CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL EVENT WILL HELP A QUADRUPLE AMPUTEE MOM
Palm beach gardens, Fla.—On Saturday, May 13, participate in the Cycle for Survival at CycleBar (4550 Donald Ross Road) to support Ilysa Winick, a wife and mother who is fighting for her life as a quadruple amputee. At 2 p.m., cycle for a great cause and enjoy light bites and juices from Meraki Juice Kitchen.
Ilysa Winick is the devoted mother of two young children and is the founder of a preschool near her home. She contracted a near-fatal blood infection in June 2016. The rare diagnosis caused her body to go into septic shock, and medical professionals were forced to amputate to save her life. She is now adjusting to life with amputations below both of her knees and elbows. Ilysa was also diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease, requiring her to receive dialysis treatments until she can get a lifesaving kidney transplant.
As her husband Steven explains, “we have learned that insurance coverage is woefully inadequate.” Her family is facing the high uninsured costs associated with her illness and kidney transplantation, including home health care, physical therapy and a lifetime of immunosuppressant medications. Steve estimates the lifetime out-of-pocket cost of her care will top $1 million. Proceeds from the Cycle for Survival will be donated to the nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of Ilysa Winick to assist with uninsured illness-related expenses.
Participate in the Cycle for Survival for $35 per ride. Register online at http://bit.ly/2ocJQbL. Questions? Contact Chrissy Witten at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.707.8390. Can’t make it, but want to help? Donations can be made to a fundraising campaign in honor of Ilysa at helphopelive.org or by calling 800.642.8399. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be used to offset Ilysa’s medical expenses via Help Hope Live’s New York Catastrophic Illness Fund.
Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $124 million to pay patient expenses.