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Fire Me Boy!
01-22-2006, 07:07 PM
I don't know if this is out of order for the Planet, but I'm posting it. It'd be nice if someone could Sticky it. If it's out of protocol, go ahead and delete. This isn't a hoax guys. I'm just trying to do what I can to help.







There is a 12-year-old boy from Warrensburg, MO (about 45 miles to the east of Kansas City) that was recently diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) -- his name is Nathan Crabtree. He had an allergic reaction to traditional treatments. The doctors' recourse was to use experimental forms of treatment. The problem: his insurance company will not cover experimental treatments.

The Optimist Club of Warresnburg, as well as many area churches, other Optimist clubs, and organizations in the area are desperately trying to raise $300,000 to help this young man receive the treatments he needs.

A link to digitalBURG's story: http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/publish/article_854.shtml
A link to Nathan's website: http://caringbridge.com/cb/inputSiteName.do?method=search&siteName=nathan_thomas

We'd like as much help as we can get. Following is information from the flyer being passed out.


"Nathan's Quest: Be a part of the miracle..."

$20 can save a life. The Opimist Club of Warrensburg and Helping Hands is asking everyone in the Warrensburg community to help save the life of a child.

The goal: $300,000
The way: 15,000 caring people
The amount: just $20 each
The reward: A life saved

Be a part of the miracle on Feb. 4, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Bring a donation by or send to:
Optimist Club of Warrensburg
P.O. Box 837
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Make checks payable to "Helping Hands" Note: Nathan's Quest

Spaghetti dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the 1st Christian Church, corner of Gay and Holden Streets in Warrensburg.

4th and Long
01-22-2006, 07:17 PM
I used to work with a nurse named Crabtree. She was damn hot. This isn't her kid though.

This Crabtree family needs to contact the Shriners.

SLAG
01-22-2006, 07:18 PM
Childrens Miricale Network? :shrug:

Bob Dole
01-22-2006, 07:21 PM
http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/publish/article_854.shtml

http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/uploads/nathan.jpg
Crabtree Family Seeks Supports For Nathan
Jan 13, 2006, 13:26 Special to digitalBURG.com by Kim Godfrey/ Amanda Goodman

Warrensburg, Mo. - The Helping Hand Fund of First Christian Church in Warrensburg is initiating fund-raising efforts to assist 12-year-old Nathan Crabtree, who has been diagnosed with acute myelogeneous leukemia (AML) and needs a special type of bone marrow transplant.

Nathan has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) in Kansas City since Aug. 28, 2005 and he has not gone into remission. The only real hope for Nathan is the bone marrow transplant, but that procedure cannot be done at CMH because of the chromosomal abnormality preventing Nathan from going into remission.

The treatment Nathan needs is at University of Minnesota's Fairview Hospital, a pioneer in bone marrow transplants. Fairview Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the nation where double cord transplants are performed. The Minnesota hospital has evidence of success with this procedure, and Nathan has a very poor prognosis without the transplant.

“We would like to be there as soon as possible,” said Nathan’s father, Lee Crabtree.

Unfortunately, the family’s insurance carrier, Coventry Insurance of Kansas, includes neither hospital that performs the double cord transplant in their provider network. With no insurance coverage, the hospital will not admit Nathan without a deposit of $307,500, about half of the $615,000 total cost for the treatment and 100 days of post-treatment care.

Coventry made their decision not to cover Nathan's care on Dec. 23, 2005.

“That was my Christmas present,” said Lee. The reason Coventry does not want to support the Crabtree family is because the treatment is an experiment and the hospital is out of their networks. “If they would just help with a small portion of the bill, we could already be there,” Lee lamented.

“We take things one day at a time because we never know what can happen tomorrow,” he said. Lee and his wife Tammy take turns being at the hospital with Nathan to continue structure in their daughter's life. “Nathan has done extremely well all with his spirits up.”

Nathan and his family keep a journal describing his experiences as a way of sharing their thoughts on this journey toward a medical miracle.

CMH provides Nathan with a teacher when he feels well enough, who helps him with take-home assignments provided by his sixth grade teachers from Warrensburg Middle School.

First Christian Church will host a benefit spaghetti dinner and auction on Feb. 4. Dinner will be from 5:30- 7 p.m., accompanied by a silent auction. The live auction will begin at 7 p.m. with Densil Allen as the auctioneer.

First Christian Church has requested helpful citizens to donate items for the auction, which can be delivered to the church at 101 E. Gay St., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cash donations to help Nathan can be done by sending checks payable to The First Christian Church, Helping Hand Fund, Nathan Crabtree Project, 101 E. Gay St., Warrensburg, MO 64093. First Christian Church will provide a receipt for the tax-deductible contributions at the end of the year.

For more information, please feel free to contact the church office at 660-747-6815 or Kim Godfrey at 660-429-1952 or 660-909-4592.

Lee wishes to extend thanks to the family and community, who have provided extensive support.

Fire Me Boy!
01-22-2006, 07:22 PM
Thanks, Honorable Senator from Kansas. I didn't think about that!

