McDowell County Comission
West Virginia
As you are aware, childhood illnesses and disorders are serious problems that affects the lives of numerous kids in
our community and around the world. The Stop the Hurt & The Care A lot Foundation has teamed up with the Pull 4
Hope Campaign and I am writing you to ask for your support.

Leukemia, Rett Syndrome, and Microcephaly are 3 illnesses that we have found that have hit close to home.

Leukemia is cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow and causes large numbers of
blood cells to be produced and enter the bloodstream.

Rett syndrome is a rare genetic disord er that affects the way the brain develops.

Microcephaly is an abnormally small head due to failure of brain growth.

Won’t you please make a contribution to the Pull 4 Hope Campaign? Our goal is to help these children:

6 year old
Gabe Lester, (diagnosed with Leukemia), 3 year old Maddie (has Rett Syndrome), & 3 year old Matthew Short,
(who has Microcephaly) fight thru there illnesses with love, hope & monetary donations.

We have scheduled a “Pull 4 Hope” April 28th, 2012. “Strong Men” of McDowell County along with “Strong Men”
of Tampa Florida & Detroit will pull a school bus from Welch Post Office to Trinity Church at 12:00 p.m. You may
sponsor an athlete for $20 or make a monetary donation of your choice. Click the link below for the sponsor table.

This is a non-profit organization & 100% of all proceeds will go to these children & their families. Any amount that
you are able to share will help us help them with their medical needs.


Kathy Coleman (with the Care A lot Foundation)
PO Box 571 Panther, WV 24872
Tasha Dotson(with Stop the Hurt)
601 Belcher Mtn Road Welch, WV 24801