Battle of the Brave: Vote for Braden!

May 1, 2013
Topics: About Us

Every once in a while in life, you get a chance to do something really, really small, and make a really, really big impact.

Here's one of those chances.

My son Braden has been a "Riley kid" for all of his life due to spina bifida. He's only 8 years old and he has been hospitalized more than 15 times, enduring a long list of difficult surgeries. But anyone who knows Braden knows that his huge grin and his big heart are stronger forces than the challenges he was born with.

Braden absolutely loves helping Riley Hospital. We have seen time after time how excited he gets about when he sees how much money is raised for Riley at the Dance Marathons we attend on college and high school campuses all over the state.

I have to wonder - how would he feel if Braden helped Riley raise an additional $25,000 - just by being himself?

Starting today, Braden is representing Riley Hospital in the Speedway "Battle of the Brave" Facebook promotion. If he receives more votes than any other Children's Miracle Network Hospital representative during the month of May, he will earn a $25,000 gift from Speedway for his beloved Riley Hospital.

It's something small that could lead to such a big victory for Braden, for our family and for Riley. We are asking for your vote. Click here to vote for Braden now! (Please make sure to click on "Vote for this entry" once you reach the page.) Then, stop what you're doing and set your phone or calendar to remind you to vote once every day, and ask your friends and family to do the same.

I hope you will share this post on your Facebook page, and ask everyone to help make this miracle happen for Braden. We have seen how much Riley helps families, and it's our pleasure to help Braden continue building support for the hospital that has become like our second home.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Kevin Tamosaitis

Kevin is the father of two children: daughter, Sierra, and Riley patient Braden Tamosaitis, who was born with spina bifida. The family enjoys helping Riley through dance marathons. Kevin and his wife Becky live in Camby.

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