Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Adam

This is Adam Bevilacqua. He is two years old. He has 5 older brothers. One of which is his Twin.
I get the opportunity to help babysit Adam everyday. Adam is a little Sweet Heart and he calls me "Lowee". He is very smart. He knows all of his colors, numbers and letters.
Adam does have his favorite babysitter though. He LOVES Barbara. He doesn't let her out of his sight. Adam is very special to Barbara too. Adam requires a lot of one on one care because of his heart condition. He is 2 years old and just had his 4th open heart surgery on Monday. The doctor replaced Adam's heart valve with a mechanical one. He is currently at Boston Children's Hospital and he has a long road ahead of him.
Needless to say, Adam's continuing health issues have caused a tremendous financial burden to the family, as they struggle to provide the care he needs, and meet the other responsibilities of the family. In order to help mitigate some of the ongoing expense of Adam's care, I have decided to pair up with Adam's grandmother Linda to have a fundraising event, and I am asking all of you for your help.

On Saturday, September 20th, We am having a Benefit Dance and Raffle at the Courtyard Marriott on Concord Road in Billerica, MA. Live music will be provided through the generosity of the members of "The Rhythm Mechanics" and "The Recliners", who have volunteered to play gratis. There will be a cash bar, and complimentary hors d'ouerves. Tickets may be purchased in advanced for $25.00, and for $30.00 at the door. A 50/50 raffle will be held, as well as a number of other raffles.

If you would like to attend the event or make a cash donation, please send a check made payable to "The Bevilacqua Family Assistance Fund," P.O. Box 251, Nutting Lake, MA 01865. Include your name and address, and how many tickets you would like, and I will send them to you. Additionally, tickets for the 50/50 contest are also available. The tickets are $1.00 a piece, $5.00 for a book of 6. The drawing will be held on the night of the dance and 50% of the proceeds from this raffle will be awarded to the person with the winning ticket. These tickets will also be available the night of the event. There will also be a number of other raffles, including tickets to a Patriots game, and a weekend night stay, with breakfast for two, at the Courtyard Marriott.

If you have any interest in helping to sell tickets, donating something for the raffle, or volunteering to assist with the event itself, that would be great and I talked with Linda last night and she said any help whether it was to help set up, sell tickets at the door or even sell raffle tickets prior to the event that would be great. So many of us have wanted to do something special for little Adam well here's our chance so please help in anyway.
Linda has told Carissa and Joe of her plans, and as you can imagine, they are grateful for any and all help, although they objected to the idea of this initially. Please help to make this event a big success!!! I'm so grateful for the love, prayers, and support you have all provided, and continue to provide for Adam, Carissa , Joe and their
family

1 comment:

jknjoesmum2 said...

Hi Lori! I am a cousin of Adam's father Joey. I am helping with raffles etc for the fundraiser and just found your site online. I am looking at the picture of Barbara and I think we used to be neighbors!!! Too small of a world!!!!