The InCREEDible Egg Drop

Dear InCREEDible Egg Drop sponsors, partners, donors, guests, and supporters,

Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. We are and will always be committed to the safety, health and well-being of the CURE community and the community at large over all else.

In light of the situation, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone the InCREEDible Egg Drop, scheduled for March 28th. It is a painful decision given the months of work by so many dedicated volunteers and friends. Additionally, the upending of this and other spring events will have serious consequences for the vulnerable children and families who would normally benefit from the funds we hope to raise.

We are hopeful to be able to reschedule in the coming months. In the meantime, please seriously consider allowing the funds you have contributed to be used to benefit CURE’s children and families. Right now in such uncertain times your donations can greatly help families. With businesses closing and incomes being lost, this is a huge opportunity for Creed Love to help keep these families afloat so they can continue to take care of their child and worry less about bills, travel expenses and the cost of medication. However, if you would like a refund, please email me at stephaniefee@icloud.com.

We are grateful for your understanding and continued support.

Much love,

Stephanie and Steve Fee

Creed's Story

Creed’s story really started before he was born. He came into this world 11 weeks early weighing just 2 lbs. He spent his first 91 days in the hospital, with lots of challenges to overcome. While there, he was diagnosed with an adrenal insufficiency, the first of many illnesses to come. At 6 months he began his ongoing journey at Scottish Rite, when admitted for adenovirus pneumonia.

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At age 3 he began monthly IVIG treatments. This was basically giving him an immune system to hopefully stop him from getting sick.

The first five years of his life he battled more serious bacterial infections puzzling the doctors as to how and why he continued to catch these illnesses. It just didn’t make sense. His family learned very quickly just how unique Creed was. Right before his 5th birthday he became sick again. One of the many doctors requested a bone marrow biopsy; he felt like something had to be going on there because nothing else was adding up. A week later the results we in. Yep, there it was. Creed had Myelodysplasia/ Monosomy 7.

This is a disease that attacks the reproduction of bone marrow and was the reason for the chronic illnesses so far. Myelodysplasia left untreated will develop into AML (acute myeloid leukemia). Not wanting this to happen, we moved quickly with the treatment process. His only option was was a bone marrow transplant. There were many test along the way. The first being, locating a donor. Neither his dad nor I were a match so we had to look further. Within a few months we had located a perfect match!

August of 2010, Creed was hospitalized to begin chemotherapy and total body irradiation. This was a 10 day regimen to prepare his body for the transplant. He spent the next month in the hospital watching his counts rise and fall. But that wasn’t his biggest challenge. Creed developed another issue while his body began accepting and reproducing new healthy cells. This issue was called Hemolytic Anemia. This caused his body to destroy his own platelets, causing his lungs to hemorrhage and landed him in the PICU. There he spent the next 3 months, overcoming this illness, fighting for his life all the while causing lots of questions and confusion for the doctors. After another three months in the hospital, relearning how to walk, eat etc., it was time to go home.

The next 7 months were picture perfect. Something Creed wasn’t familiar with. He had always been sick. We as a family were learning what that looked like. That winter the Hemolytic Anemia reared its nasty head again, this time attacking his red blood cells. Creed was admitted back into the hospital for treatment. This time the illness was extremely resistant to treatment and that caused a lot of problems for Creed. After three months of fighting, Creed earned his wings on April 15, 2012.

Although Creed’s life as seen on paper looked grim and hard, through his eyes he saw none of that. His life was lived to the fullest and he loved big!! He never met a stranger and those who knew him loved him. He was a bright light in a big world and will never be forgotten.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-qMzaGpn-o&feature=youtu.be

“I cannot tell you what it means to see faces of strangers and faces of people I know supporting us and remembering Creed. This is truly an inCREEDible event.”

 

-Stephanie Fee, Creed’s mom

2020 InCREEDible Egg Drop Sponsors

Golden Egg Sponsor

Chocolate Bunny Sponsor

Mr. John Flack

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Glaze

Jelly Bean Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bowen
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Franklin

Bobbi Oswald
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. Tylka

Sweet Tart Sponsors

Mr. and Mrs. Any Christiansen
Mrs. Debbie DeBartola
Mr. and Mrs. Jean P. Dunn

Mr. Michael Howell
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Latimer
Mr. Jon Vaughn

Peeps Sponsors

Ms. Donna Briggs
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carney

Mrs. Amy R. Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Timmons