Thursday, February 07, 2008

Kate's 6th Birthday - Let's Raise Money For A Good Cause To Celebrate

UPDATE*** So far in February together we raised $660 for The Dell Children's Medical Foundation's Cranio-Facial Surgery Team. I am still pulling for $1000. Your small donation will really help. $25 from just a few people will take us to the goal.

Please consider making a donation to the Dell Children's Medical Foundation in Kate's name to celebrate her sixth birthday. Even a small amount helps the hospital in their efforts to treat children who face a variety of medical issues. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!

Kate turns six-years-old this week, and she is thrilled. She has been planning for the big event for 364 days (she begins preparing immediately after eating cake on the previous birthday). Kate is a beautiful girl who was born with a medical condition known as Sagital Synostosis, where the bones in her head had fused together prematurely. This was a tough time for our family.

At six months old Kate underwent major surgery to remove part of her skull and reconstruct her head. Today she is doing great. The bones grew back and she (hopefully) will never have any side effects from the ordeal. Kate is happy, smart, healthy and a true enthusiast for life.

We were fortunate that it has all worked out so well. My family now donates a portion of my fees every time I am hired to speak professionally. We started the Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Surgery at the Dell Children's Medical Center to help fund cranio related research in Austin.

(Kate was treated by the wonderful doctors at Children's Hospital of San Diego. Since that time a new state-of-the-art hospital has opened in Austin. Now, children born in Central Texas do not have to travel across country to find top level medical services!!!!).

I would like to ask the readers of this blog and my other friends to donate this week in support of a great cause. Every little amount can make a difference. $5. $10, $25, $100. Together we can assist others who will face similar issues in the future.

Click here to donate directly to the Children's Medical Foundation on-line.

Thank you for your generosity.

Have A Great Day.


PS - Kate no longer requires medical care and the Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Surgery was created to help the medical programs at the Dell Children's Medical Center with research and other needs so they can do the great works that they do to help other children who face similar issues.


Aruni said...

Happy Birthday Kate! You are an inspiration!

Thom Singer said...

THANK YOU to everyone who donated so far. I got a note from the Children's Hospital saying we raised $475 yesterday (the counter only shows $225...they are not sure why).

Every bit helps these doctors with creating a state-of-the art facility that will help thousands of children for many years in the future.

Please donate today.