Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for Rady Children's Hospital!This COVID-19 pandemic hits home for me and it hits hard. My mother unfortunately died in December from complications from the flu. We are learning now that she may very well have gotten the Corona Virus as her battle is just like the stories of thousands that lost their battle with it. She was intubated because of pneumonia for 17 days where she was taken off after learning her lungs were clean. We were joyous, but unfortunately that joy did not last long as the second wave hit at an accelerated rate and she lost her battle within 24 hours. We will never know if it was COVID-19 as she was cremated days later, but it really does not matter. We watched her struggle through unbelievable pain that is hitting hundreds of thousands currently and I truly feel for and can relate to all the families around the world who are going through this.
That is why I want to make a heartfelt difference in this battle of COVID-19 and couldn't be more excited for SD Loyal to partner with Rady Children’s and The Conrad Prebys Foundation to raise funds for the hospital’s fight against this COVID-19, which was announced last week. All funds raised are matched dolloa for dollar by The Conrad Prebys Foundation so anything you can do is doubled in magnitude.
All funds raised will support COVID-19 relief efforts at Rady Children’s Hospital and below are a couple of the focuses of the funds raised.
•Rady Children’s is using fundraising dollars to create critically needed 3D-printed nasal swabs, protective face shields and other in-demand materials, and bolster our investment in protecting frontline care providers, patients, and families while fighting theeffects of COVID-19.
• Thanks to The Conrad Prebys Foundation COVID-19 Response Challenge, every gift made will be matched dollar for dollar. Support@RadyChildrens #HeroesInOurHouse today.
• The cost to 3D print 1 nasal swab is $1.50 and we are testing every patient that comes through our doors.
Rady Children's Hospital is the largest children’s hospital in California and the 6th largest in the country. They are a non-profit organization that relies on support from the community to provide world-class care for nearly 250,000 kids and families each year which would fill Torero Stadium 40 times over. They are a leader across the country and their hyper focus on children's health has led to numerous advances in the industry. Additionally, Rady Children’s is exceptional at developing partnerships that help other health care organizations deliver better care to the children they serve. Their track record speaks for itself and we can help them continue making a difference serving the youth of our community and in battling COVID-19.
While concerns surrounding COVID-19 have the country—the world—slowing down, the urgency to fund lifesaving treatments and technology for the kids never lets up. Please consider supporting me and the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club by donating to my fundraising page by visiting Here. The process is fast, easy and secure, and you can be sure that it will benefit a good cause. You can do so for as little as $1 as every dollar counts in fact it counts twice as your donation will be matched dollar for dollar.
With your help, we can dream bigger together than we ever could alone — and when we do, a healthier future will become reality for thousands of families. Together we will get through this and be better for it. Hopefully, this experience we are going through will help us better prepare for a something similar in the future and we can act quicker knowing what to do.
Thank you in advance for joining and in our efforts at SD Loyal to make a difference in the lives of our children in San Diego! I know my mother Martha Kay Smith would be as proud as I am of the work we are doing together!
President/San Diego Loyal Soccer Club