We are so honored and excited to be able to help out FOUR deserving families this Holiday season as we SUB FOR SANTA!
Every individual from each family will be sponsored and each will receive individual presents. In addition, The Fields Team will be providing Christmas dinner, a $100 gift card to Target, a family movie DVD, snacks, and stocking stuffers for each family.
Our goal is to collect an additional $3,000 through this fundraiser. The money raised will be divided between the 2 families and be given in the form of gift cards or financial support and will be delivered when the other gifts are delivered the week before Christmas.
Please know any amount will help. More information about each family can be found below:
The Craven Family: On October 20, 2018, the Craven’s little 5-year-old son, Wyatt, lost his battle with AML leukemia. His family has gone through months of being without their mother because she lived at the hospital with Wyatt. His medications cost over 15K a month after insurance which does not include the costs of the hospital stay itself. Her children also began to be homeschooled and quarantined from other people so they would stay germ-free and be able to see their brother. After 3 rounds of regular chemo and 1 round of adult chemo, his numbers didn’t change enough to get a lifesaving bone marrow transplant from his 7-year-old brother. Everett, age 7, was the perfect match for Wyatt and wanted to help his brother. They sent Wyatt home with his family and were told there was nothing more that could be done for him at primary children’s. He passed away peacefully at home. This will be such a hard Christmas without their sweet son and we want to find a way to show them, love.
The Ruiz Family (Murray): This adorable family found themselves homeless when work slowed down for the father. For an extended period, the family lived out of their car. To get by, The family of 7 began parking their car at the construction site the father was working at during the day and living in the car at night. During this difficult time, they were cold and went many days without food. They were able to save up enough money to rent a 2-bedroom apartment a few weeks ago. They have received donations to help fill their home, however, they can still use clothes, boots/shoes, food, and other items for their apartment.
The Wilson Family : On June 2nd 2018, three year old Mateo was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. He has gone through 6 rounds of chemo, surgery to remove the mass in his abdomen and many, many tests, scans, and procedures. He has been in and out of the hospital since the day he was diagnosed. This has been a crazy time for the whole family trying to manage life in the hospital and life at home with the emotional and financial issues that come with that. Mateo gets treated at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City which complicates things for the family because they live in Provo. They have seen many tender mercies and miracles along the way. The biggest challenge is being apart from family and trying to find balance while spending quality time together. Of course money has been an issue, but they are so blessed with the husband's great medical insurance through his work.
The Clayton / Dupre Family (Payson): This wonderful family is extremely hard working. The single mom is working hard to try and change her children’s lives. More information on this family is coming!