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Submitted By Steve Milne on Friday, August 19, 2016
London Devilette Haley Agius needs our help in her courageous fight against ITP


Haley Agius is a member of our Devilettes family, most recently playing on the Midget A team and being a recipient of our Devilettes Love of the Game award.

On April 28th, 2016, just 1 week before Haley AGIUS’ 16th birthday, Haley became very ill and had to be admitted to a hospital. Soon after, Haley was diagnosed with ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura) a rare blood disorder that is destroying her platelets, the cells that clot her blood
Since that first visit, Haley has been admitted to hospital 2 more times, and has received outpatient treatment at hospital multiple times. To date Haley has been unresponsive to all treatments and her platelet count remains dangerously low.  A possible medication available to Haley does not meet the age criteria, which is 18, for medical coverage. The cost of this treatment is beyond belief  at $4,281.52/month. Haley needs this treatment now, and the family is exploring every funding option they can in hopes that there will be some assistance available to them.


Fortunately, there is a way for us to help as a hockey organization. Haley’s soccer team is holding an event called the Scorpions Run: 6K for #6. This running/walking event is a fundraiser to help raise awareness of ITP and funds for Haley's family. You can support Haley by attending this event on September 3. The admission is a $20 donation on the day of the run.


Every participant counts, as this is just the start for the fundraising and the long recovery period of Haley. Haley has been a member of the London Devilettes Association for many years now and she has played with many different girls as well. As a hockey community, our hope is that we can rally and help Haley and her family in these difficult times.  



Information for the Scorpions Run:


6k for #6
When: Sept 3, 2016
Where: Starting at Cowan Park, 87 St George St. St Thomas ON
Time: 8:15 check-in Run starts at 9am

Donation: $20 on day of run

Supporters for Haley  can also complete a donation prior to the day of the run by contacting [email protected] with any questions

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