This Poker Run was put together in 2010 to support the Family of Nicholas Rogers. Nicholas Rogers suffered a severe asthma attack on June 20th, 2010 suffering brain damage ultimately leading to his passing. The family decided the right thing to do in this situation was to donate his organs to help other families in need. The Gift of Hope organization stepped in and assisted the family with information and assuring them that Nicholas would be treated with respect and dignity. But the Gift of Hope also goes far beyond information and comforting. Once the commitment to donate organs is made the organization organizes matches for the organs, arranges the transportation for the surgeons to take the organs, and coordinates between all recipients, hospitals, and doctors. Because of the organizations tremendous impact they had on the Family of Nicholas all procedes from the Poker Run will be donated to the Gift of Hope. Please visit thier webpage for more inf
Check out The link for the Local Newspaper article that was written about Nicholas.