Neither had any of us…
The friends and family of Chris (CJ) Schwarz are holding a Benefit/Fundraiser to help with extraordinary medical costs incurred from his battle with this disease.
We have also chosen to donate a portion of all proceeds from this event to the Justin E Rodgers Foundation. The family of Justin, who was 17 at the time he lost his life to this disease, has created a foundation dedicated to providing information on Lemierre’s to medical and health professionals and facilities as well as the general public, so that
other lives may be saved
Chris (CJ) Schwarz (proud new uncle!)
Chris is a 19 year old former graduate of Romeoville High, he was an RHS Madrigal singer, and a dancer with the Bolingbrook Park District Danceforce for years. He was athletic and healthy when he was diagnosed with a strep throat in February. Within a few days, he was in the hospital ICU and diagnosed with Lemierre’s Syndrome which had already spread to his lungs. After a week long stay, he is currently home under continuing medical care and slowly recovering.
Lemierre’s Syndrome is a rare disease, that is becoming more prevalent. It affects young healthy individuals, generally in their teens and twenties. It is a very fast-moving bacterial infection, that can cause permanent organ damage and death if not diagnosed in time. It can require long-term treatment; and pain and fatigue may continue long after it has been brought under control.
Please come out and help, and get more information on this potential killer.
Enjoy the music of “Junior Terrace Blues Band”. Food will be provided, there will be a cash bar, and we’ll have raffles and drawings to enter. Hope to see you there, and Thank you for your support!
Sunday, May 23RD
1PM - 5PM
Private donations will also be accepted at any Harris Bank location under
Christopher J. Schwarz/ Lemierre Syndrome Fund
Tickets will be available at the door for $15.00 Under the age of 21 - $10.00
Contact Sue Leonard - 815-886-2257 or E-mail: SUEL321@hotmail.com for more information.
You may also purchase tickets ahead of time with the above information.
A very special Thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Bolingbrook Adventist Hospital.
Your wonderful care and compassion are greatly appreciated!