ALGSA Holiday Giving Tree Gift Adoption Program 2022

About ALGSA Holiday Giving Tree Gift Adoption Program 2022

During the months of November and December, the ALGSA Holiday Giving Tree Family Gift Adoption program provides gifts to Alagille Syndrome families around the world during the holiday season - the giving season. Holiday gifts such as toys, clothing and special needs items can cause extra strain on family budgets this time of year. Through our program, gift givers may select a family in need to "adopt" during the holiday season.

Below you will find information about the participating families in this year's Holiday Giving Tree Family Gift Adoption program including ages and interests. 

Date

Starts at:  November 1, 2022 12:00 AM
Ends at:  December 31, 2022 12:00 AM

Location

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Contact

Cher Bork
901-286-8869
alagille@alagille.org

Holiday Giving Tree Family Gift Adoption

The Families: 

Gift Givers may donate any amount to be used for a family listed below. Please indicate which family you would like to adopt on your donation form. A gift of $250 adopts a family. That entire amount is dedicated to purchasing gifts and does not include other expenses like tax and shipping. Please consider adding an additional amount to your gift ($10, $20, or more) to help the ALGSA purchase wrapping paper for families, offset shipping and tax expenses, and cover administrative costs. Thank you for your support of this program!

Family information coming soon! Family information will be added through November 20th! 

Family A: Family A has been adopted!

Family B: Family B has beed adopted!

Family C: Family C has been adopted!

Family D: Family D has been adopted!

Family E: Family E lives in Iowa and has three kids, ages 8, 14, and 17. These kids love make up and perfume, hair tools, drawing markers, and Nike! "This program is amazing and has helped us before. I can’t work due to health problems and frequent hospital stays for my son."

Family F: Family F has been adopted!

Family G: Family G lives in Minnesota and has two kids, ages 14 and 19. They would love warm clothes and socks, jeans, pajamas, and cooking utensils. "This year I was able to take my family on a vacation but in doing so, I explained to my children that it replaces Christmas gifts this year. Although they were excited and grateful for the trip I would like to still have SOMETHING under the tree for them this year to open if possible. Thank you."

Family H: Family H has been adopted!

Family I: Family I has been adopted!

Family J: Family J has beed adopted! 

Family K: Family K has been adopted!

Family L: Family L has been adopted!

Family M: Family M has been adopted!

Family N: Family N has been adopted!

Family O: Family O has been adopted!

Family P: Family P has been adopted!

Family Q: Family Q lives in Colombia and has two kids, ages 7 and 10. They would love school supplies, a new bike, and baby dolls. "We would like to be included in the program because we do not have the resources to give our daughters a gift since Christmas is a symbol of joy and happiness for the children, and in advance thank you very much for this beautiful work that you do."

Family R: Family R has been adopted!

Family S: Family S has been adopted!

Family T: Family T has been adopted!

Family U: Family U lives in Florida and has three kids, ages 6, 9, and 10. They love Squishmallows, Spidey, Hot Wheels, and learn to draw books. "I have 3 children, 10, 9 and 6. My youngest has Alagille syndrome and received a liver transplant. We have spent the last couple of months in and out of the hospital because of health concerns making money tight this holiday season. We have benefited from this program before and are so grateful for the Alagille Alliance and everyone involved!"

Family V: Family V has been adopted!

Family W: Family W has been adopted!

Family X: Family X lives in Bolivia and has one child, age 10. The family would like a desk and desk chair for their daughter so she can study comfortably at home. They would also love kitchen products like an air fryer to help them make healthier food for their daughter and themselves. 

Family Y: Family Y lives in Alabama and has two kids, ages 4 and 10. They love Hot Wheels and Buzz Lightyear, and arts and craft supplies like foam, fur, and sculpting clay. "This is [my son's] first year post transplant. He spent Christmas last year away from all our family except for myself and we were in the hospital while he recovered from his transplant. It’s been a rough year, for him and the entire family. [My kids} deserve a fun Christmas together with family."

Family Z: Family Z has been adopted!

Family AA: Family AA has been adopted!

Family BB: Family BB has beed adopted!

Family CC: Family CC has been adopted!

Family DD: Family DD lives in South Carolina and has two kids, ages 5 months and 4 years old. They love Paw Patrol, Octonauts, stickers, and plush, sensory, and learning toys. "[Our ALGS son] spent the first 2 weeks of his life in the hospital and has already had 1 liver surgery. He was diagnosed with ALGS at the end of September. ALGS is affecting his liver, heart, and skin. [He] has 3 to 4 doctors appointments a month, PT, OT, & EI weekly, which makes it hard for both parents to work full time. Also takes 6 medications a day, which is very costly."

Family EE: Family EE lives in Alabama and has two kids, ages 2 and 3. They would love balance bikes, magnetic puzzles, musical instrument sets, and superhero toys. "We came to the US 6 months ago. We are from Ecuador. It has been hard times to start from zero. But we are filled of hope because [our son] is now in treatment for Alagille and he is responding good. Our children are our priority."

Family FF: Family FF has been adopted!

Family GG: Family GG has been adopted!

Family HH: Family HH lives in Maryland and has two kids, ages 7 months and 9 years old. They would love Nerf toys and headphones, an activity chair and baby walker. "For the past 7 months my family has been separated due to having a sick PCICU (pediatric cardiac ICU) newborn and traveling to a different state for open heart surgery and possibly now waiting to see if baby needs a liver transplant due to ALGSA disease. My family needs all the help we can possibly get as we fight this disease."

Family II: Family II has been adopted!

Family JJ: Family JJ has been adopted!

Family KK: Family KK has been adopted!

Family LL: Family LL has been adopted!

Family MM: Family MM has been adopted!

Family NN: Family NN has been adopted!

Family OO: Family OO lives in Oregon and has four kids, ages 5, 7, 10, and 16. Princesses and Barbies, Minecraft, chameleons, and science kits. "Been a hard year, we've all gotten covid twice...along with every virus that has popped up. [Our ALGS son] has been having lower oxygen levels and keeping us on our toes worrying about him." 

Family PP: Family PP lives in Colombia and has two kids, ages 6 and 15. They love computer games, kitchen toys, and nursing toys. "My husband is away to join our military. His full salary does not start until he finishes his courses and is transferred. I do not work. I am in charge of my children's care. I would like to be able to offer my children a memorable Christmas and to be able to provide some nice gifts since it has been four years and I have not been able to. Thank you very much."

Family QQ: Family QQ has been adopted!

Family RR: Family RR has been adopted

Family SS: Family SS has been adopted!

Family TT: Family TT has been adopted!

Family UU: Family UU has been adopted!