The Prince Albert Optimist Club is hosting their 1st Annual Ladies Fall Gala on Friday September 18, 2015. The gala will consist of a wine pull fundraiser, silent / live auction, raffle, dance, and vendor alley. This year’s theme is "A Night in Hawaii", we will be giving away a trip for 2 to Hawaii. There will be over 300 ladies attending this event. Money raised from this event will be going to four local children.
Jonas Clarke is a 7 year old boy from Prince Albert who has diagnosed with a brain tumor in March of 2015. He has had an extremely difficult year, has had brain surgery to remove part of the tumor. He started cancer treatments which involves both chemotherapy and daily radiation treatments. In addition to the cancer diagnosis, Jonas has struggled with a serve form of autism, with which affects him in many ways, most noteably observed through his inability to verbalize words.
Aurora Sky, Ledoux this little girl born three months premature, weighing slightly more than two pounds suffered a head injury during the car wreck while still inside her mother's womb. She spent five months in Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital, where doctors eventually placed a shunt in her head to drain fluid off her tiny brain. At home, tubes still run from her nose to an oxygen tank, while her grandmother gives her daily medication and is on constant watch for seizures. Doctors say she will likely have some form of disability for the rest of her life.
Harley Buzit is a 3 year old from Prince Albert; on December 8th she was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. On January 15th 2015 her family was told the first block of treatment Harley received did not work, and that she went from regular risk to high risk. Harley’s second block of treatment consists of 4 day per week chemo treatments and blood transfusions when needed. The constant travel for treatment is very costly. Harley will need 3-5 years of treatment for this type of cancer.
Bentley Broome has just recently turned 3 he was born with an imperforate anus, mixed anomalies of the thoracic spine, congenital scoliosis, hemi vertebrae in the lumbar spine, fused ribs and microtia of the right ear. To date Bentley has had 5 surgeries. Along with surgeries his family makes regular trips to Saskatoon for appointments as well as countless MRIs. Unfortunately at Bentleys last MRI his neurologist had some awful news. His spine is attached in a bad spot and is pulling his brain down to the base of his skull. He needs surgery in the next month or two to correct this. Unfortunately the risks are high and the recovery time is long. This family has been through so much with this amazing little boy and it seems as though after every hurdle they jump another bigger scarier one awaits.
Tickets are $80.00 individual or $550 for a Table of 8 (save $90).
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