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8th Annual Danielle DeLarso Community Benefit Baseball Tournament

8th Annual Danielle DeLarso Community Benefit Baseball Tournament
10U and 12U tournament
August 25, 26 and 27 
Location: Paradise Park - 6 Londonvale Road, Gordonville, PA 17529
Cost: $275 per team (3 game minimum)
Concessions: Full concession stand friday evening and saturday - Chicken BBQ meals friday and saturday and Breakfast saturday morning
Player ages: 10U - Born on or after May 1, 2006 / 12U - Born on or after May 1, 2004

To register or for more information please contact Kevin Zynn @ 717-475-6503 or [email protected]

 

Danielle DeLarso was diagnosed with Stage 4 Clear Cell Sarcoma in June of 2010 at 16 years old. Danielle was an Honor Roll Student at PVHS and a recognized talented athlete. Danielle was excited for her senior year and very proud to be a part of PV’s Class of 2012. In Danielle’s honor, a group from our local youth sports organizations decided to hold an event that would generate not only money to be distributed to local families in need, but would bring our community together for a common cause. 

This year the recipient is Cade Holmquist, a 13 year old boy. In April of 2016, Cade’s life took a radical and unexpected turn when he was bit by a tick. A bullseye appeared, making it clear that Lyme's was present. He was treated and life seemed to be normal.

During this time, the family had gone back to Papua New Guinea to wrap up over a decade of life and relationships they had formed while serving as missionaries. While saying goodbye to precious friends his symptoms got worse, and worse.  At a time when Cade was very weak, Cade was flown to Australia for better treatment. While there, he became stranded in Australia, as Cade was not able to fly any further.

While in Australia for five months, many treatment options were attempted for his chronic illness. But for much of the time there, Cade remained stuck in bed, often with headphones covering his ears as even slight sounds or movements created intense pain. After five months with no improvement, his parents decided to bring Cade back to the States for advanced care. The only problem was the flight across the ocean...

Due to great risks to his well-being, Cade was not able to fly on a regular plane. The only option was a Medevac Flight - with complete medical care onboard just inches away. His mother Andrea was able to fly next to him. The risks would be minimized, but, at approximately $100,000, this was no small decision.

On November 17th, 2016, Cade and Andrea flew on a private Medevac Jet.

Since his return to Pennsylvania Cade has spent a lot of time at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia being bedridden for most of the past year struggling to consistently take in proper food and nutrients due to his chronic illness. Just recently Cade has been undergoing intensive physical and occupational therapies as well as being provided nutritional support. Please help Cade and his family.
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