Sunday, August 24, 2008

Basketball Tournament for Lia

Hello Everyone,

Please take a look at this flyer and website. As many of you know our dear friends Corey & Lisa Stone recently gave birth to their precious daughter, Lia. A few months into the pregnancy the family found out Little Lia would be in for a long road after birth. Lia was diagnosed with two major heart defects, known as Tricuspid Atresia and Transposition of the Great Vessels.

Lia would need to undergo emergency surgery days after she was born in order to correct the issues with her heart. In attempt to finalize the medical attention that she will need, the surgery will be followed months later by another surgery and then another when she is two to three years old.

Though the news took the family by shock, the Stones have done their best to count their blessings, knowing that the doctors and surgeons have given them every reason to be hopeful.

Lia is home with her mommy, daddy, and two older brothers. She is doing very well.

In an attempt to help the family cover the cost of the surgeries, and medical attention needed, Richland College will play host to the "Hoops for the Heart" 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The family has asked for my assistance in getting the word out for this event. Please feel free to visit the website:, or print out the attached flyer and give to anyone you think may be interested. This 3 on 3 tournament is strictly for fund-raising purposes and all proceeds will go to the Stone Family and the medical attention of Little Lia Stone. HURRY as the deadline is nearing for registration of the event!! There are lots of ways you can choose to participate in the event: sponsor a team, make a donation or volunteer your time!

Thank you for your time and support. As many of you personally know the Stones, you can understand the blessing they have received in Little Lia.

Thank You,
Stacey Losher