Recently, my family held a fund raiser to help send my son to Bethesda, Maryland for diagnostic treatment related to a serious blood condition that is keeping my son ill. We asked for help from local businesses as well as family and friends. The response was overwhelming and has deeply touched our hearts. The money we raised will go a long way in defraying the costs of the trip to Maryland. I know I will miss someone when I list the local contributors because there were so many and again I was overwhelmed by the response. I apologize in advance if I missed someone, but I do thank each and everyone of you for your support.

ABC Cards and Gifts, Air Capitol Pool League, Anderson's Liquor Store, Autozone Auto Parts, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Breadbasket Restaurant, Brenneman's Paint and Body Shop, Clean Cut, CJ's Pancake House, Conklin's Autoplex, Curtis C's Restaurant, Designs by John, Druber's Daylight Donuts, Eastgate Lanes, Gina's Hair Studio, In the Middle Salon and Boutique, Iron Horse Pub, Karen's Kitchen, Playmor Lanes, Luck's Barber Shop, Luigi's Italian Restaurant, McDonald's Restaurant, Mitchell Theaters, Montana Mike's Restaurant, Papa Johns Pizza, Papa Murphy Pizza, Pizza Hut Restaurant, Signature Hair Salon, Sonic Drive In, Sports Fan Room, Taco Bell and Wendy's.

I would love to mention the names of my friends and family that participated in the food sales and billiards tournament that played a tremendous part in funding our medical and travel expenses but the list is endless and would take the entire editorial page. If I failed to thank you personally before, please accept my heart felt thanks now for your support and donations. We love each and every one of you. Thank you.

Joe M. Serrano III and Family