On Saturday February 17th, 2018 ABI is teaming up with Bell Leadership Academy and will host a benefit game for Erin Hite. Erin, 14, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma which resulted in the loss of her arm and most of her shoulder. She has also underwent surgery for a tumor that was found inside her heart as well. The event will take place at Braswell High School in Little Elm, Texas and all proceeds raised at the event, as well as donations made to ABI's website that day, will all go to Erin and her family to help with her medical expenses. It will be a $10 entry fee for adults and $5 for students and kids. There will be some very cool raffle and auction items you could win as well!
Also performing at halftime will be local country music artist Gary Kyle.
This will be a huge event and one you will not want to miss!
Saturday January 27, 2018 ABI will host a benefit game for Donald Cass who is currently in a fight with prostate cancer. All proceeds raised at the event and on ABI's website the weekend on January 27th, 2018 will all go to Donald to help with his medical expenses for his fight with prostate cancer.
ABI and Family will be playing for Sarah on November 4th and Southwestern Adventist University. Admission will be $10 at the door and all proceeds raised during the event will benefit Sarah as she is currently fighting cancer and recently lost her leg because of the cancer. Click the event to learn about Sarah and her story:
ABI will be speaking to the students at Southwestern Adventist University as well as putting on a benefit game that weekend.
The event is to assist with healthcare expenses for 8-year-old Las Crucen Manny Lopez who is currently fighting Osteosarcoma.
Amputee Basketball Invigorated (ABI) VS Las Cruces' Finest LCPD
Free Throw Shooting Contest and 3 Point Shooting Contest: Separated by gender and age groups: 9-12, 13-17, 18 and older. Entry fee $7.50, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies. Must register no later than 10:15 the morning of the 19th. Contests will kick off at 10:30. Tickets will go on sale 6/26/17
At the door: Students: $7.50
*children 4 and under are free, and students 18 and older must show valid student I.D.
ABI will be playing for a young man named Shad who is battling osteosarcoma and recently lost his leg to the disease. Shadrach "Boboy" Hesa is a sophomore at Keene High School. He is one amazing young man who is very much loved by his family, community and his Keene Family. During his freshman year he played on the Keene basketball and baseball teams. During summer workouts in 2016 Shad felt a ton of pain in his left knee. After being treated by the trainer and going to see a doctor they still couldn't figure out where the pain was coming from. Finally Shad and his family went to see a specialist. That's when Shad and his family discovered that he had Osteosarcoma Bone Cancer in his leg, and upon further evaluation found that it is also in his lungs. He is currently in the middle of a treatment plan that will take over 29 weeks. Throughout the process, the chemo and the fight, Shadrach has been nothing short of amazing. His strength, joy and faith in the Lord have made this journey a little easier on his friends and family. On January 10, 2017, Shadrach underwent surgery to remove his left leg above the knee in an effort to help stop the cancer from spreading. With his parents Jimmy and Nelina Hesa by his side through every moment of this journey, Shad is recovering well. Just a day after the operation Shad was up and moving around the hospital using a walker. Using a walker, crutches or a wheelchair is not how this story is going to end, though. Shad knows he is going to play basketball and baseball again.
UPDATE: ABI WAS ABLE TO RAISE OVER $7,000 FOR SHAD TO HELP WITH HIS MEDICAL EXPENSES
ABI will be playing for a special young man named Ajay King who loves basketball and who is currently battling Osteosarcoma. Ajay was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on 10/14/2016. He originally went to the doctor for a jammed pinky, but the doctor noticed he had a limp as well. A MRI was ordered of his leg and hip which discovered the Osteosarcoma in his hip and leg. Ajay did 10 weeks of chemotherapy before he had is surgery on 1-10-2017, which resulted in amputation of all his pelvic and hip bones on the left side. Ajay is still currently fighting the disease of Osteosarcoma and ABI has jumped for the opportunity to help Ajay and his family with their medical expenses. All the money raised at this game will go directly to Ajay and his family to help with their medical expenses, as well as give Ajay some hope during his fight with cancer.
UPDATE: ABI was able to raise over $1,000 to help Ajay with his medical needs
ABI will be speaking to the junior high and high school students in Luther, Oklahoma. ABI shares their testimonies while spreading their message of hope, bullying, finding confidence in yourself, overcoming obstacles in your life, and the way to live our your true purpose in life
ABI will be playing for a young woman named Manny. Manny lost her leg in June of 2004. With the current prosthesis she currently has, she has difficulty walking long distances and is not able to be as active as she would like to be as her current prosthesis feels like it is holding her back. Manny had the opportunity to try more active prosthesis for a trial period and immediately felt the benefits of the upgraded prosthesis. But the cost of the upgraded prosthesis is one her insurance will not help pay and cannot afford on her own. ABI has offered to help Manny raise the funds for the upgraded prosthesis that will allow her to walk longer distances without pain and will also allow her to be fit and health with her increase of activity with the upgraded prosthesis. The proceeds from this event will go towards Manny's upgraded prosthesis so she can have the opportunity to live life to the fullest and be abel to reach her goals.
UPDATE: ABI was able to raise over $1,000 to help Manny with her prosthetic needs
Next ABI event will be benefiting this strong humble young guy named Devon. He is currently fighting osteosarcoma and lost his left leg above the knee. The benefit game for Devon will be in Burleson, Tx at Cana Baptist Church on 7-29-16 @ 7:30pm. All proceeds from the game will go to Devon and his family.
UPDATE: ABI was able to raise $3,000 for Devon to help with his medical needs. ABI would like to thank everyone who came out to support!
Roderick Green & Scott Odom speak to the high school students and the elementary school kids at Luther High School about ABI's powerful message of anti-bullying, keeping the faith, never quitting, and believing that with God all things are possible!