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      MICHAEL GERARD PUHARIC
                                                                                                                                                                                     PRESORTED STANDARD
      MEMORIAL FUND, INC. NEWSLETTER
      P.O. BOX 787, MATAWAN, NJ 07747
                                                                                                                                                                                          NON-PROFIT                                                                                                                                 Winter 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                        ORGANIZATION
                                                                                                                                                                                       U.S. POSTAGE PAID
                                                                                                                                                                                         RED BANK, NJ
                                                                                                                                                                                        PERMIT NO. 588


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MICHAEL GERARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PUHARIC MEMORIAL
              See Page 2 for Important Save the Date Information                                                                                                                                                    FUND, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NEWSLETTER




                                                                                                        MAILING LABEL GOES HERE WITH ALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
                                                                                                        THE RECEIVER’S INFORMATION                                                                                   Annual Spring Gala . . . . . . .2
                                                                                                        CITY, STATE, ZIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Night Down the Shore . . .3
                                                                                                        AND AN EXTRA LINE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2009 Gala Wins! . . . . . . . . .3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Peter Conte Cut-a-thon . .4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SGA Charity Choice . . . . .4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Spreading the Word . . . . .4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Memorable Photos . . . . . .5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     9th Annual Picnic . . . . . . . .6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Gonzalez Thanks . . . . . . . . .7
           www.michaelsfeat.org                                                                                                                                                                                      Rotary Club of Asbury Park .7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     St. Benedict’s . . . . . . . . . . . .7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NJYIP Golf Open . . . . . . . .8


      NJ Young Insurance Professionals
      Annual Golf Open Benefits Michael’s Feat                                                                                                                                                                       Save the Date
                                                                                                                                                                                    BOARD OF DIRECTORS                   Spring Gala
                                                                                                                                                                                    Greg L. Acquaviva, Esq.
                                                                                                                              New Jersey Young Insurance Professionals hosted its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DATE     Friday, March
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tom Cosentino
                                                                                                                              19th Annual Golf Open Monday, July 20, 2009 at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         26th
                                                                                                                                                                                    Nathaniel Holiday
                                                                                                                              FOX HOLLOW GOLF CLUB in Branchburg. More
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TIME     7:00PM -11:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                    Susan Hudome, MD
                                                                                                                              than 120 insurance professionals from across                                               PLACE    Battleground
                                                                                                                              the state met for golf and networking on the          Amy Krok                                      Country Club
                                                                                                                              picture-perfect summer day. Michael’s Feat was the    Karen Long, BSN, RNC                          Manalapan, NJ
                                                                                                                              recipient of the events “Mulligans” as well as a      Ann Merli                            •   Black Tie optional
                                                                                                                              GO FOR THE GREEN contest. A total of $1,345 was       Adam Puharic                         •   Live entertainment
                                                                                                                              presented to Adam Puharic for Michael’s Feat.         Dana Puharic                         •   Silent Auction
                                                                                                                                                                                    Alison Schrager                      •   Sponsorship
       L Tom Wilkens and Danielle Priori present Adam with
                                                                                                                              Special thanks to event co-chairs, Tom Wilkens,                                                opportunities available
                                                                                                                                                                                    Neven Puharic, CPA
                                                                                                                              Danielle Marie Priori & Beth Frederickson and to      TREASURER
       a $1,345 check for Michael’s Feat                                                                                                                                                                                 For more info log onto
                                                                                                                              golfer Kim Hanna, winner of “Go for the Green”                                            www.michaelsfeat.org

                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert F. Schillberg, Jr, Esq.
                                                                                                                              contest who donated back her winnings to Michael’s    ATTORNEY
                                      e                                                                                       Feat. See page 5 for additional photos.

