Wyatt Rath Leukemia Fund
July 2016, the GIADA and the GIADA auxiliary joined together to donate a total of $5,000 to a Georgia family in need. A 10 year old boy, Wyatt, became sick with what seemed like a virus. When his mother, Amy Rath, took him to the doctor they were immediately sent to the emergency room & then directly to an Oncologist. There, he was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia or “TALL”, an aggressive form of Leukemia. The day after being diagnosed, he began chemotherapy. The first 8 months are set to be extremely intense with treatments taking place 5 days a week. Wyatt requires very aggressive doses of chemo because cancer cells were found in his spinal fluid. After 8 months of this, he will begin radiation. This will continue in stages for a total of 3 years.Wyatt is a very strong young man who has tolerated his chemotherapy treatments like a super hero! His prognosis is good and the family is already seeing positive progress. Amy is a single mother to both Wyatt and her daughter, Jayden. Luckily, she has friends and family to help support her since she had no choice but to leave her teaching job to help care of Wyatt.
If you would like to donate to this wonderful cause, you can do so by visiting their gofundme page: cheering4wyatt
Emma Johnson had a traumatic brain injury she sustained on 12/31/2013. She has been hospitalized since that time and will soon be dismissed from Scottish Rite and go home on 3/18/2014. She will then begin Day Rehab at a cost of $6000 per week. Unfortunately, insurance will only cover 5 weeks of outpatient rehab. Princess Emma will most likely require 5 months of Rehab with most of these $6000 weeks being an out of pocket expense for David and Lisa.
Wounded Warrior Project
- GIADA donated $1,000 in 2013 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
- GIADA raised $13,500 in 2012 from golf tournaments proceeds in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
The GIADA Auxiliary has also donated thousands of dollars to local charities. We’ve shared some of their appreciation below.