If you have been on Twitter today you may have noticed it is #GivingTuesday. And what better day than today to unveil the first ever TGS Winter Fundraiser. As most of you know last year, I helped raise over $1,300 for a senior activity center in Ottumwa, Iowa. It was such an awesome feeling. In the months that followed I decided that I was going to do something annually to help someone in need. I shared these thoughts with the other members of The Tailgate Society. With that being said.
Let me introduce you to Erik Zimmeht, he recently had a medical emergency that put him in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The condition they are treating him for is Neuromyelitis Optica, or NMO for short. This condition has left him without vision in one eye, and without the use of his legs. After a week of IV steroids and Plasmaphoresis his vision is improving and he does have sensation in his legs. NMO is an autoimmune condition that he will have to contend with the rest of his life, and a flare up of symptoms can happen at any time. Once he is discharged from the hospital in Iowa City, he still may have to go through an inpatient rehab program at a local hospital. He is a great husband and an amazing dad. We are trying to raise funds to assist Erik and his family with medical bills, travel expenses, and any other expenses that may come up during this difficult time. Casey, Erik, and the boys would be forever grateful for anything you can give.
For every 11 dollars you donate we will mail you a koozie of your choosing. We have six flavors to choose from. I will list them below.
• What Would Ted Flint Do?
• The Tailgate Society
• Mad about Iowa
• When I was your age, Kansas was good at football
• Boise State: Not Located in Iowa
When you donate to the GoFundMe page, simply put what koozie or koozies you would like. Then send a screenshot via direct message of the donation to @tgatesociety or @TedflintKansas on Twitter with your address, and we will mail you out a koozie. Lets use the internet for something good this fall.
Thank you and God Bless,