                                                                                                                      AGAIN in 2010! Get back in the swing of it
                                                                                                                      with NJ YOUNG I NSURANCE P ROFESSIONALS on
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dear Michael’s Feat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Juliana is doing great!!!Winter 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The ROP of her eyes is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               completely gone. They rem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            oved her g-tube a few days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               after discharge from the hos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pital, and we just finished
                                                                                 Save the Date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               weaning her off 1 of her med


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GONZALEZ FAMILY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ications. She goes to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NOTES OF THANKS:                  doctor tomorrow so I’ll be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             able to give an updated



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THANKS BETSY AND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              weight soon, but currently
                                           This year marks the 10th
                                           Year of Michael’s Feat. There
                                                                                 Annual Spring Gala                                                                                      Hi Betsy,
                                                                                                                                                                                          We want to thank you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Michael’s Feat for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              birth). She’s doing so mu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             is 22” long (only 16” at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ch better now that she’s


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MICHAEL’S FEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              home. I have attached a
                                                                                                                                                                                          everything! The hot       el room, gift basket and                                                                                 picture that I took last
                                           is only one outcome we would          Michael’s Feat will hold its Annual Spring Gala on Friday, March                                                                                                                                            weekend...doesn’t she have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        e above and beyond our                                                                             the best smile!
                                                                                 26th 2010 at Battleground Country Club in Manalapan.                                                     Marathon’s gift card wer
                                           have wanted more than these                                                                                                                                                     ch to us that you would
                                                                                                                                                                                          expectations. It means so mu                                                                       It seems so unreal now tha
                                           past ten years, and that is hav-                                                                                                                                              this tough time. We were                                                                          t the hospital part of it is
                                                                                 In a tribute to all of the individuals who have cared for the newborns                                   other us such help during                                                                         over, but I know when we wer
                                           ing our son Michael with us                                                                                                                                                       time with Juliana. It’s                                                                          e going through it we felt
                                                                                 that have followed Baby Michael,                                                                          able to spend much needed                                of                                      so alone ~ especially whe
             today. Instead, through Michael’s Feat, our little boy’s spirit                                                                                                               rare that we are able to   spend more than a couple                                              Jefferson Hospital in Phi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         n we were transferred to
                                                                                 this year’s Gala Honorees will be                                                                                                            these pas  t weekend was                                                                     ladelphia. I think the
             is as strong today as it was the day he was born.                   the Nurses from the Neonatal                                                                              hours at a time with her, but                 bathtime and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           experience would have bee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         n so much easier for us if
                                                                                                                                                                                           differen t. I was finally there for                                                             we had someone to talk to
             Michael’s Feat has developed from something deep within             Intensive Care Units (NICU)
                                                                                                                                                                                            although it’s was just    a sponge bath, it was still                                          know I kept Betsy on the pho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        that had been through it. I
                                                                                 at JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                  do with her. And for the                                                                      ne a long time just asking
             our hearts to a respected organization that has been able                                                                                                                      something that I was able to                                                                   questions, but before Juliana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the opportunity to breast-                                                                     ’s NICU experience I was
             connect with so many families over the years. When I take a         MEDICAL CENTER and                                                                                         first time they offered me                                                                    clueless about the NICU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             she amazed me by how                                                                       and what many of those
             moment to look back over everything that Michael’s Feat has         MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER.                                                                                   feed her ... and as always                                                                    families were going through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           it like she had been doing                                                                     . I still tear up thinking
             accomplished since it’s inception, I am humbled and proud at        The NICU at Monmouth                                                                                        smart she is ... she took to                                                                 about how overwhelming
                                                                                                                                                                                             it for months. We were   able to speak with the doctors                                                                     and scary it all was. I
                                                                                 Medical Center was where                                                                                                                                                                                know that our journey and
             the same time. From the very first overnight bag delivery to                                                                                                                                                       ut her care and after a                                                                      Juliana’s recovery isn’t
                                                                                                                                                In the children
                                                                                                                                                                 ’s story,
                                                                                                                                                                                             and the nurses in length abo                                                                over, but she’s home in a
                                                                                 Baby Michael was born and                                                                                                                     lly did her MRI Sunday
                                                                                                                                      Hope for the
             the opening of the Michael’s Feat Resource Room, we have                                                            struggle with
                                                                                                                                                     Flowers, you
                                                                                                                                                challenges and
                                                                                                                                                                    ng caterpillars
                                                                                                                                                                   crises in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              week and two days they fina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        loving environment and
                                                                                                                                    of transformin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         each day gets a little better.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              just be there for her and
                                                                                                                                                    g into beautif               hopes

             never lost sight of our mission to let families know that they      cared for before he was                           Our hope is
                                                                                                                                                                    ul butterflies.

