‘Selflessness alive and well in Tecumseh’ following benefits
To the Editor,
Recently two fundraisers were held in honor of my dear friend Jessica (Bailey) Johnson who has cystic fibrosis and is in need of a double lung transplant. The first fundraiser was held on March 2nd at Ten Pin Bowling Alley and the second one was held at Evans Street Station on March 25th. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both of those businesses whose staff did a wonderful job to make both events successful.
I also want to thank everyone who attended the fundraisers or made donations to support Jessica and her family. We had a great turn out at both events and raised almost $7,000 towards the $60,000 goal.
Thank you to the Tecumseh Herald and the Daily Telegram who both printed articles to promote the two events. And, to all of the local businesses who generously donated items for use as door prizes and silent auction items, the events would not have been possible without your contributions. There were too many donators to list here but your generosity will always be remembered.
It has been overwhelming to see the level of support shown by so many businesses and individuals; some who know Jessica and her family and others who don’t. I am proud to say that I grew up in this community and am happy to see that selflessness, caring, and the spirit of giving are still alive and well in Tecumseh, Adrian and beyond.
Jessica and her family are working with a national non-profit called the Children’s Organ Transplant Association who is dedicated to organizing and guiding families and communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. To learn more about Jessica or leave words of encouragement on her guest book, please visit www.cotaforjessicaj.com.
On behalf of Jessica, her family and friends, with deep gratitude,
Grand Ledge, Mich.