Dunit35
01-22-2006, 07:31 PM
I wish I could help. Im a poor college student. But I'll send some prayers his way involving treatment and the money situation.

Fire Me Boy!
01-22-2006, 07:33 PM
I wish I could help. Im a poor college student. But I'll send some prayers his way involving treatment and the money situation.
Hey, I know the feeling. Anything, including prayer is a help! :thumb:

FAX
01-22-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the link, Mr. Fire Me Boy! Thanks to the mods for making this "sticky".

FAX

Ultra Peanut
01-22-2006, 08:22 PM
St. Jude?

SoCalBronco
01-22-2006, 10:31 PM
contact the CLRC. They will find you local resources to pay for medicines, treatments, COBRA insurance etc.

http://www.lls.edu/academics/candp/clrc.htm

Fire Me Boy!
01-23-2006, 04:35 AM
SoCal, the link doesn't do anything.

mac58
01-23-2006, 10:22 AM
If i make a donation will it got directly to Nathan's cause or just to that caring site. Id like to make a donation but not to caringbridge id like it to go to the kid.

BigChief68
01-23-2006, 10:52 AM
I don't know if this is out of order for the Planet, but I'm posting it. It'd be nice if someone could Sticky it. If it's out of protocol, go ahead and delete. This isn't a hoax guys. I'm just trying to do what I can to help.







There is a 12-year-old boy from Warrensburg, MO (about 45 miles to the east of Kansas City) that was recently diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) -- his name is Nathan Crabtree. He had an allergic reaction to traditional treatments. The doctors' recourse was to use experimental forms of treatment. The problem: his insurance company will not cover experimental treatments.

The Optimist Club of Warresnburg, as well as many area churches, other Optimist clubs, and organizations in the area are desperately trying to raise $300,000 to help this young man receive the treatments he needs.

A link to digitalBURG's story: http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/publish/article_854.shtml
A link to Nathan's website: http://caringbridge.com/cb/inputSiteName.do?method=search&siteName=nathan_thomas

We'd like as much help as we can get. Following is information from the flyer being passed out.


I want to thank you for posting this. I am from Warrensburg,Nathan is a good friend of my son. He is a good kid. Very strong for what he is going through. Again I just want to thank you for posting this!!!

Fire Me Boy!
01-23-2006, 10:58 AM
If i make a donation will it got directly to Nathan's cause or just to that caring site. Id like to make a donation but not to caringbridge id like it to go to the kid.
Send it to:

Optimist Club of Warrensburg
P.O. Box 837
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Make checks payable to "Helping Hands" Note: Nathan's Quest



That's the fund drive for the kid.

SoCalBronco
01-23-2006, 11:46 PM
SoCal, the link doesn't do anything.

My bad.

Here is the number.

213) 736-1455 or toll free (866) THE-CLRC

BigRedChief
01-24-2006, 07:00 AM
A Fundraiser for Nathan Crabtree
Nathan Crabtree's is 12 years old. He has been diagnosed with acute myelogeneous leukemia (AML) and needs a special type of bone marrow transplant. Since Aug. 28, 2005 he has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Children's Mercy Hospital. The only real hope for Nathan is the bone marrow transplant. The treatment Nathan needs is at University of Minnesota's Fairview Hospital, a pioneer in bone marrow transplants. Unfortunately, the family's insurance carrier will not cover the treatment. With no insurance coverage, the hospital will not admit Nathan without a deposit of $307,500, about half of the $615,000 total cost .You can see pictures of Nathan here http://www.carlietree.com/nathan (http://www.carlietree.com/nathan)
and read his story at http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/publish/article_854.shtml

We invite you to attend:
"The Spa Fundraiser"


On Feb. 2 from 4:15pm-8:00 pm, Janet Morris and Elizabeth Fuemmeller will host a spa experience for anyone that would like to show support for Nathan.

Experience treats supplied by local caterers, sample teas or wine, enjoy a neck massage donated by massage therapists, give yourself a foot treatment, facial, a hand treatment or browse for some new spring color.
Donations by: Classic Catering, Petit Four Catering, Hyvee (west), Vicki Dowdy Licensed Massage Therapist, and others

Janet has offered her house with plenty of mingling space and Arbonne products for sampling, with all of the profit from products sold going to Nathan. Instead of giving your health and wellness dollars to a department store or drugstore, you get a chance to give the difference between retail and wholesale to Nathan.

Massage therapists will work for your tips as donation to Nathan.

There will be a raffle for a $50 gift certificate and door prize drawings for anyone who makes a purchase. Stop by for a drink, some food and connections with friends. Instead of meeting at a happy hour, let's make this a truly "happy hour" for Nathan.

