We are asking all of our frinds and family to please help our family raise money for the Uncompensated Care Fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Seattle Children's serves families in four states—Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s is supported in part by the largest guild association of any hospital in the nation. The uncompensated care fund insures that no child goes with out care simply because a family can't afford it. In 2008, $86.2 million in uncompensated care was provided—double 2006 amounts. In 2009, it is projected to increase to over $100 million.
Evan has spent some time at Children’s Hospital—-seven weeks shortly after birth, and he has periodically returned because of illness or for surgical procedures. Our family has received financial assistance through this uncompensated care fund. Mostly it has helped with Evan's home medical supplies, which we have exceeded our insurance’s $5,000 yearly maximum every single year. But financial assistance also helps us with co-payments, co-insurance, and things our insurance does not cover (Evan's hearing aids are a big example). Seattle Children's is an incredible hospital, and they have taken care of our family in many ways. While we are not able to return the favor dollar-for-dollar, we still want to give back.
So how can you help? Please sponsor me! On April 17th, I will be participating in a 20-hour benefit crop (scrapbook lingo for a time and place to sit down, spread out your stuff, and put together some pages!). This benefit is in it's 6th year, and is organized by my favorite scrapbook supply store of all time, Treasury of Memories. For more information about the event itself, go to
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $2000. I know times are tight, but every little bit helps and no donation is too small. Checks can be made out to “The Mighty Maxwell Guild.” (Please leave a comment if you don't have my address, and I'll be sure to get it to you)
Thank you in advance for your generous support!