Step Up To The Plate for Eric
 
Eric Gosnell-Garcia is a 9 year old boy. He has been suffering from an unknown disease for the last month. Just this week, an intestinal parasite was found, which has caused his body to shut down.
 
After getting down to Duke, Eric's prognosis has changed for the better. He will be undergoing dialysis and chemo to fight the parasite. His doctors gave Melinda, his mom, a 66% chance for success. There's still a long way to go, but it's looking better...
 
UPDATE 8/8: Eric is doing better. Doctors have determined that he contracted a virus, which sparked his immune system into overdrive, revealing an autoimmune disease that Eric was born with. Doctors are working hard to stabilize and treat Eric. Please continue praying!
 
How can you help?
 
First, pray for Eric and Melinda as they travel to Durham and undergo treatment.
 
Second, donate as you feel led. Melinda has lost her job caring for her son, the medical bills are mounting, and the family is facing financial crisis. Donations may be made online through this website or you may mail your donation. Please make checks payable to Melinda Gosnell and mail to:
 
P.O. Box 288
Swannanoa, NC ?28778
 
Third, gather your team for a co-ed benefit softball tournament.
The tournament is August 16-17, 2013 at Brock Park in Black Mountain, NC
$200 entry fee per team
Any bat (except Senior League) and any 44 core ball may be used.
5 homeruns allowed - you can buy more: 3 for $10
Homerun derby on Saturday - $10 entry fee
50/50 raffle - $2 per ticket or 3 for $5
 
To register, contact Chrissy Smith
Email: mrssmitty2@gmail.com
Call or text: 828-545-3692
 
 
THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET SIGNED UP FOR SOFTBALL!
 
We can put teams on the brackets up until 5 Friday evening, so come on down to Brock Park, or call with your info. Want to play, but don't have a team? No problem - bring your $20 per player entry fee and we'll match you up with a team that needs players, or we'll build a whole new team. So come on out for a great time for a great cause!
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You can follow Eric's progress on Facebook. Like the Eric Gosnell-Garcia Benefit page to stay up-to-date on how he's doing.
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