Help my friend, Frank Scura..
05.09.2009Help my friend, Frank Scura..
Industry Icons ask you to help a friend and be part of a miracle for "Lakesh Luigi Arzelo Scura"
If you know Frank Scura you know that he is a person who has dedicated his life to the betterment of our Industry (The Action Sports Industry), our community & our Planet. Maybe you have seen him at events taking care of people, feeding them great organic food, introducing them to the wonderful options, solutions, possibilities and potentials in our world. Maybe you've had a conversation with him about sustainability or natural products and chances are if you needed a connection, guidance or advice on the topic Frank was there for you.
All of us who have signed this letter have known Frank for quite some time and we would have to say that he is one of the most passionate, compassionate and caring people we have ever met. He has inspired us, challenged us and sometimes antagonized us. He is named perfectly: Frank is most definitely frank!
Something most of you may not know about Frank is that he has a son with autism and ataxic cerebral palsy. His son's name is Lakesh and he is a radiant and beautiful being. Frank & his wife, Tirza are the best parents a kid could imagine and they love Lakesh & their daughter, Elkannah unconditionally for exactly who they are. However, like most parents they also want to provide every opportunity they can for their children, especially Lakesh.
If you have been watching the news and seen Jenny McCarthy or many other autism advocates you know that thousands of kids are being recovered from this mysterious infliction that is affecting 1 out of ever 100 children in the United States and around the world. There have been miraculous discoveries with biomedical treatments that combine nutrition with western & natural medicines. Every case is different and provides new challenges, but there is now a much greater understanding and hope for a cure and at the very least an improvement in the quality of these children's lives.
If heart were money Frank would be a millionaire. But as chance would have it, that is as far away from the truth as it could be. One difficulty Frank deals with is that autism is not covered by insurance because it is considered a "pre existing condition." So all the new treatments that are recovering kids have to come out of pocket. Many autistic children undergo bio medical treatment for 3 to 5 years with costs well in excess of $50,000. There are many variables: costs of treatment vary depending on the response of the child, how much time it takes, the variety of treatments and testing, and other contributing factors.
Which brings us to the reason we are writing this call out for your support. This is an opportunity for our industry to support one of its own, a person who has served our industry selflessly for years. In supporting Frank's family, you are part of the miracle of recovering a child from a very debilitating condition. You are also helping to pave the way for other families out there to know that there is hope, that there is a way to recover their children.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, I hope you are inspired to email this out to everyone you know and that you can support our friend Frank Scura & his lovely family in creating the opportunity for a miracle for their son Lakesh Scura.
Every little or big bit helps so please do what you can. Most Sincerely, Geoff Rowley, Bob Burnquist, Damon Way, Thomas Campbell, Tommy Guerrero & Danny Way
Read more about Lakesh here
Lakesh Scura Fundraiser
10297 Barnett Valley Rd. Sebastopol, Ca 95472
Please make checks payable to Lakesh Scura