Monday, February 28, 2011

Please SAVE Nyiah

Shrove Tuesday is a long tradition of clearing the home of rich foods that were banned during lent. Typically
things like butter, lard, sugar and such. Since these were generally used in pancakes it later became tradition to have Pancake Day before lent began to use up these staples. In areas that celebrate Carnival it is called Fat
Tuesday. The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the shriving that
English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins.

Join Us on Tuesday, March 8
Pancake Dinner at 6:00pm
$5.00 per person
Proceeds going to
ITxM Cord Blood Donation
Meet Nyiah Young

 Nyiah is the loving and precious daughter of Danielle and Carlos, and little sister to Carlos Jr & Kenya; the family resides in Matteson, IL. Nyiah was born with a severe form of Sickle Cell Anemia, where 80% of the blood her body produces is unable to carry oxygen. Additionally, she was diagnosed with Moyamoya Syndrome, a rare disease in which arteries in the brain are constricted and blood flow often gets blocked.

Nyiah had no symptoms of the disease until she had a stroke at the age of three. For the past two years, Nyiah has been receiving monthly transfusions to exchange her damaged red blood cells and keep her from having multiple strokes. However, the life expectancy of children like Nyiah is significantly shortened without
blood transfusions and ultimately a marrow transplant to save her life from donors like you.

SHROVE TUESDAY
Dinner & Marrow Drive
ANY QUESTIONS?
PLEASE CALL
Dr. Reneè Matthews
(847)226‐4822

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