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|Art Auction & Party to benefit Kohl Angelo |
|Date: ||June 23rd, 2012 |
|Information: ||Charity Art Auction on Saturday June 23th 2012 at my studio – 103 Baker Street to benefit a local 12 year old - "Kohl Angelo".
You may already be aware of Kohl's story and if so you will understand why the art auction is being organized. If you havent heard of him then read on…
Kohl lives in Maplewood and was diagnosed with DIPG* in November 2011.
The Angelo family's world was turned upside down and inside out as they pressed forward to understand the disease and find the best possible course of treatment for Kohl, an A student, a thriving soccer player, brother to Austin and Branden, and only 12 years old. To that end, Kohl and his mother Kelly went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for eight weeks, where he took the last place in a trial program for children with DIPG. His father Peter came to visit as much as possible as did his brothers, grandparents, aunt, and friends. Kohl endured the pain and discomfort of radiation, chemotherapy, and suffered through weeks of additional distress due to kidney stones.
The good news: The tumor has shrunk almost 60%. Kohl is back in Maplewood, doing things a boy should be doing. He's begun a new course of treatment at NYU Cancer Institute. As an added measure, Kohl's new "normal" involves a comprehensive program to strengthen his immune system, under the guidance of a biophysicist focused on beating DIPG. She's succeeding. Two children under her watchful eye have been ␣cancer free␣ for more than three years. This is nothing short of a miracle, and the Angelo's are doing everything they can to make their Triplet, the Trifecta of Success. The bad news: Most of Kohl's current treatment to tackle the remaining 40% of the tumor and keeping it from advancing is not covered by insurance, and this illness has taken a financial toll. The Angelo's are grateful for all that they have received by our wonderful community.
Unfortunately, they still need our love, support, prayers and financial assistance. Thousands, likely tens of thousands of dollars will be required to keep Kohl on this current track of treatment.
I hope you can join us on Saturday for a fun evening and an auction for some wonderful pieces of art.. Donations for this event have been made by
Erin Rogers Pickering
Elizabeth Carol Winchester
Cathleen McCoy Bristol
I am also asking that you promote this auction on June 23th, it will be a fun, creative and a very artsy event…. Please make your calendars and join us.
*DIPG: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma is a malignant brain tumor that arise from glial cells in the brainstem. Survival rates are less than 10%
|Address: ||Geralyns Art Studio 103 Baker St Maplewood |
|Contact: ||Geralyn Robinson Geralynsart@hotmail.com|
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