In 1997, CJ Hoffman suffered a massive bilateral stroke at only two weeks of age. On November 29, 2012 he lost his battle with Pneumonia. He was 15.
Since 1997 his mother, Rae Hoffman, has worked tirelessly to promote awareness that childhood stroke is indeed a problem, and as such, should have funding devoted to it to help prevention.
She has helped to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA) because the AHA works to not only increase awareness and prevention of heart disease and stroke but also works to improve the lives, rehabilitation and emotional support of those affected by them.
Rae was supposed to be speaking at our conference in Tampa this week but instead is burying her son. I told her that we wanted to help in CJ's honor.
Let's show our support and honor CJ by raising money for the American Heart Association in his name and let Rae know that she and CJ are on our minds and in our hearts.
Please help if you can.
How Will The Money Help?
Every cent of the money raised will be given to the non-profit American Heart Association in CJ Hoffman's honor. Here's why in Rae's own words:
"I support the AHA specifically because the bulk of their money goes to actually help solve the problem and not to paying for paperclips. Additionally, they were one of the first national organizations to begin recognizing childhood stroke and putting money towards research and education surrounding it."
The American Heart Association is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
How Else Can I Help?
Help spread the word in any way you can.
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