Another quarter of donations! We are so proud of our employees for suggesting these wonderful charities and families to support for our monthly Onyx M.D. S.C.O.P.E. donations...
Supporting Jeremy Johnson
Back in 2013 Jeremy Johnson was diagnosed with testicular cancer. His wife was pregnant with twins at the time and was overjoyed when they found out his treatment worked and the cancer was gone.
Just three months later Jeremy got the official word the cancer was back with a vengeance, but neither that tough news nor the battle he is now fighting ever caused Jeremy to lose his Spirit of Texoma and in fact it inspired many to truly share theirs as well.
Johnson says, "I am not going to quit. I have three kids, a beautiful wife. I mean I have got too much to do, way too much to do."Jeremy lives each day with that "I Don't Quit" determination and has an entire community behind him.
Ms. Terra Franklin’s Special Ed Class
Terra Franklin is a Special Education teacher at Comanche Springs Elementary, in Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD (Terrant County, TX). She teaches a self contained Life Skills class. Her class is very diverse and has students from levels pre-k to 5th grade. The curriculum requires a great deal of coloring, graphing, cutting and pasting. They do many science experiments that involve all different types of items. Most of the students are low income therefore do not send in many supplies. These supplies are what these students need to help further their education.
While Onyx M.D.’s social committee collected everyday supplies for the classroom, our S.C.O.P.E. program donated 5 LeapFrog Ultras!
Berkley Damhof Fund
After trying for weeks to discover why their three-year-old daughter Berkley felt unwell, Duane and Kandace Damhof were directed to appointments at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. On Tuesday, August 12, Berkley seemed simply an achy, unenergetic child. By Wednesday, August 13, they learned that Berkley was battling stage four neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops in infants and children, sometimes even before birth. By Saturday, August 16, Berkley was receiving chemo through a port in her chest. That’s a head-spinning week.
To learn more about the Damhof family and to follow Berkley's journey (or to donate), please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/dwarw4
To view all S.C.O.P.E. donations for 2014 click here