Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Booth at the Uintah County Fair

We've sold hundreds of tickets for the raffle so far. Thank you to everyone who has participated! The date for the drawing has been set for August 7th. The wonderful people over the county fair have given us a spot to have a booth to set up the raffle at the fair. This is a great opportunity to make the quilt and necklace raffle a success but I'll need lots of help. We'll need someone at the booth all three days of the fair. I am planning on covering the hours on Thursday but will need LOTS of help for Friday and especially Saturday because I will be out of town. So I'm asking for your help by signing up for a time to be at the booth to manage the raffle. As people volunteer I will add their name by the time slot. Please email dadnamedjosh@gmail.com or call 801-225-3946 to sign up to help. Thank you!

WHAT: Raffle at the Uintah County Fair

WHERE: Western Park Convention Center, 302 East 200 South in Vernal

WHEN: Thursday July 29th - Saturday July 31st

Friday July 30th

11:00 am - 2:00pm  Laurie Kremin
2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm Rachelle Durrant
5:00pm - 7:00pm Tami Gross
7:00pm - 9:00 pm Kristin Baldwin

Saturday July 31st
9:00am - 11:00am Amber Hancock
11:00am - 1:00pm Rita Smith
1:00pm - 4:00pm 
4:00pm - 6:00 pm  Sharon Connelly
6:00pm - 7:00pm Amber Hancock
CONTACT: Kristin Baldwin 801-225-3946, dadnamedjosh@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Facts:

I (Kristen Baumgarten) wanted to post on this blog to give anyone who might be interested an update.

We went back to Salt Lake last Wednesday to see Josh's doctors, and for an MRI.

So here's the latest:

  • Josh's tumor has shrunk by a little over a centimeter. It was 4.5cm and is now 3.4cm. 
  • He finished another cycle of Temodar (chemotherapy)
  • He will start another cycle of Temodar in about 21 days from today
  • He will continue to receive an infusion every two weeks as part of the study he is participating in. (It is a double blind study, and we aren't sure if he is receiving Avastin or saline)
  • He will not have another MRI until September unless there is a need for one. 
  • We are fine, just taking one day at a time.
  • We are still overwhelmed and completely humbled by all that has been and continues to be done for our family. We continue to pray for blessings to be upon each of you for helping us carry the burden.
"'Our family’s faith is in Jesus Christ and is not dependent on outcomes.' 
...We do all that we can for the healing of a loved one, and then we trust in the Lord for the outcome."  
-Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Friday, July 9, 2010

Let's Get Ready to Raffle!

WHAT: Quilt/Necklace Raffle for the Baumgarten Family

This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind quilt was made and donated by Helen Smith, a long time family friend of Josh's parents Pete and Lyle Baumgarten in Virginia. She is by profession a long arm quilter. The quilt is on display at the Uintah County Library, 155 East Main in Vernal. The quilt's dimensions are 57 inches by 78 inches. Click HERE to see more pictures of the quilt and necklace.

The necklace was donated by Jerry and Cindy Sprosty, friends of the Kremin family. It is a freshwater pearl necklace from Indonesia.

COST: $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets

To Purchase Tickets: Find a community member selling tickets. The list is below.

If you live outside the Vernal area simply email dadnamedjosh@gmail.com and tell us how you found this blog. You will recieve a reply email with details on how to purchase tickets. Or you can call Kristin Baldwin at 801-225-3946.

Vernal Community Members Selling Tickets
          Kristin Baldwin: kristinsbaldwin@gmail.com
          Sha Nielson: mnielson2@yahoo.com
          Colette Kremin at GBS Benefits: 1256 West 400 South #2, Vernal,
             435-789-9151, colette.kremin@gbsbenefits.com

Want to help sell tickets?? If you would like to help sell tickets please email dadnamedjosh@gmail.com to add your name to the list and help out! It would be great to get community members from areas beyond Vernal.

CONTACT: dadnamedjosh@gmail.com

We are inviting EVERYONE interested to purchase tickets regardless of where you live. The winner will receive their item by mail outside of the Vernal area. If you live outside of the Continental United States you can still purchase tickets or make a donation but you will need to help cover the cost to have the item mailed if you win.

Raffle Details Coming Soon!