Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cruisin for Kids 2011 Families

Every year, the Neighborhood Cruisers select local families that are in need of financial help, due to the rising costs of hospital bills, medicine, and medical treatment.

This year, the Neighborhood Cruisers selected four children to be the beneficiaries of this year's car show, Cruisin for Kids.

Tyler Tobin – Orangeburg - 5 years old – After many doctor visits and various diagnoses, Tyler was discovered to have Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH). PNH is an acquired mutation that causes some or all of your body’s red blood cells (RBCs) to be destroyed by a process called hemolysis. Tyler underwent a bone marrow transplant and with lifelong medical observation there is hope Tyler has an opportunity to have a “normal” life.

Jacob & Josh Czaikowski – Nanuet - Jacob is 6 1⁄2 years old and Josh is 4. Both brothers have had disabilities from infancy. They were fed with a feeding tube due to being allergic to most formulas. They suffered through ongoing seizures, a brain bleed, blood issues and a stroke. Josh, in addition, has a low form of spinal bifida. Both boys have a tough time with their medical issues and require many medications and have varying special needs.

Evan Sugrue – Pomona – 8 years old - At 15 months Evan was diagnosed
with Cerebral Palsy. He has spastic diplegia, as well as a global developmental delay. He is also diagnosed with thrombocythemia, a condition that causes the platelet count to become too high and can cause clotting abnormalities. Evan has had many surgeries and receives occupational and speech therapy. He does not let his disability keep him from playing outside with his friends.


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