With back-to-school right around the corner, it’s a great time to think of how kids and teens can get involved and raise funds for IDF. Colette Coffman, mother of 7-year-old Jack, wrote IDF about a school project that he chose to benefit IDF.
Dear Immune Deficiency Foundation,
My son Jack Coffman has primary immunodeficiency. He is seven years old and is in 1st grade. He is such an amazing boy. He is sweet, loving and brave! He was diagnosed very early—at 11 months of age. He was on intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for the first two years and then we switched to subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG). We have been doing SCIG for almost four years now.
Jack was assigned a project for his 1st grade class for Open House. Each student was asked to pick an organization of their choice to raise money for. The students had to sell small toys or baked goods and donate their earnings. This would teach them not only about the act of serving and giving but also how to count money/change.
Jack chose IDF. I couldn’t be more proud of his decision! I have tried to teach Jack early on about how to be his own health advocate and also be educated about primary immunodeficiency. We have both learned so much from IDF and want to thank everyone who is involved with this organization. You have been a blessing to Jack and our family. Thank you for all you do for the community of zebras!
The Coffmans – Bill, Colette, Claire and Jack
Thank you to Jack, his family and all those at Jack’s school for their support of IDF! If your student has the opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause, choose IDF!