Dear Friends & Family,
It is the holiday season.
So many of us are enjoying time with our friends and family, eating well, and traveling.
However, not all of us are as lucky.
So in the spirit of giving, this holiday season, our Yoli NorCal Team is getting together to help a child suffering from a debilitating disorder, grant his wish by the New Year.
Joshua is a young boy, only 11 and is from Rohnert Park, a city in Sonoma County, California.
He is battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.
LCH is believed to occur in 1:200,000 children, but any age group can be affected, from infancy through adulthood. LCH may appear as a single lesion or can affect many body systems, such as skin, bone, lymph glands, liver, lung, spleen, brain, pituitary gland and bone marrow.
Scaly, waxy rash or lesions, hair loss, diaper rash, oozing, tenderness.
- Bones/Single or Multiple Sites (skull, bones around eyes, back bones, extremities, ribs, pelvis, feet/toes/fingernails/hands/fingers).
Bone pain, lumps, headaches, fracture, limp, inability to walk, collapse of disc.
- Bone Marrow
Low blood counts (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets/clotting cells), increased infections, easy bruising.
The symptoms and the treatment are very hard for anyone to bear, let alone an 11 year old boy.
We just want to give Joshua something else to look forward to this holiday season.
Joshua has always wanted to visit Hawaii,
so when Make-A-Wish asked him what his wish was, he didn't hesitate a second.
He wanted to spend a wonderful vacation with his family after all they had been through together facing the countless rounds of treatment.
Please help us support little Joshua and his family by contributing any amount you can - $10, $20, $50 or even more.
Every dollar you donate can help Joshua renew his courage and bring a smile to his face when he gets to look forward to having his wish granted to go to Hawaii.
Thank you so much for your support.
We hope that your donation also gives YOU something to feel good about.
That YOU or your organization had a part in sending Joshua to Hawaii.
He will be so happy to know that so many of us are rooting for him.
Let's help make Joshua's wish come true by January 2016.
Nick & Savanna De La Paz
Michael & Angela Garcia & Mr. & Mrs. Jose Palacios
Huy Vu & Capitol Toyota
Cindy & ThaiBinh Ho - Mint & Basil Restaurant
Mr. Santa Claus
Jen's favorite co-worker at NVIDIA
Nurses Audrey B. & Justine V
Hieu Tran - "The Insurance Man" (State Farm)
Pauline Bordon and Jaro Antonio
Ms. Paige Nguyen
John Paul and Gen
Mr. Timothy Nguyen
Marivic Maria Pablo Luat(zumbaGold)
Miss Mary Horng
Mark & Ella Southworth
Mr. Assad Conley
Ms. Amy Zhou