2nd Annual “The Time of Your Life” Olivia Fundraiser
October 5-7, 2018
WHERE: Double Tree Suites, 2111 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
TIME: Friday 12pm – Sunday 5pm
This is more than another great Scrapbooking Event. All of the proceeds will go towards The Oliva Rose Fund. Your tuition will be helping a 10 year old with Spina Bifita be able to continue with her needed surgeries, medical supplies and medications.
Olivia, my precious Granddaughter, was born with Myelomeningocele, a very serious type of Spina Bifida. Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped Olivia from coverage the day after her first spine closure surgery at only two weeks old. Since then, it’s has been an uphill battle financially. She was denied “Affordable Healthcare” insurance. Olivia was finally approved for state funded Medicaid. The Illinois state funded program is a horror story of it’s own! Needless to say, very little has been paid by the state.
Olivia has undergone 11 major surgeries including, Spinal Closure, Multiple Tendon Releases of her ankle tendons, Multiple Tendon Releases of her Groin tendons, Tibia Torsion surgery, Removal of her Heel Bone, Both Bladder & Neck Reconstruction, Mace Surgery, Mitrofanoff, Bladder Surgery to inject Botox into the Bladder, Bladder Augmentation Surgery and 3 Tendon Lengthening Surgeries.
Olivia will need tethered cord surgery throughout her life. She will also need orthopedic surgeries as she grows, urology procedures, tendon releases and lengthening and steroid injections for rheumatoid arthritis, for the rest of her life as well.
Olivia is a very happy, caring and comical little girl. She is now in 3rd grade and getting used to maneuvering around the school with either a walker or wheelchair.
I’m sure Olivia will want to visit everyone at the event! She is the family’s socialite!
Speaking of the event, we will holding raffles for great prizes, table favors for everyone and a silent auction.
The hotel will be offering special guest room rates. We will have that posted in 2018 as well (waiting for hotel code).
We will do our best to run power to every table. We will not have our usual tools and equipment available for use at this event. Please bring the tools and equipment you plan on using.
More information will be coming as we continue to plan the event.
2017 “The Time of Your Life” Olivia Fundraiser
YOU DID IT!
Our 2017 Fundraiser was a tremendous success!
We had 100 scrappers and YOU raised $6,000 to help Olivia receive her medical supplies!
No corporate sponsors – No donors – No deduction of costs
Totally Amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to all of our volunteers who worked so hard in making this possible. Your incredible talents and artistic abilities made this an awesome event. Not only was this an event to help Olivia’s medical expenses, but our scrappers had a great time and many friendships were made. We are still talking about the best time we have had in a long time!
I would also like to thank the staff at The DoubleTree Hotel in Downers Grove. There are too many names to mention. The hotel manager and the entire staff helped make this possible as well. Our guests were amazed with the guest rooms, food, attention to the ballroom making sure everyone was taken care of, etc. The service was 5 star! We are very pleased that ALL of our 2018 events will be held at The DoubleTree-Downers Grove as well!
For those on the waitlist who could not get in, the 2018 event is already taking reservations. We are a year away and already just about 50% booked!