Hope For The Holidays 12.06.18

December 6, 2018


Dear Johnny,

My name is Melissa and I’m writing today to ask for your help this holiday season. I’m a single mom of 3 amazing boys. My oldest, Caden (16), was born with a serious heart defect—L transposition of the Great Arteries (basically his heart is backwards). He has a pacemaker that he’s had since he was 24 hours old that requires constant monitoring by a cardiac specialist. In his lifetime, he has had 13 open heart surgeries and he will need more in the future, and eventually a heart transplant. Bills and travel expenses have been overwhelming. Due to this, I had to downsize everything this year just to keep up. December 13th is also Caden’s birthday, which adds stress as well. My other boys, Hunter (14) and Ricky (12), have been great helping me out and keeping Caden’s outlook positive. It’s very difficult for me to ask for help, but I don’t know where else to turn.

Thank you for reading my story.


How We Helped: Paid January Rent & Electric Bill, Christmas & Groceries Gift Cards, Laptop Computer

Who Helped: Cosentino’s, Tom, Brian, Bob, Brandon, Shane, Kathy, Sarah, Damon, Ken, Jim, 

& Lee (Hyper Computer & Battle Games)