Jim Sigel Automotive and Gladiola High School Team Up to Help Local Family

Jim Sigel Automotive joins Sparrow Clubs to help raise money for local family in need of medical treatment.

Grants Pass, OR, March 15, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A local dealership, Jim Sigel Automotive, has joined forces with Gates Home Furnishing and Gladiola High School to sponsor and raise money for a local family in serious need of financial assistance for medical treatment.

The program is hosted by Sparrow Clubs USA in Southern Oregon, and provides financial and emotional support for critically ill children and their families. The club’s main goal is to empower kids to help other children by completing charitable services in the community and being supported by local companies.

In this case, Gladiola High School has “adopted” a Sparrow Club child named Paisley M., and Jim Sigel Automotive and Gates Home Furnishing will provide the finances for the high school students to collect from for completed hours worked in the community.

Paisley is only nine months old, and is a happy and physically normal baby girl. But when she was four months old, doctors discovered a tumor growing inside her liver. Paisley underwent biopsy surgery, which was then followed by two additional surgeries when the cantaloupe size tumor was finally removed. Unfortunately, this left only 27% of her liver. In addition, Paisley required eight blood transfusions, and her family was soon informed that the biopsy had tested positive for cancer.

The other half of this family’s story is that Paisley’s mother, Chelsey, is also fighting her own battle of cancer; brain cancer. Chelsey underwent brain surgery when she was seven months pregnant with Paisley. Doctors were able to remove 80% of the tumor, but she has had to go through 37 radiation treatments and now will receive chemotherapy for two to four years.

With the two of them needing specialized care, they both have to travel to Portland every three months for appointments. Between doctor appointments, surgeries, chemotherapy and now travel, Chesley and Paisley have a long road ahead of them.

Gladiola High School and Jim Sigel Automotive in Grants Pass, is very excited to have the opportunity to sponsor and adopt Paisley and her mother. The students will raise money through fundraising, which will help cover travel expenses and other financials the family needs during this difficult time.

To learn more about Sparrow Clubs and Paisley’s story, visit http://www.sparrowclubs.org. To speak with someone from Jim Sigel Automotive, or to learn more about the dealership, visit http://jimsigel.com.
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