Team Hannah | Medical Expenses - YouCaring.com
YouCaring.com - Free Online Fundraising
It's simple and 100% free!Create Your Fundraiser
Search fundraisers

Team Hannah

$1,570raised of $20,000 goal
7%

Organizer: Frankie Stoneham Beneficiary: Team Hannah

Hannah Hewitt is a 16 year old girl who is struggling with her health to stay alive with her current and deadly disease of Cystic Fibrosis.

This fundraiser is closed
Tap to expand
Fundraiser Details

Team Hannah

Who is Hannah? Hannah is an amazing 16 year old girl. Hannah was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was about 18 months old. They can detect Cystic Fibrosis when the baby is in the womb. Unfortunately Hannah didn’t start getting the proper treatment, or for the matter any treatment until she was adopted by the Hewitt family when she was about 3 years old. By this time Cystic Fibrosis already took its toll on Hannah, which means that she is now dealing with the repercussions of what Cystic Fibrosis can do, and how it can take over your life.  Right now Hannah is in the position where her lungs can go into complete failure, and this means that she can finally be on the list for a lung transplant, but your lungs have to go into complete failure in order for this to happen. Hannah has been hospitalized 8 times in the last 12 months, and each hospital visit ranges from 7 to 10 days. These hospital visits do not include her regular visits which are seeing her specialist at least once a month to evaluate Hannah’s condition. Every time Hannah goes to the hospital it’s located at Kaiser which is in Oakland, Ca. Being that Hannah has these frequent visits to the hospital, her mother Beth had to stop working in order to take her to the hospital, and to care for her, so this means a less income within the house hold. It gets expensive with the hospital visits, and Hannah’s treatments. Hannah shared that she takes 120 pills a week to try and keep her Cystic Fibrosis under control. There are a few fundraisers that are taking place in order to help the Hewitt family. Right now there are T-shirts being sold in order to raise funds to help Hannah and her family out. Sauced in Livermore is also willing to have fundraiser on Hannah’s account on April 9th 2014. There will also be a live and silent auction present at the Sauced’s fundraiser. You can also go to Team Hannah Facebook page in order to purchase a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or even wrist band.

Cystic Fibrosis is a deadly disease, and usually ends in death at a young age. The thing with Cystic Fibrosis is there is no cure at this time, but there is hope when it comes to community support. When Hannah sees people wearing team Hannah gear it literally puts a smile on her face. Team Hannah also has designated a day which is Tuesdays, and on Tuesdays we wear purple, or team Hannah gear for ‘Tough Enough Tuesdays’.

Hannah came to the Hewitt family at about 3 years old with the disease Cystic Fibrosis. Beth, Hannah’s mother, had noticed that all of Hannah’s medications that she should have been taking for Cystic Fibrosis had been expired. Put in short terms Hannah was not getting any kind of treatment at all. Hannah had always been really sick as an infant, and her health was always challenging. There were so many hospitalizations, and appointments, and still are many. Hannah has a very common strain of Cystic Fibrosis, and this common strain continues to claim the lives that are diagnosed with this disease. The age range for Cystic Fibrosis patients is typically 27 years old. This blew me away because when I found this out I was 27 years old. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Hannah continues her treatments, but she has sustained a tremendous amount of lung damage as well as illnesses. Hannah will continue to fight for her life every day. Hannah is still attempting to live a normal life. She takes goats to the Alameda County Fair, she is home schooled, and even plans to start college courses soon. Hannah is a typical 15 year old girl who lives with Cystic Fibrosis. Hannah is not the only one out there who lives with this disease, but it is imperative that people should know about Cystic Fibrosis, and how we can all come together to help this family out. Thank you for your time. Never forget to pray for Hannah.

-Team Hannah
Contact the Organizer
Updates

Updates

04/14/2014
by Frankie Stoneham
Dear Family & Friends,
 
If you are available on this upcoming Saturday, Darrel could truly use help with the new project list from the contractor. The primary focus will be on removing the roofing shingles and house siding. Please advise me if you will join us. It will help me plan for lunch to feed the work crew.
 
Sincerely,
Beth
On Monday, April 14, 2014 1:32 PM, Beth Hewitt <bethahewitt@yahoo.com> wrote:
Oops! The yard sale Is Friday, June 20thand Saturday, June 21st. Sorry for the confusion. 
Sincerely,
Beth
 
On Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:16 AM, Beth Hewitt <bethahewitt@yahoo.com> wrote:
Dear Family & Friends,
 
The Team Hannah event at Sauced, scheduled for April 23rd, has been changed. A new date will be announced soon. The Yard Sale fundraiser will be held on June 21st-22nd so it's time to get busy with spring cleaning. Your donations of gently used and/or new items is appreciated. Please share this news with your family, friends and neighbors and bring items to 855 Hanover Street, Livermore. Remember to "Like" the Team Hannah page and share it too. There is a contest offered by Sauced on the page so enter to win a gift card for this wonderful restaurant located in downtown Livermore.
 
Sincerely,
Beth



Share This Update!


03/26/2014
by Frankie Stoneham

Dear Family & Friends,

 

I am happy to report that Andrew and Hannah are doing well! Thank you for your prayers and support. Tomorrow will be the last day to order Team Hannah items on the current wave so send me your requests ASAP. It is my hope to have the order by next week. Remember to wear you shirts on Tough Enough Tuesdays and post your pictures on the Team Hannah Facebook page.

 

The remodel is finally underway! Our footings have been completed and the framing crew for the new construction will begin in the morning. The goal for this weekend is for rough plumbing (thankfully prayers were answered for this matter), HVAC (still hoping for a contractor to offer their services) and major demolition. We are in desperate need of many volunteers. Rain will not hinder the demolition as much of that work is from the inside. If you are able to assist us please join us at 9:00 AM. No experience is necessary and there are tasks for volunteers of all capabilities. We will enjoy lunch together which will be provided.

 

Sincerely,

Beth

 

 


Share This Update!
Supporters

Supporters

Comments

Comments


Spread the word
More photosView Gallery

Gallery

Widget code for Team Hannah

Copy the embed code shown then paste it on your site. You can select from 3 premade sizes.

x

Just copy the code above and paste it on your site!