On May 28, 2008, Bill and Deanna (Rossi) Steinhauser, local residents of Frankfort, welcomed their second child, a beautiful baby boy named Dominic. The day he was born he was unexpectedly diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome. That is when the roller coaster ride began for this loving family. Dominic is now 2 1/2 years old and brings many challenges, many joys, and many expenses.
CHARGE Syndrome is a genetic pattern of birth defects which occurs in one of every 9-10,000 births worldwide. The medical and physical difficulties vary from child to child, but Dominic suffers from vision and hearing impairment, inability to swallow, (24-Hour a day feeding tube) and he wears a monitoring device to check his oxygen and heart rate. Dominic and his family rely on over 10 specialists at Children's Memorial Hospital.
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As you can imagine this has been tremendously difficult for a young-loving family, especially the continued medical costs that incur as Dominic gets older. This is why the Steinhauser and Rossi families and friends of Bill and Deanna need your help!
So we are hosting a CASH RAFFLE!!! The GRAND PRIZE is $5000. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. If you are interesested in purchasing raffle tickets please contact Deann at firstname.lastname@example.org. With your donation you can help Bill, Deanna, big sister Kylie, and most of all Dominic as they continue their journey into a life different from anything they had ever imagined. Proceeds will also be used to help the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and to fund trips for other children who suffer from CHARGE--and their families--to attend the 2011 International CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Orlando. Please join us as we as we Do It for Dominic and his friends with CHARGE!!!!