Visit the twitter page for Purvis Lower Elementary to find out more info about this wonderful school and student, Ethan Belk!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support Addie's Angels. Together we raised nearly $4,000.00 on Saturday, and with donations still coming in we're sure to reach our goal for 2012!Brother Martin Cross-Country team member Dylan Yates, this year's over-all race Champion, crosses the finish line.
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Addie's Angels is excited to announce that all donations made from today, March 26, 2012 through May 31, 2012 will go directly towards funding Mark LeBlanc and his quest for Paralympic GOLD!! Similar to Addison, Mark was born without his left forearm, and was recently featured in a Times Picayune article detailing his journey towards the 2012 Paralympic's in England. http://www.nola.com/olympics/index.ssf/2012/02/new_orleans_sailor_mark_leblan.html
Please visit the Mark's website and read the newspaper article, and help us to support Mark.
All donations made during this time frame will go directly to Mark, and Addie's Angels will match the total donations made during this time. (Addie's Angels will match a total minimum of $1,000.00 and a maximum of $5,000.00)
Former Brother Martin stand-out and Charlotte Bobcat star DJ Augustin once again makes a contribution to Addie's Angels!
On Tuesday, November 1st HANDYMAN CONNECTION, owned by Ray Calvo, completed a project for a local teenager and her family. Gracie Dixon is presently a student at Slidell Junior High, and she utilizes both a prosthetic leg as well as a wheelchair at times. Access in and out of her raised house has proved to be challenging in the past for Gracie and her grandparents. Below are pictures of the wheelchair ramp that was recently completed. Addie's Angels funded 100% of the project, which was quickly and beautifully constructed by Scott Lobner of Handyman Connection.
Look for more details to come soon, as plans are underway for Addie's Angels to have a walk-in tub installed for Gracie!
On Wednesday, October 12th Grand Knight Mike Chudzinski and the Belle Chasse Knights of Columbus opened their arms to Addie's Angels. Many members of Addie's Angels will remember Mike from the hours of work he and his wife Camille volunteered in helping to make the 1st Annual Walk with Angels a success last year. Mike has made another generous donation to Addie's Angels which will be matched by his employer, Chevron!
Many thanks to Mike and the Belle Chasse Knights of Columbus!
Carroll Boudreaux & Bill Gallagher accepting a donation on behalf of Addie's Angels from Mike Chudzinski.
Antoinette Melerine, a family friend, has made a donation of $684.88 to Addie's Angels. The generous amount comes from what would normally have been Mrs. Melerine's sales commissions from Premier Designs, Inc., a jewelry company for which she is an independent distributor. If you are interested in hosting a Premier Designs jewelry party at your home or a catalog mailing party, please contact Antoinette at firstname.lastname@example.org. 10% of sales from your party will be donated to Addie's Angels. We are so grateful to Antoinette for organizing this fundraiser!
On Wednesday, October 12th Addie's Angels received an anonymous donation in honor of Addison's Great Uncle, Danny Blanchard. Anyone and everyone who knows Danny is dear to him, including and especially his favorite Great-Niece, Addie! It is only fitting that the largest single donation ever given to Addie's Angels be donated in his name. We love you Uncle Danny!
Along with a request of anonymity as well as the donation being in Danny's name, the donor and Addie's Angels have challenged the rest of our supporters to try and match the $25,000.00 donation!
DJ Augustin wins NBA Divisional Sportsmanship Award
Former Brother Martin basketball player DJ Augustin, now the starting Point Guard for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, poses with Alanna, Addison and Pop! Upon winning the NBA's Divisional Sportsmanship Award DJ named Addie's Angels as the recipient of $2,500.00. For all the details visit DJ's website:
Today's Blessing: 'Tis Better to Give than Receive
Today in St. Tammany Parish, three sisters celebrated their birthdays with fun in the sun at a community park in Pearl River. The sisters; Ella (7), Lyla (5) and Emelia (1) decided to celebrate their birthdays together this year since they were all born between July 25th and August 25th. What makes this years party so special is the girls' presents... or lack there of.
This year the girls decided to not accept gifts, but to instead take donations from friends and family to be given to Addie's Angels. This afternoon the Brannon girls collected $310.12. We are so very thankful to Ella, Lyla and Emelia for sharing their birthday. We'd also like to thank the girls' parents, Georgette and Kevin Brannon for organizing the party, and the girls' two older siblings Micah and Claudia for their support.
Thank you so much to the BRANNON ANGELS!
Addison just returned home from a very successful trip to Shriner's in Shreveport, LA. Addie was fitted for a new prosthetic in March, and she just received the prosthetic and a week of therapy. The picture below is of Addie with her OT. Addie's Angels also received an award of recognition on this visit, for the donation given to Shriner's in March. Please visit our "PHOTOS" page to see more from the trip!
Mardi Gras in Shreveport
The Mardi Gras break was an exciting one for the Gallaghers and Addie's Angels. We traveled to Shriner's Hospital in Shreveport. Our experience at Shriner's was phenomenal, and Addie's Angels is proud to announce that we have made a $5,000.00 restricted donation to Shriner's to be used in their Orthotics and Prosthetics department, to assist them in continuing to offer assistance to children with special needs free of charge! As the funds are used the hospital will update us, and we will share that information with our members through our website.
We are so thrilled that Addie's Angels was featured in the Times-Picayune on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Addie made FRONT PAGE NEWS! For the entire article written by Shelia Stroup (who did an absolutely beautiful job) click on the following link: http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/2010/11/young_parents_want_to_help_kid.html