To the editor:
Turtle Shirts/International Slow Pitch Softball is holding an event to help a Lehigh Acres boy in his fight against cancer. It is set for Sunday Sept. 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Bowland Lehigh Acres at 1244 Business Way.
Cost is $25 per person, includes two games and lunch. There will be prizes for the team with the highest average (Trophy and Team Shirts and Cash).There will be a prize for the team with the worst Average (T-shirts), a prize for the individual with the best average (Trophy and T-shirt). The boy is Ethan and he is he is 10 and what a good spirited little boy. He has a malignant brain tumor that will eventually take his life unless a cure for cancer is found.
Maria is Ethan's mom, a single mother, who was terminated from her job because she missed too much work while trying to find the diagnosis of her her son.
We are setting up fundraisers for this mother and son, even if it so she can spend another six months, three years or maybe even five years more with her son. For him to live she must drive him to Tampa every week and stay there Tuesday through Thursday. This family needs a vehicle and gas money to get to Tampa and back to Lehigh. Let's put our thinking caps on and see if we as a Lee County community can come together and help this family. If you are unable to attend, donations can be mailed to Maria Maldonado, 2406 Herb Ave S., Lehigh Acres, FL 33973.
Bowland Lehigh Acres
1244 Business Way
Web site: www.myturtleshirts.com