IB Community shows its Community Spirit with a large turnout for Krystopher's Bone Marrow Donor Drive and Fundraisers on Saturday
Jan 31, 2016 07:25PM ● Published by Paul Spear
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Saturday the Community of Imperial Beach turned out by the Hundreds and showed their Community Spirit and Love for helping others by turning out for Krystopher's Bone Marrow Donor Drive.at the IB Sports Park, and later that night t a Fundraiser held at Bullpen Tavern to help his Family.
The event put on by the San Diego Small Business Forum and sponsored by the Boys & Girls
Club of South County,Dig Imperial Beach, I Heart IB and Jeannette Photography was a huge success on many levels.
Not only did the community of IB show their support but people from other cities made their way down to the Boys and Girls Club IB Sports Park Facility to donate Blood and swap for the Bone Marrow Donor match.
Said Edel of the SD Small Business Forum "We give special "Thank you" to the Imperial Beach individuals and families and everyone who took the time to come down and either donate blood for the Red Cross, get swabbed for the possibility of being a bone marrow donor, contributed financially to help Krystopher's family which has endured extreme financial expenses and those that contributed their time to making this day a Huge Success! Krystopher's Parents, Dan and Jaymie Paidi, also expressed the same Thankfulness, was extremely grateful and deeply touched that so many people came out in support of Krystopher.
The manager of the Blood Mobile that came down said in a text message to Edel of
theThe Blood Mobile was so busy they actually got to a point where they had to turn away donors because they hit their maximum capacity they were able to handle. SD Small Business Forum: "We had a great turnout today! We Had 49 donors present and collects 46 good units of blood. Every donation saves three lives. Lives saved-138 people.
Jeannette, Krystopher's Aunt and business was one of the event sponsors "Thank you to EVERYONE for their time hard work and dedication for my family and most of off Krystopher this moment we created will change his life forever! That is priceless! I love you guys!!!! Xoxo"
Later Saturday night, the Fundraising continued at the Bullpen Tavern on Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. The Bullpen contributed 50% of all sales to Krystopher's Family to help them with their expenses.
By the end of the night, Krystopher's Family, was in awe of all the people who came out to show their Krystopher.