Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A note from the Parrotts as they continue to help their 8-year-old daughter, Audrey, through her battle with leukemia.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Editor's Note: This letter was sent from the Parrott family in Fox Point. To all 'Audreyness' supporters, Last year we moved to Fox Point because we knew it had wonderful schools, a home with enough space for our three beautiful children, and we heard it was a great community. This past six weeks we learned first hand what a truly amazing community it is and are so proud to call it our home! At the beginning of October, we were told our eight-year-old daughter, Audrey, had leukemia and our world turned upside down. Her diagnosis and recent treatments have been physically difficult for her and emotionally difficult for our whole family. However, not a day goes by that we do not receive the much needed love and support from family, friends…
Friday, November 30, 2012
After months of worrying he would lose his job in December, and with it the family's insurance, Chad Parrott is excited to announce his employment has been extended and therefore, his insurance - helping to save his daughter, Audrey.
As hundreds ban together for Audrey Parrott, an 8-year-old girl from Fox Point with leukemia, her family was fearful of how they'd continue to approach the ongoing and expensive medical care their daughter would need. Chad Parrott, Audrey's father, was going to lose his job in December and along with it, the family's insurance. But just a few weeks ago, Chad got a phone call from his current employer, Stark Investments. "They’ve extended my contract at Stark through June as well as extending some insurance benefits," Chad said. "It’s a testament to Brian (Stark) and Mike’s (Roth) commitment to not only running a good business, being good humanitarians." For more of our continuing coverage on Helping Audrey Click Here On Oct. 4, Audrey was…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Help raise money for 8-year-old Stormonth Elementary student Audrey Parrott who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Here's a look at the top stories for the month of the October in Fox Point and Bayside.
Here's a look at the biggest stories from the month of October in Fox Point and Bayside. 1. UPDATE: Bank Robbers in Halloween Masks Hit Educators Credit Union Residents on Mall Road in Glendale, near the Fox Point border, are now able to leave their homes after being told to stay inside by local police following a bank robbery earlier today. Police say there were two men in Halloween masks who fled the scene and are possible suspects in the bank robbery. Find the follow-up from this story when Glendale police released photographs of the two suspected robbers here. 2. Philanthropic Fox Point and Baysiders Help Third-Grader With Leukemia Fox Point third-grader Audrey Parrott was diagnosed with leukemia. And while she spends most of her …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Eight-year-old Audrey Parrott and her family will face numerous hurdles over her next two years of her cancer treatment and ever-deepening financial frustrations.
Just three weeks ago, Fox Point third-grader Audrey Parrott was diagnosed with leukemia. And while she spends most of her time at Children's Hospital, preparing herself for the expected hair loss that accompanies chemotherapy, her family and friends in the Fox Point-Bayside area are banding together to bring a smile to Audrey's face and help support her family financially. On Oct. 4, Audrey and her parents went to the hospital to have her blood tested for an infection. When the results came back, they learned their little girl had developed Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. "When we were told that our 8-year-old child had cancer, our whole world stopped and changed forever," Audrey's mother, Mary Jo Parrott, said. Fortunately, ALL …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Irish Fest are seeking the help of the Milwaukee-area Irish-American community in finding a bone marrow match for a local six-year-old boy Jake Larkin, of Milwaukee.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Medical student Jacob Adashek says he's on his way to a speedy recovery and counting down the days until he can meet the bone marrow donor from Israel that saved his life.
Every morning, Jacob Adashek wakes up and looks at a card set atop his dresser from the man who saved his life — a man he doesn't even know. "I look at it every day," Jacob said. " He is a very special person to me. We are 'blood brothers.' I have his DNA in my body because his blood pumps through my veins." Last weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the worst day of Jacob's life. He had a lesion on his lip and a blood test revealed abnormal results. It turned out to be a leukemic lesion and from that point on, the hospital kept him captive. For three months the leukemia hammered away at his body while relatives, friends and even strangers rallied for his cause. Then in August, a near miracle happened. A man in Israel was a perfect …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, August brought a feisty recall elections, a tough arrest of a very angry drunk driver, a perfect bone marrow match for a Fox Point native and so much more. Take a look at the controversy, passion and memories that were made in August at Fox Point-Bayside Patch. Art Trooper: Faith and a Little Luck Save Studio As local business struggle through the recession, Patch took a look at a handful of places in Fox Point and Bayside in our Surviving America series. In this piece, we took a look at Art Trooper in Audubon Court. When Ann Deuser opened Art Trooper in 2008, she had no idea that the recession would victimize many …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Jacob Adashek expected to have transplant in September.
It was a 10 out of 10, perfect match. Jacob Adashek recently hit the jackpot in the gamble for a bone marrow donor as the Fox Point native and leukemia patient found a perfect match. "To be honest, I wasn't super surprised about getting a donor because I knew from the beginning that I would get through this disease and that was one piece of the puzzle," he said through a Facebook message to Patch. "I was relieved and thrilled to find out that I had a donor and that it was a 10 for 10 match." How fortunate does Jacob feel? Jacob, who is expected to have a bone marrow transplant in September, corresponded with a 15-year-old post transplant survivor who didn't find a match for five years and his match was only a 6 for 10. "In that respect…
Friday, July 22, 2011
After a Fox Point native falls seriously ill, hundreds get registered to donate bone marrow. However, this means much more than saving his life.
It’s the turnout that every parent dreams of while going through a situation every parent fears. After only a year of studying at a medical college in San Diego, Fox Point native Jacob Adashek learned in May that he has leukemia. Though he is in remission, he’ll need a bone marrow transplant to help fight the disease. Finding a compatible donor is not easy, but Jacob's friends, family and community members have gotten behind the effort in a way that the Blood Center of Wisconsin describes as very unique. They’ve literally started a social-media fueled frenzy that boasts a Facebook following of over 500 people, all dedicated to finding a bone marrow match. “The Facebook group grew to over 500 members in just a few days,” said Jacob's …