It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of one of our Founders, George Frondorf, on December 22, 2020. George is Nancy's Father.
For years, you could always find George at any of the Foundation functions. He was always happy to be a greeter at our American Girl Fashion Shows and talking to the families and our models.
George was always there at our Golf Outing and Dances, meeting people and being the charming gentleman that made him loved by all.
I couldn't have asked for a better Father-in-Law, or Grandfather to Carly, Spencer and Aubrey and a Great-Grandfather to Elliot, Gabriel, Samuel and Barrett.
The kindness and loving demeanor that George had will surely be missed at our functions. George touched so many lives and will always be considered "Grandpa" to many!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to George's wife, Nancy, to my wife, Nancy, and to all of Nancy's brothers and sisters and their families.
The greatest thing you can say about someone that is no longer with us is ... We Miss You!
George, We Miss You Greatly!
I wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!
Samantha was born with a unique heart and as a result has feeding difficulties, which has resulted in her needing a g-tube to be fed. Sammy also has a history of stroke and cerebral palsy.
Sammy had her second open heart surgery in July, 2020. She has recovered well and is doing well. She will continue to have cardiology appointments for life. Her team has already planned another surgical intervention for the summer of 2021.
Many people with single ventricle physiology end up needing a heart and liver transplant later in life.
Sammy's Mommy said she is a joy and a light to their world! Sammy loves stuffed animals, and enjoys playing with the toys her therapists bring. They are both interactive and fun!
The Aubrey Rose Foundation helped this family with an air purifier to help cleanse the air that she breathes.
Help us continue to support children, like Samantha!
The Aubrey Rose Foundation was forced to cancel all of our fundraising events this year except for our Golf Outing. As you know these fundraisers are critical to our mission, helping families who have children with life-threatening medical conditions. Right now we have 56 families in need of support with medical bills over $1.5 million dollars! The world may have stopped during Corona virus, but the needs of the families that need your support did not. We are so very grateful for your support in the past and we are hoping we can count on you again this year.
What Kind of Kids do we Help:
The Aubrey Rose Foundation helps children ages 0-18 who have any kind of life-threatening medical conditions. ARF is very unique in that we don't help just with cancer or heart problems ... we help with all kinds of diseases and illnesses for children who are medically-fragile.
These special children bravely battle a level of pain and suffering we can hardly imagine. Parents and siblings feel terrified at getting the news that a sick child, brother, or sister might not live. Plus, the cost of medical co-pays, equipment, and home care after a stay in the hospital nearly bankrupts many families.
This is your time to shine. Together, we can put smiles on the faces of many children and their families. Any kind of donation can help relieve some of the burden on these families! We welcome you to join us in being a stress reliever for these families in need!
We hope we can count on your support to help us help some of these 56 families that have requested financial assistance from the Aubrey Rose Foundation. The Aubrey Rose Foundation is a 100% volunteer-driven organization.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and double lungs!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at 513.265.5801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate any help you could give.
Nancy A. Hollenkamp
Trent (age 9) and Tremell (age 7) are brothers who both were diagnosed with a terminal illness called Cystic Fibrosis.
The Aubrey Rose Foundation will be helping this family for Christmas.
We welcome you to join us in this special gift!
Below is a letter from Shardae, Trent and Tremell's mother.
Hello, my name is Shardae and I am a mother of 4 children ,2 girls and 2 boys. My 2 boys are Trent (9) and Tremell (7), both boys were diagnosed with a terminal illness called Cystic Fibrosis also known as CF.
Aubrey Rose Foundation would like to help this family with financial assistance for their medical bills along with Christmas gifts for each of the kids and Mom and Dad too! If you would like to help as well, please send an email to email@example.com or make a financial donation at online at https:www/aubreyrose.org.
We want to be able to put a smile on the faces of this whole family!!!
Here is what the kids would like:
Trinity (age 13): Camera (ARF has this), portable basketball hoop (might be hard to ship), laptop, new shoes size 9, new clothes - size adult large or Junior 7-8
Eternity (age 11): Lip gloss making kit, human doll hair head for styling, (ARF has both of these for Eternity). New clothes size adult medium or Junior 5-6. New shoes size 8, jewelry (bracelets, rings and necklaces).
Trent (age 9): Police and Army stuff such as dress up items and toys, warm-up suits, size 10.
Tremell (age 7): Warm-up suits (pants size 6, top size 7), kitchen and cooking play items.
Mom and Dad: Gift cards for groceries to Aldi’s, Wal-Mart, Publix, and for restaurants in their area. There are Red Robin and Applebee’s.
In order to ship and have this gift received by Christmas, I need to have everything by next Wednesday, December 16th.
Thanks for your interest in helping this family. Sometimes people just need a little help and that’s what we want to do ... relieve some of their burden so that they can continue taking care of their 2 sick kids!
Merry Christmas from the Aubrey Rose Foundation. We pray that everyone has a safe, healthy and happy Christmas season!