“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of Another…”
My name is Amanda Bistak and I am writing on behalf of Ashes to Amethyst, an organization specializing in fundraising for extra special kids. I am also a Cleveland local and I am proud to introduce you to the Smith Family and sweet Reid. Though the Smiths live in Arkansas, they are very close in our hearts.
Our group of friends calls Reid a “Tiny Warrior” because that is what she is!
Born on February 5th, 2020, Reid suffered a stroke while still in the womb. She was born with a catastrophic brain injury. A true miracle, Baby Reid has Dyskinesia, Cerebral Palsy, and has had to wear seven different sets of leg casts due to prolonged positioning. She is also G-tube fed and requires five different therapies every week.
The Smith family had no choice but to set up a second home in Little Rock, Arkansas; almost 4 hours from their home. And beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, Reid came home on December 15th, 2020. Still, the cost of medical care is insurmountable. The family receives TEFRA (Medicaid you pay for) and so they pay their insurance premiums, along with the monthly cost of TEFRA>
Both Chelsea and Korey work. They also have three other young children. This family is facing unthinkable challenges and a huge medical debt.
All to care for their daughter…
Reid has just turned one year and the Smiths celebrated this miraculous milestone.
We are honored to support this family and need your help! We will be hosting a fundraiser from June 21st-25th specifically for small business.
We have designed a fundraiser to benefit Reid and her family called: Spectacular Small Business. We are looking for one of a kind items to showcase the craftsmanship and uniqueness of small businesses. We would love for your business to be included. We would advertise your business in the auction itself and on social media (both Facebook & Instagram). Rather than ship your generous donation multiple times we are asking that once the auction is over we can give you the name and address of the winner. That way it comes directly from you. By donating an item, we just ask from you a picture of the item you are intending to donate. Your pledged donation will be raffled between Monday, June 21st and Friday, June 25th. We have several celebrity cameo appearances and anything donated over $200.00 will receive a personalized call-out. We are also happy to send a second gift to the celebrity promoter. But every little bit helps. There is no donation too small. We do have a flyer for the event made up if you need that for tax purposes. Thank you in advance for your consideration
Below is the link to Reid’s private Facebook page. A group of about 1,800 members and growing! There you will find the many updates on her progress, including her recent milestone, Beatles’ Theme, First Birthday! Please join us on our journey to never stop Fighting Like Reid and this family. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to helping this deserving family and their “Tiny Warrior,” Reid!
Reid’s World: https://www.facebook.com/groups/227615981661359