                                                                                                                                                                                              morning. It was so nice to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            would have been possible
                                                                                                                                                 that all of the
                                                                                                                               we have the                        “little flowers”

             are not alone on their journey. When needed, we have been           brought home by his parents.                                pleasure of
                                                                                                                                      show their prec
                                                                                                                                                         helping will
                                                                                                                                                                          bloom and
                                                                                                                                                                                              cuddle her. None of that                                                                  We can’t thank Betsy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Michael’s Feat for all that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            don’t know if we can ever
                                                                                                                                                      ious beauty
                                                                                                                                                                     within.

             able to raise funds to purchase medical equipment for both          Michael’s Feat is thrilled to                                                                                without your generosity. I                                                                you have done for us!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 t you’ve done!
             hospital and home use. We are thankful that through these           honor these amazing caregivers                                                                               thank you enough for all tha                                                              Thank you from the bottom
                                                                                 as it celebrates its tenth year                                                                                                          ing!                                                                                       of our hearts!
             donations we can directly aid in the healing process. It is so                                                                                                                   Thank you again for everyth                                                               The Gonzalez Family, April,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ben, Gabriella & Juliana
             gratifying to know that when a family comes to us with a            helping families with seriously                                                                              April, Ben , Gabriella & Juliana
             request, Michael’s Feat has the ability to say “yes” and in turn    ill newborns.


                                                                                                                                                                                         St. Benedict’s Advent Project & Much, Much More
             hopefully ease some of their pain.                                  Guests of the 2010 Annual Spring
             None of this would have been possible without you. You’ve           Gala will enjoy Hors d’ Oeuvres, Dinner and Open Bar
             given your money, your time, your talents and your heart            while they bid on Silent Auction items and try their luck on the
             ~ for this we are grateful beyond words.                            ‘Tricky Tray’ prizes. Live music, champagne toast and decadent desserts
                                                                                 by Flakey Tart will round out this milestone celebration.                                               Each year Holmdel’s St. Benedict’s School                                   created by the ST. BENEDICT
             Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve. In the                                                                                                                  chooses a local charity to be it’s recipient for their                      BUILDERS CLUB under the super-
             next ten years of Michael’s Feat, with your help, we can make       For more information, to buy tickets or to sponsor the event, please                                    Advent project. This year Michael’s Feat was their                          vision of Mrs. Delgado, to gather
             sure not a single seriously ill newborn or their family here in     visit our website. Tickets are $100 a person, or $900 for a table of                                    beneficiary.                                                                coin donations during the lunch
             Monmouth and Ocean Counties struggles alone. Together, we           10. Send a note to rsvp@michaelsfeat.org to inquire about special                                                                                                                   periods as well as during drop off
             will be with them through their darkest hours and hopefully         pricing for Michael’s Feat families and NICU nurses.                                                    St. Benedict’s PTA President, Lynda Baron                                   and pick up times.