You can purchase superior products or just give donations knowing that ALL of the profit will help a child. Products offered will meet needs of babies, children, teens, men and women. Arbonne offers a complete line of botanically based products that are pure, safe, and beneficial, including:

Swiss skin care from head to toe for the entire family

Global Color for eyes, cheeks, lips

Hair care (including products to encourage growth)

Spa & Aromatherapy

Nutritional Supplements for heart, joints, hormones, skin, prostate

Safe Weight Loss and Weight Management without the use of caffeine or MaHuang

Natural Hormone Balancing cream for PMS or Menopausal symptoms

Date: Thursday Feb. 2, 2006
Time: 4-8 PM
Place: PM BigRedChief for the address
Here is the website for ordering products online to help out Nathan if you can't attend: https://www.arbonne.com/shop_online/frmset_shop_online.asp (https://www.arbonne.com/shop_online/frmset_shop_online.asp) . You have to register. After you register enter Janet's id number 15212426 and register as a client and she will send the profits (35% of total order value) to Nathan.

mac58
01-24-2006, 01:22 PM
i sent mine. i really think everyone should, i mean whats 20 bucks really?

kepp
01-24-2006, 01:37 PM
Sending mine today.

Iowanian
01-24-2006, 02:17 PM
I'll look into it.

My friend lost a 2 year old to this very disease last year.

It is the definition of suck.

Bob Dole
01-24-2006, 05:08 PM
You guys rawk.

(Bob Dole can verify that it is indeed the definition of suck...on more than one level.)

AeroSquid
01-25-2006, 11:22 AM
damn convetry and all insurance companies. i sure hope this kid makes it.

go bowe
01-25-2006, 12:38 PM
my wife changed jobs just to get away from coventry...

they suck big time...

Shox
01-25-2006, 07:47 PM
May God Bless Nathan.

My small contribution is on the way.

BigRedChief
01-28-2006, 07:07 PM
A Fundraiser for Nathan Crabtree
Nathan Crabtree's is 12 years old. He has been diagnosed with acute myelogeneous leukemia (AML) and needs a special type of bone marrow transplant. Since Aug. 28, 2005 he has been receiving chemotherapy treatments at Children's Mercy Hospital. The only real hope for Nathan is the bone marrow transplant. The treatment Nathan needs is at University of Minnesota's Fairview Hospital, a pioneer in bone marrow transplants. Unfortunately, the family's insurance carrier will not cover the treatment. With no insurance coverage, the hospital will not admit Nathan without a deposit of $307,500, about half of the $615,000 total cost .You can see pictures of Nathan here http://www.carlietree.com/nathan (http://www.carlietree.com/nathan)
and read his story at http://www.digitalburg.com/artman/publish/article_854.shtml

We invite you to attend:
"The Spa Fundraiser"


On Feb. 2 from 4:15pm-8:00 pm, Janet Morris and Elizabeth Fuemmeller will host a spa experience for anyone that would like to show support for Nathan.

Experience treats supplied by local caterers, sample teas or wine, enjoy a neck massage donated by massage therapists, give yourself a foot treatment, facial, a hand treatment or browse for some new spring color.
Donations by: Classic Catering, Petit Four Catering, Hyvee (west), Vicki Dowdy Licensed Massage Therapist, and others

Janet has offered her house with plenty of mingling space and Arbonne products for sampling, with all of the profit from products sold going to Nathan. Instead of giving your health and wellness dollars to a department store or drugstore, you get a chance to give the difference between retail and wholesale to Nathan.

Massage therapists will work for your tips as donation to Nathan.

There will be a raffle for a $50 gift certificate and door prize drawings for anyone who makes a purchase. Stop by for a drink, some food and connections with friends. Instead of meeting at a happy hour, let's make this a truly "happy hour" for Nathan.

You can purchase superior products or just give donations knowing that ALL of the profit will help a child. Products offered will meet needs of babies, children, teens, men and women. Arbonne offers a complete line of botanically based products that are pure, safe, and beneficial, including:

Swiss skin care from head to toe for the entire family

Global Color for eyes, cheeks, lips

Hair care (including products to encourage growth)

Spa & Aromatherapy

Nutritional Supplements for heart, joints, hormones, skin, prostate

Safe Weight Loss and Weight Management without the use of caffeine or MaHuang

Natural Hormone Balancing cream for PMS or Menopausal symptoms

Date: Thursday Feb. 2, 2006
Time: 4-8 PM
Place: PM BigRedChief for the address
Here is the website for ordering products online to help out Nathan if you can't attend: https://www.arbonne.com/shop_online/frmset_shop_online.asp (https://www.arbonne.com/shop_online/frmset_shop_online.asp) . You have to register. After you register enter Janet's id number 15212426 and register as a client and she will send the profits (35% of total order value) to Nathan.

Update:
treats to be supplied by local caterers

sample teas or wine,
a neck massage donated by massage therapists,
foot treatment,
facial,
a hand treatment

Raffles include: $100 dollars of gift certificates to Applebees, over $200 dollars of gift cards for massages, over $100 dollars of Arbonne products

chiefs4me
01-28-2006, 07:21 PM
I will send mine Monday, but really can't believe the hosp didn't agree to foot half the bill......the children's hosp in Dallas gives away millions of dollars a year in free care, they come from all over for help..:shrug:

BigRedChief
01-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Bump for the kid.

BigRedChief
02-03-2006, 11:19 PM
Everyone had a great time and we ended up raising over $1,500.00 in 4 hours for Nathan.

Thank you goes out to the local business and the community whose contributions made the fundraiser a success.