On August 26th, residents are requested to stop by the old Flea Market Lands on Hazeldean Road (Please note the location change as my August 11th newsletter originally stated the location as Darcy McGees at 655 Terry Fox Drive) between 11:00-2:00 where a car wash is taking place in support of Lamitta’s Wish.
Lamitta is a young Stittsville girl with cerebral palsy looking to fund an important surgery to give her the ability to walk.
The selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery is an expensive procedure which costs upwards of $130,000. Residents all year have been coming together to help raise funds for this brave and joyful girl in whatever ways they can including carwashes, bake sales, and fundraisers. The family has reached their GoFundMe initial goal of $130,000.00 and they are ever thankful, however they do anticipate much further medical costs which could potentially cost them upwards of $160,000.00 to $170,000.00 over the next 1 to 2 years.
Lamitta’s surgery is currently scheduled for September 7th and it is not too late to help out.
Local firefighters from Station 81 have generously agreed to be on site and provide a firetruck to hose down the suds along with staff from D`arcy McGee’s and Swiss Chalet in support of the charity and provide staff to help wash the cars.
I highly encourage all residents to stop by as our community comes together to support Lamitta and her wish to walk!