf-- Jayden, a 2-year-old boy, who lives in Bettendorf, has been suffering for nearly seven months, and needs your help this holiday season. At the end of May this year, Jayden contracted strep throat and hand, foot, and mouth disease after going to a backup daycare. He went on antibiotics for the strep, which caused him to be stricken with a bacterial infection called C-Difficile (C-diff).
This once energetic, happy, and healthy boy is now lethargic, anemic, and struggling to stay well because the infection has weakened his immune system. Any exposure to the outside world can make him sick. His condition is now so bad that he can no longer attend daycare, which has forced his mom to stay home from work to care for him. Unfortunately, before any further diagnosis can be made in regards to his fragile immune system, the C-diff must be cleared up.
After four unsuccessful rounds of antibiotics for the C-diff, he is undergoing a very new, rare, and risky procedure as a last resort. Jayden must frequently endure trips to the Iowa City Children's Hospital. With medical and travel expenses adding up, the family's stress is compounded by the fact that their living expenses continue without the second income from Jayden's mom. And if things couldn't get worse, Jayden's primary caregiver, his mom, contracted the incredibly contagious C-diff as a result of having to go on antibiotics last month. C-diff is on the rise in our community and can affect anyone, but it especially preys on those who have taken antibiotics.
This little boy and his family need your help. They will be celebrating Christmas this year not by exchanging gifts, but rather by being thankful and counting their blessings for any small improvements to his ailing health.
Please support "Jayden's Cause" to help make their holiday complete by allowing Jayden to continue to stay home with his mother so that they don't lose everything in the long process of bringing him back to a normal, healthy life.
Your contributions will help grant him the time to heal and will provide Jayden and his family with hope that this will all soon be resolved. He still has a long road of recovery ahead that requires strict isolation, more testing, diagnosis, and treatment for his current condition and other underlying ailments undiagnosed at this time, but there are several ways you can help! You can purchase lia sophia jewelry on December 9; make cash donations; donate gift cards for groceries and gas; and/or attend his special dinner on December 14!
Two Special Events:
Sunday, December 9th at 2 pm
lia sophia Jewelry party at Habaneros; 5185 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA.
• 20-40% of jewelry sales will be donated to Jayden's Cause
• Christmas shop while helping Jayden's Cause and save; buy 2 full price items; add up to 4 more at 50% off (discount on most expensive selections!)
• December ONLY: $20 for any $100 piece with each $100 order.
• Help increase the total donation to Jayden's Cause by scheduling your own party;
o 5% from each party scheduled will be donated
Friday, December 14th at 6 pm
Special Benefit Dinner at the Golden Leaf; 2902 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA.
• $10 includes a full meal, buffet style dinner
• Auction Items, Bake Sale, Cash Bar, Live Entertainment, and Prizes
• Santa Claus will be spreading his merry cheer and available for pictures
Tax-deductible donations can be made to any Wells Fargo under the account name Jayden's Cause. Thank you for giving Jayden and his family the gifts of health and hope this holiday season.
For more information about Jayden's Cause, making donations, the events, or volunteering please contact Elisha Shadden at Jaydens.email@example.com.