                                                                                 Pre-Gala Luncheon of Thanks
             in their happier reunions.                                                                                                                                                  along with full support from Reverend Daniel
                                                                                                                                                                                         Swift and Principal Mary Ellen Lilly chose                                  Mrs. Mertz, St. Benedict’s art
                                                 Dana and Adam Puharic                                                                                                                   Michael’s Feat because of it’s dedication and com-                          teacher helped the children create
                                                                                                                                                                                         mitment to helping seriously ill-newborns. “It’s children helping           beautiful butterfly ornaments to
                                                                                 Nurses in the NICU at JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER                                            children, what a wonderful lesson for them to learn” stated Lynda.          be hung on the Christmas tree at
                                                                                 and MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER were honored at luncheons                                                                                                                               the Family Resource Room at
                                                                                 hosted by Michael’s Feat on January 22nd & 23rd. As a token of                                                                                                                      MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER. The butterflies were to reflect the
                                                                                 thanks for their service to Michael’s Feat, each nurses was given a custom                                                                                                          mural in the resource room depicting butterflies to honor the
                                                                                 made Michael’s Feat pin to wear and personal thank you card from the                                                                                                                babies who have been treated at the NICU.
                                                                                 charity.                                                                                                                                                                            In addition, all the teachers worked with their individual classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     creating hand-made Christmas cards to show the families someone
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Advent Committee, together with the entire school worked on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     was praying for them at Christmas.
                                                                                                                                                                                         various fundraising projects throughout the Advent Season. One
                                                                                                                                                                                         week sets of footprints along with the children’s footprint prayer          Finally, the families of St. Benedict school collected and donated
                                                                                                                                                                                         were sold to the students and after the weekend masses. The foot-           hundreds of items to be used in the “Overnight Bags” program. A
                                                                                                                                                                                         prints were prominently displayed throughout the halls leading to           presentation was made along with a monetary donation of
                                                                                                                                                                                         the entrance of the church. The children also created / illustrated         $3,425.00 to the MICHAEL’S FEAT FOUNDATION at the School
                                                                                                                                                                                         note cards which were then professionally printed and sold.                 Mass on December 22. 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                         There was a change chute along with a bulls-eye for a coin toss


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Winter 2010



      Michael’s Feat Benefits                                                     SGA’s Charity of Choice                                                      MEMORABLE PHOTOS




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coryn Thalmann and Beth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Frederickson at the NJYIP
      from Cut-a-thon                                                                                     Monmouth University’s Student Government
                                                                                                          Association (SGA) will once again be hosting         M Foursome: Michael S.,Adam, Michael L. and Jeff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   19th Annual Golf Open at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fox Hollow Golf Club in
                                                                                                          an auction to benefit Michael's Feat.                                                                                                                    Branchburg, NJ
      On Sunday, October 11, 2009, PETER CONTE SALON AND SPA held
      its 2ND ANNUAL Michael’s Feat CUT-A-THON, raising over $1,200 for                                         March 19, 2010 • 7:00pm
      this local charity which helps families caring for seriously ill newborns                           Monmouth University • Blue & White Club
      in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Two year total of over $3,700.                                             Appetizers will be served
                                    100% of the proceeds were donated             Students, teachers and neighbors will battle it out with the hopes of
                                    to Michael’s Feat. Dozens attended the        bringing home their desired items.
                                    event and walked away with fresh cuts,
                                    courtesy of the stylists who generously                           Items to be auctioned off include:
                                    donated their time to this worthwhile         • Miles Austin Jersey • Salon products            • Movie tickets                                                                                                                                             L One of the many foursomes




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adam with
                                    fundraiser.                                                         • Gift baskets              • Theatre tickets                                                                                   Kim Hanna who                                           who entered the “Go for Green”
                                                                                  • Restaurant Gift                                                                                                                                          donated her                                        contest benefitting Michael’s Feat
                                 Roger Peter, Co-owner, said, “I under-             Certificates        • Books                     • Sports tickets                                                                                  “Go for the Green”
                                 stand the need for organizations such as                                                                                                                                                               Contest winnings
                                 Michael’s Feat that assist families who          Michael’s Feat is humbled to be the recipient of the proceeds from                                                                                   to Michael’s Feat
                                 have seriously ill children. For the first       this event for the 8th year in a row. “Year after year, the students
                                 2 years of my granddaughter’s life,              amaze me with their ability to get so many items donated and




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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Picnic Volunteers,Taylor, Gabrielle and Amanda
                                 MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER served                   organize such a successful event. We are so thankful to the members                                             handing out free Sponsor t-shirts with admission
      as her second home. My family received tremendous support in                of the SGA and the student body as a whole.” For more information
      many ways from the community during this very difficult time and            on how you can attend this event, please check out the Michael’s Feat                                                                                                                                         M Stay tuned for launch of
      I am happy to give back to help others facing similar challenges.”          website. www.michaelsfeat.org                                                                                                                                                                                 new web page “look & feel”

