Memory of the Month

Memory of the Month

One of things we have learned at Baking Memories 4 Kids is that the little moments, the moments that most people overlook and often take for granted, make the biggest impact on our Cookie Kids and their families. Because of the generosity of our supporters, we have been able to give parents the opportunity to see their children do things and experience life in ways they only could have imagined. In these special moments we have seen parents, overcome with emotion, watch their children’s hearts soar giving them voices to sing and wings to fly. For these families, the memories we have helped to create will last a lifetime and we would like to share a few of them with you.

September

The Biviano’s at the Ballpark

On September 19 th , Frank, with the help of NY Yankees’ pitcher Adam Warren, surprised Billy Biviano and his brothers with a trip of a lifetime. Billy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor back in November of 2012. Since then he has undergone many months of grueling chemotherapy and countless procedures to slow and hopefully, ultimately stop the progress of his cancer. This was the 3 rd year in a row that the NY Yankees opened up the doors of Yankee Stadium to allow Baking Memories 4 Kids to provide a local fan the opportunity to experience an unforgettable surprise. Billy has one more year of scheduled treatments and then he is off to Orlando, Florida with his family in what we pray will be a cancer free celebration.

The Biviano’s at the Ballpark

On September 19 th , Frank, with the help of NY Yankees’ pitcher Adam Warren, surprised Billy Biviano and his brothers with a trip of a lifetime. Billy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor back in November of 2012. Since then he has undergone many months of grueling chemotherapy and countless procedures to slow and hopefully, ultimately stop the progress of his cancer. This was the 3 rd year in a row that the NY Yankees opened up the doors of Yankee Stadium to allow Baking Memories 4 Kids to provide a local fan the opportunity to experience an unforgettable surprise. Billy has one more year of scheduled treatments and then he is off to Orlando, Florida with his family in what we pray will be a cancer free celebration.

August

St Louis Surprise

On August 8th – Frank flew into St Louis, MO to surprise a local Cookie Kid with ties to the Baking Memories 4 Kids family. As a testament to the impact BM4K has on the lives children and their families, often our trip recipients will nominate other families who they recognize as in need of some special memories. Justin Van Schaik, one of our previous Cookie Dads went one step further for his friend and co-worker. He arranged for their company, World Wide Technologies, to sponsor a happy hour fundraiser at the O’Fallon Brewery as a way to host Baking Memories 4 Kids’ amazing surprise.

Arie Oler, due to a virus contracted before she was born, has CP, a condition that affects the brain’s control of muscle function. Because of which, Arie requires a wheelchair and cannot communicate verbally. But without a doubt, she loves princesses and thanks to our Memory Makers’ support, Baking Memories 4 Kids will be introducing Arie. big brother Austin and baby sister Addison to a few this fall.

St Louis Surprise

On August 8th – Frank flew into St Louis, MO to surprise a local Cookie Kid with ties to the Baking Memories 4 Kids family. As a testament to the impact BM4K has on the lives children and their families, often our trip recipients will nominate other families who they recognize as in need of some special memories. Justin Van Schaik, one of our previous Cookie Dads went one step further for his friend and co-worker. He arranged for their company, World Wide Technologies, to sponsor a happy hour fundraiser at the O’Fallon Brewery as a way to host Baking Memories 4 Kids’ amazing surprise.

Arie Oler, due to a virus contracted before she was born, has CP, a condition that affects the brain’s control of muscle function. Because of which, Arie requires a wheelchair and cannot communicate verbally. But without a doubt, she loves princesses and thanks to our Memory Makers’ support, Baking Memories 4 Kids will be introducing Arie. big brother Austin and baby sister Addison to a few this fall.