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11/15/14 SAT-Fight 4 Chris-Glen Ellyn/60137

Postby gazmosis » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:59 pm

Back in August of 2014, the Midwest Garrison was introduced to Chris Ellis. Chris is a 4 year old Star Wars fan. It broke out hearts to hear that he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma which is a type of nervous system cancer. Our troopers rallied together on very short notice to visit him in the hospital during one of his recovery times following treatment.
His family had never left his side. If the stress of this dear little boy isn't enough, there also came a terrific cost associated with making this little fighter well. The family joined together and the MWG was contacted by Michelle Fortuna. A huge fundraiser was being organized and MWG member were asked to participate to honor little Chris's love of Star Wars!! ImageThis was held at the Abbington Banquet Hall in Glen Ellyn, Il.Image T-shirts were being sold,Image as well as a ton of donated items were part of a silent auction all to help out Chris and his family.Image
Troopers guarded the doorsImageand there were several unruly people that needed to be "taken into custody"ImageImageImage
After order was restored, troopers and one hairy beast mingled with well wishersImageIt was a fantastic evening! Image
The hungry troops were rewarded with a great dinner afterwards. Image
Although a dollar amount was never revealed to us, we know every little bit helps. It was an honor to be invited to support such a loving family of an incredible and brave little boy. ROCK ON, Chris!!!!

Attending troopers:
Pat Klehr DZ 10040 Chewbacca
Paul Machnick BH 11222 Boba Fett
Beans TK 4541 Stormtrooper
Rich Markle SL 1781 Darth Vader
Steve Mammen TK 7345 Stormtrooper
Steve Gaza TK4034 Support/photographer
Also notable attendees:
Josiah Batey
Conor Markle
Austin Smitka
Rowan Machnick
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Re: 11/15/14 SAT-Fight 4 Chris-Glen Ellyn/60137

Postby Schph Gochi » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:03 pm

nicely done....
VERY nicely done...
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Re: 11/15/14 SAT-Fight 4 Chris-Glen Ellyn/60137

Postby Runnin'6712 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:43 am

ToD updated. Wow! What an awesome job! :thumbs:
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