Written by The Business Journal Staff
Felicity, 10, is the daughter of employee Jimmy Adams in Fresno. She has endured a lifetime of chronic illnesses due to a genetic disorder known as Joubert Syndrome. Now, she is in desperate need of a kidney. Even will multiple surgeries and invasive treatments, Felicity continues to struggle and currently needs daily dialysis and a feeding tube.
In addition to Felicity’s medical needs, the family is under financial strain due to the cost of care, including medical equipment and high energy bills due to the extra electricity needed to operate the equipment.
A Day for Felicity will give Barrier employees, partners and the community an opportunity to support the family by donating to a trust account for Felicity’s care in Fresno city. Barrier plans to match donations up to $10,000.
“No child should have to endure the endless treatment and pain that Felicity has already endured in her short life,” Barrier CEO Blair Cunnings said in a statement. “Anything we can do to lessen the family’s worries and support a dedicated employee is worth the effort. It’s our sincere hope that others are touched by the cause and are able to donate to the fund for Felicity.”
The event will kickoff with breakfast at 8 a.m. at the company’s corporate office at 4620 N Blythe Ave in Fresno. Felicity will be the guest of honor at the event.
Those unable to attend the event who wish to contribute to the cause can visit GoFundMe.com/day-for-felicity-adams. As of Wednesday afternoon, $2810 of a $50,000 goal has been raised.
To see if you’re a potential kidney donor for Felicity, contact Gerri James, transplant nurse with Stanford Children’s Health, Fresno, at 1-650-498-4905 or Gjames@stanfordchildrens.org