Patty Barkas’ Fundraiser
Dylan, an 8-year old boy, has been through over 81 surgeries since his birth, with 25 of them just this past 12 months.
He was born several months premature and he had an IV infiltrate that caused a skin infection (cellulitis), which was not treated properly and quickly spread throughout his body and turning to MRSA (staph) and two brain bleeds before moving on to osteomyelitis (bone infection). This destroyed his right leg from hip to knee and left shoulder joint completely.
He has become immune deficient and gets sick very quickly, having one massive infection after another, particularly pneumonias. His lungs are very weak and scarred. He is epileptic, and struggles with seizures on an ongoing basis. In November (2016), he ended up in ICU in a non-responsive state with altered mental status. He has not fully recovered mentally since this stay, as he regressed in a lot of areas. He has been in a wheelchair for 15 months now! He is scheduled for another major leg surgery next month (June 2017). He has only attended less than 25 days of school this entire school year and has not been cleared to return for medical purposes for the remainder of the year.
While Dylan has been through many trials and hardships, he has not let any of these deter his happiness and love for life. He has learned to overcome, and he strives to bring joy and happiness to others. In spite of all this, he has a smile that will light up a room and he never complains.
Would you team up with us in helping Dylan get his much needed walker & electric wheelchair? Click the link below to read more about Dylan’s story and learn how you can help.
The Service Dog Project
The Service Dog Project (SDP) provides a better quality of life for the mobility impaired. SDP has donated over 100 Great Danes as service dogs to individuals who have severe balance issues.
Service dogs have been placed with children, war veterans, and individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Friedreich’s Ataxia and more. While each dog receives extensive training for balance, once a dog is paired with an applicant the dog is uniquely trained to suit their needs.These dogs provide a valuable service and have enhanced the quality of life for their owners.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.
Youth on Fire
Where will I sleep tonight?
That’s the question hundreds of homeless young adults on the streets in Massachusetts and the rest of the country face every night. Add to that, the road of an unknown future and the worry of being taken advantage of at any time. Life just shouldn’t be that way.
For thirteen years, Youth On Fire, a prevention program of AIDS Action, has made life better and safer for homeless youth. They provide a safe and secure space, help meet their basic needs like a shower or a meal, build supportive relationships with caring adults, address medical and mental health issues, and engage them to improve their lives, at their own pace.
“Sometimes all it takes is meeting one or two people who really care to make you start turning your life around.”
EVERY DONATION, SMALL OR LARGE, WILL MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A HOMELESS YOUNG ADULT.
Fitchburg Animal Shelter
Another Charity that is near and dear to our hearts is the Fitchburg Animal Shelter. It is a no kill shelter and it is their mission to find permanent loving homes for homeless animals living in their shelter.
Find adoptable pets at the Fitchburg Animal Shelter now!
While their website is under contruction, please contact us and we can hold the donation that will directly go to the Fitchburg Animal Shelter. If you would like more info please visit www.ace4animals.org.
The One Fund—Boston
The One Fund Boston was formed to assist victims and families affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 and in the days that followed. Medical Aesthetics of NE, along with the help of our clients, contributed to the donations in the hope to provide some peace to the victims and families of this tragic event.
Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption
Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) recognized rescue organization whose mission is to reduce the euthanasia rates and inhumane treatment of Labrador Retrievers in the Midwest and find loving forever homes for them.
Medical Aesthetics of New England and their clientele have helped Lucky Labs to get their van to transport their labs!
Having a pet is more than just having someone to come home to. This is another member of your family, who will love you unconditionally. It doesn’t really matter what type of animal you keep as a pet, you have someone who relies on you and just wants the best bond with you…