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Dot’s Tots Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival

Dot’s Tots Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival

Join Dot’s Tots Foundation for the Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival on December 10.

Online ticket sales end at 5pm on December 9.

Tickets will be on sale at the door, $20 for adults and $10 for kids (age 2 and over). Admission includes Magician, Face Painting, Balloon-Twister, Marshmallow Blaster, Santa Claus, and Dinner Buffet. A portion of each ticket purchased is tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Dot’s Tots Foundation’s general fund supporting area youth with debilitating disease, foster children and their families, and local teens in their higher educational pursuits. Paid RSVP required.

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A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

Meet Max, your average 3-year-old little boy. He loves superheroes like Captain America and dump trucks. In late October 2015, Max became quite ill and was hospitalized at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for roughly two months. It was learned that his kidneys had stopped functioning properly, requiring regular hemodialysis (now on peritoneal dialysis). Eventually, the family was told, Max would need a kidney transplant.

Amazingly, Max’s mother is a match and he will receive a transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on December 7th, 2016. As for now, Mighty Max continues to inspire everyone he comes in contact with – friends, family, neighbors, nurses, and strangers alike!

Dot’s Tots Foundation is blessed to be able to support this amazing family and their courageous Super Hero on a journey to good health. Through lawn care services and providing meals/groceries to the family, Dot’s Tots has received far more than it has given.

We’re rooting for you, Max (and Mommy)!

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

TeamSkylor 5K Run/Walk

June 25, 2016

8:30 registration, 9:00 am start

(register online here)

Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43081

* Brain cancer fundraiser *

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/teamskylor5k

About Skylor:

On February 23, 2014, Skylor Burgos, now a senior at Olentangy High School, was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after suffering from severe headaches and double vision.  Four days later, doctors diagnosed him Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer.  Undeterred, Skylor spent the beginning of his journey in and out of radiation treatments, chemotherapy appointments and visits to the hospital.  He never lost hope and he never lost his smile.  Unwilling to let his cancer change his fun-loving attitude, Skylor began referring to his tumor as “Tommie.”  The nickname quickly caught on with family and friends; this 5K race is dedicated to the eviction of Tommie, as the doctors cannot do so alone.

Despite his diagnosis, Skylor continued on with his life as “normal.”  He was a member of the Olentangy High School Marching Band and still continues to be an active member of the AFJROTC and enjoys doing community service in Delaware County as part of the program.  Skylor has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has spent his past 2 spring break vacations helping out in Tennessee and South Carolina.  He truly has a passion for helping people out in any way he can.

In February 2016, a routine MRI showed a second tumor, located in the same area as the first.  Although radiation was already given, his team of doctors put Skylor on a more aggressive form of chemotherapy.  They continue to monitor him with routine MRI’s and lab work.  Despite this new information, Skylor has stayed strong and is a positive role model to friends, families and even strangers.  He plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in Creative Writing with hopes of publishing his story to encourage other children and teenagers to never give up hope.

 About Dot’s Tots Foundation:

Since Ashley Warnock began her career in social work, she has been involved in serving the needs of local youth. However, upon the birth of her first son in October, 2011, Ashley “retired” from the workforce to be a homemaker.  While caring for her son, Ashley had a yearning to work with children again. This fueled a conversation between she and her husband, Andy.  Interestingly enough, Andy had investigated the formation of a charity to support needy families years earlier.  The culmination of their joint vision was the establishment of Dot’s Tots in the Summer of 2012.  The name of the Foundation is in honor of Andy’s late grandmother, Dorotha Warnock. Dorotha was a lifelong educator and constant provider of guidance, support, and love to all of her students and especially her grandchildren. This Foundation carries her legacy forward.

Visit us at: www.dotstots.org.

August 8th – #TeamSkylor 5K – Alum Creek

August 8th – #TeamSkylor 5K – Alum Creek

TeamSkylor 5K Run/Walk

August 8, 2015

8:30 registration, 9:00 am start

(register online here)

Alum Creek State Park – Beach Area

* Brain cancer fundraiser *

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Delaware/teamskylor5k

More information here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Delaware/teamskylor5k

TeamSkylor 5K Dot's Tots Foundation