Rylee’s mom has a full plate. Her daughter, Rylee Burns-Gayewski, is 11 years old and was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease when she was only 18 months old. The past nine and a half years have been a very long road and now Rylee is facing End Stage Kidney Failure. She needs dialysis and a kidney transplant in order for her to survive.
Rylee has been undergoing hemodialysis to clean out the wastes in her blood stream that her kidneys can’t do for her at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She has also been doing a lot of testing and treatments until such a time that she is healthy enough to have a kidney transplant and a donor is available.
But that’s not all that Rylee’s mom has been contending with. Her husband Nick Gayewski passed unexpectedly on Saturday August 23. 2014. He was a good man–still young– and wonderful father. He left this world with one wish. That his oldest daughter would get better.
The night that we wanted to provide for Jen was about two things. (1) Giving Jen Gayewski a night off from thinking and stressing, and (2) raising some funds to cover expenses. We were honored to host a small party at our house for Jen and to see her relax and smile a bit. Here’s a few photos. Worth. Every. Minute.
There has been a Gofundme.com account set up for Rylee. If you’d like to contribute, here is the link: http://www.gofundme.com/Fight-for-Rylee
What is more satisfying than providing a safe, happy, fun place for your children while you have to go off to work? And with so many horror stories on the news these days, it appears that it’s getting more and more difficult to find. So it was with great pleasure that we participated in a fundraiser paint night for a brand new center in South Weymouth, MA.
Your World Learning Center is a great new welcoming center located in South Weymouth. They are open Mon-Fri 630-6 and they take infants (starting at 6 weeks) , toddlers, and preschoolers! They offer theme- based curriculum and lots of family involvement, with extras such as this paint night!
Here’s a few photos of the center. We just fell in love with it when we were there. I want to be a kid again! If you are looking for a warm, safe place for your children, please contact Your World Learning Center at 781-337-3204 to arrange a tour of the center. You can also email them at Yourworldlearning@gmail.com
Directors are Laura OConnor and Sarah Shepherd
We are proud to have launched our fundraising program this past October beside the South Foxboro Jaycees. The South Foxboro chapter of the Jaycees has been active in the Foxboro community since 1961, and are a dynamic, enthusiastic volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through community development projects.
They specialize in community service, so they were a great choice for our launch into philanthropy. The Foxboro Jaycees are responsible for a multitude of Foxboro community service projects, such as concerts on the common, Relay for Life, the literacy challenge, Easter Egg hunt on Foxboro Common, my hero Essays, candidates night, numerous Founder’s Day activities, sand for seniors, and a full calendar of December Christmas activities, including setup and refurbishing of the Nativity scene, Christmas caroling on the Common, Santa on the Common, Christmas Fruit Baskets, and Decorating the Common for Christmas.
It was a delight to help raise some funds for all those efforts! Thank you, Jaycees, for the opportunity you afforded us to give back a little too. We look forward to building on our efforts in the future!
Here’s a few photos from our paint night.
So much fun! If you would like more information about joining the South Foxboro chapter of the Jaycees, start here. You’ll build new friendships while making a positive impact on the community. How great is that? Check them out today.