Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Miracle for Baby Maddy

Madlyn Mishelle Eiley, was born to parents Michael Eiley and Kristy Rodriguez, on September 24th 2010. Her birth brought un-surmounted joy to the lives of both parents. This joy however, was short lived, as they soon became aware of a life threatening medical condition that “Baby Maddy”, as she was known by loved ones, was suffering from.
Baby Maddy was diagnosed with abnormal atrioventricular connection, incomplete mitral valve atresia, arial septal defect, and mild tricuspid regurgitation. This news came as a shock to both parents as well as loved ones. Research into the condition surfaced information that the condition can be remedied, and an initial surgery tallying at around US$80,000.00 would be the initial phase in what could be a long journey towards a healthy “Baby Maddy”. Surgery as well as treatment will require that Baby Maddy, along with guardian, travel abroad. With the current economic situation within the country, parents and loved ones are worried, but hate to think that this precious gift from God, would not be able to live a full life. With faith in God, and a steadfast spirit to save Baby Maddy, friends, family and loved ones have embarked on their journey to raise funds and muster support for this precious angel.
Dad, Michael Eiley
The first in a series of fundraisers was held this past Sunday to help raise funds for Baby Maddy. All involved converged at the Central Park for an all day rally to raise funds to go towards medical as well as travel expenses to seek much needed medical assistance for Madlyn Eiley. Through donations from generous individuals, delicious rice and beans with stew chicken and potato salad was on sale as well as pastries and chicken ceviche. Sports fanatics were on site to participate in the many sporting activities that were held at the Central Park. A Chinese auction and dollar drive took place as well. It was a fun filled day that allowed attendees a chance to mingle, compete, dance to the rhythm of Rompe Raja and share a time of merriment while supporting this very worthy cause. Friends and family of Baby Madlyn Eiley take this opportunity to extend a heart felt “Thank you” to everyone that contributed in any way to make this past fund raiser a success, especially individuals who worked tirelessly in making sure that every detail of the fundraiser was attended to.

Further fundraisers will be held to help what we hope will be “Another Miracle Baby”. Donations can be deposited through Belize Bank account under the name Kristy Rodriguez, number 68022218202. Every bit counts, no donation is too little or too big – let us join together to help Baby Maddy.

Edmund Castro is no longer a Minister of State

- Press Release - Office of the Prime Minister - Belmopan - November 24th, 2010 - The Office of the Prime Minister announces that the Prime Minister has, with immediate effect, removed Hon. Edmund Castro as a Minister of State. The decision was taken following a report made to the Prime Minister about an incident involving Hon. Castro. The Prime Minister was satisfied, after due consideration, that the report was substantially accurate; and that Hon. Castro had engaged in behavior inconsistent with the high standards of propriety to which the Prime Minister seeks to hold his ministers.
Accordingly, in keeping with his personal commitment to the electorate, and the UDP Administration’s general determination to practice good governance, the Prime Minister has acted.The question of a replacement Minister of State in the Ministry of Works, is one to which the Prime Minister will later give his attention.
Edmund Castro