      Peter added, “My partner, Jennifer
      Conte, and I are proud to sponsor the
      Cut-a-thon and have decided to make
      this an Annual Event. We were very
      pleased with this year’s turnout over
                                                                                  Generously Spreading
      the holiday weekend and look forward
      to making the third year the best yet,                                      the Word
      especially since it will be part of the 10
      Year Celebration of Michael’s Feat.”                                        Colin Farrell (#7), a first grader,                                                                             L Alison Schrager and Jen Caputo with Bayada Nurses
                                                                                  along with all his buddies plays                                                                                who collected and donated presents to go under the
       PETER CONTE SALON            AND    SPA                                    basketball on a CYO TEAM at                                                                                     Monmouth Medical Center Christmas tree
          128 Main Street, Matawan, NJ                                            St. Joe’s Parish in Keyport.
              www.peterconte.com
                                                                                  His father, Joseph Farrell is the
                                                                                  coach and sponsor of the team.
                                                                                                                                                          L Bayada Nurses serving
                                                                                  In most instances a business is




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Walter Mayer Catering
                                                                                  represented on the back of the                                          Italian Ice at Annual Picnic
                                                                                  Team’s T-shirt, advertising the




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                                                                                  sponsor. Rather than his own                                            Picnic Volunteers, Angela
                                                                                  company’s name, Joe felt it                                              and Alexis working one
                                                                                                                                                          of the ‘bounce” activities
                                                                                  m o re b e n e f i c i a l t o p o s t
                                                                                  MichaelsFeat.org on the back,
                                                                                  helping raise awareness for the
                                                                                  foundation. Joe became familiar




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                                                                                  with Michael’s Feat four years ago                                                                                      Troop 66 Boy Scouts ~ Ian,
                                                                                  while attending the Annual Gala.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thomas, John, Patrick, Devon &                                                           L Festive cake created and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Evan volunteer at Picnic
                                                                                  He states “once you see what                                                                                                                                                                                  donated by Jaime Barrett
                                                                                  incredible work they do, you just




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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Picnic registration table
                                                                                  want to help spread the word in
                                                                                  any way.”

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Winter 2010



      9th Annual Family Picnic                                                                                                                                      Night Down the Shore
                                                                                                                                                                    Different location ... same great time! This year’s NIGHT DOWN THE
      Michael’s Feat hosted its 9th Annual Family Picnic on Saturday,                                                                                               SHORE was held at Sunsets in Neptune on September 19th, 2009.
      July 25th the YMCA’s Camp Arrowhead in Marlboro. The picnic                                                                                                   Guests enjoyed a delicious food, great music and a beautiful sunset.
      was a great day for family fun. Some guests stayed refreshed in the                                                                                           “We couldn’t have picked a better day. The setting was just fabu-
      swimming pool, while others busied themselves with Lu Lu the                                                                                                  lous”, said Amy Krok, Vice Chair. Guests tried their luck at the
      clown, arts and crafts tables, face painting, novelty games and                                                                                               Tricky Tray Raffle hoping to win some great prizes including :
      inflatable rides. BBQ fare, beverages, bottomless Italian Ice and even a
                                                                                                                                                                    • Restaurant Gifts Certificates    • Beach Cruiser Bike
      sheet cake to honor of Michael’s birthday kept all the supporters                                                                                             • Book Baskets                       (the most coveted prize
      satisfied. One of the highlights of the day for the adults was the                 L RN, Karen Long                                                           • Coach Pocketbooks                  of the evening)
      Super 50/50 Raffle; Dr. Susan Hudome was the lucky winner.                         holding Carissa with
                                                                                         Mom, Stacey                                                                This event is always a hit because is provides a casual night for
                                       Each year, Michael’s Feat honors a                                                                                           Michael’s Feat Moms and Dads, sponsors and loyal supporters to enjoy
                                       family with the H EATHER ROSE                                                                                                each others company and spend one more night ‘down the shore’
                                       TRIBUTE TO COURAGE AWARD, pre-                                                                                               before the cooler weather sets in.
                                       sented to family who has shown                                                                                               Special thanks to our sponsors for the evening: K. Hovnanian
                                       strength and grace in caring for a seri-                                                                                     Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
                                       ously ill child. Belmar residents Tracy                                                                                      Pediatrix Medical Group, Monmouth Medical Center and
                                       and James Bean were honored at this                                                                                          Monmouth Medical Foundation, Jaime Barrett provided the


