Ten months ago Jagada Chambers, past sports writer for the Oakdale Leader and current sports writer for the Manteca Bulletin, and his wife, Dawn, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Jyriaun. The joy of bringing your first born child home from the hospital is something every parent can relate to. However, what most of us can’t understand is the feeling of hearing the doctors tell you that your beautiful baby boy has a life threatening cancerous brain tumor. Jyriaun has already undergone brain surgery and is currently undergoing chemo treatments in Oakland. The Chambers family resides in Stockton. Jagada and Dawn have not left their son’s side during these difficult times. As you can imagine mounting medical bills, the expense of living away from home and transportation costs has put a huge financial burden on the family.
These expenses are the last thing this wonderful family should have to worry about at this time. This is where you come in. On Friday, October 28, 2011 the Oakdale High Mustangs host the Manteca High Buffalos at the Corral in Oakdale. At the game we will be selling T-shirts with the theme “2 Great Programs, 1 Great Cause” for $20 with all proceeds going to help Jagada, Dawn and Jyriaun. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by selling 500 T-shirts. If you will not be able to attend the game but would just like to make a donation we have set up an account at Oak Valley Community Bank.
Before you write that check, think back to all the wonderful articles Jagada has written about student athletes in our area (maybe even about your own son/daughter or grandchild). We thank you in advance for your commitment to this cause. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers and make checks payable to:
Help Jagada, PO Box 54, Oakdale, CA 95361.
If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, Mike: cell at (209) 605-1852 or Ana: cell at (209) 988-1319.
Mike and Ana Stastny