                                                                                                                                                                    Where will
                                       year’s gathering. The Bean family                                                                                            evening’s desserts
                                       first learned of Michael’s Feat when              L RNs,Velma and Pat


                                                                                                                                                                    we end the
                                       their son AJ was in the NICU at


                                                                                                                                                                    summer of
                                       JERSEY SHORE MEDICAL CENTER.


                                                                                                                                                                    2010?
                                       “They were kind enough to supply
                                       us with a canvas overnight bag
                        Bean Family                           ,
                                       (which we still use!)” mother Tracy
                                       explains. “AJ was born a 24-weeker                                                                                           Stay tuned for more
      by emergency c-section. Upon birth, he was not breathing and did not                                                                                          information!
      have a heartbeat. After 8 long minutes, the incredible doctors were

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      able to start his heart, and subsequently intubated him. Due to the


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      lack of oxygen for at least 8 minutes he was brain damaged. As a
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      result, he has Athetoid Cerebral Palsy with hypotonia, what doctors

                                                                                                                Save the Dates                                                                                            2009 Spring Gala
      believe to be severe mental retardation, and is severely hard of
      hearing and wears hearing aids.”
      During AJ’s stay in the NICU, he
      was placed in a Giraffe Isolette                                                                             DINE OUT for Michael’s Feat                                                                             Wins & Thanks
      which had been donated to the                                                                                Thurs., April 8TH - Sun., April 11TH




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      hospital by Michael’s Feat. This                                                                                                                                                                                      The Foy Family UPGRADED their
                                                                                                                    Chili’s of Eatontown will donate a                                                                      16” x 20” Steven Kramer Studio
      specialized bed helped AJ thrive                                                                            percentage of sales to Michael’s Feat.                                                                    Session “win” ~ and now show-
      and meant so much to his parents                                                                                                                                                                                      case this stunning Masterpiece
                                                                                                                 Visit www.michaelsfeat.org for the flyer
      Tracy and James. Michael’s Feat                                                                                                                                                                                       over their Fireplace
      continued to help the Beans as AJ
      has progressed into his second year. “In 2009 Michael’s Feat purchased                                     The Rotary Club of Asbury Park                                                               Kristin, Jeff, Aimee, & Jaclyn




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      ankle-foot orthotics (AFO’s) because AJ just began to bear some weight                                     7th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner                                                               enjoyed a wonderful day in
      on his feet, but his feet turn in and his ankles are extremely weak”, says                                                                                                                              Philly, including an amazing
                                                                                                                       Friday, May 21, 2010                                                                   Chef ’s Sampling donated by
      Tracy. “Because of the constant therapies he requires 5 different types of
      equipment and insurance will only cover a certain amount, so MGP                                              Deal Golf and Country Club                                                                Jack’s Firehouse located at
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2130 Fairmount Avenue
      (Michael’s Feat) stepped in to assist.” Each guest left outfitted with a T-shirt                           All proceeds to be donated to Michael’s Feat and




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      with this years sponsors (photo shown upper right). The success of the annu-                               earmarked for new medical equipment for the                                                  THANK YOU to Paycheck’s
      al event is due on large part to the contributions to our Sponsors. These                                  Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s NICU                                                Captain Dan ~ Jeff, Freddie,
      local businesses provide not only excellent service to their customers, but                                    www.asburyparkrotary.org                                                                 Roland, David, Keith and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eugene enjoyed a 8-hour
      also take an active role in helping their community. See you July 31, 2010!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Private Charter, August ‘09

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