Madelyn and Braeden Adamson enjoy a day out with baby sister Leila Hope. The trio are children of James and Kari Adamson of Fond du Lac, Wis.. Their grandparents, David and Barbara Adamson, are organizers of the Dec. 15 Miracles of Christmas fundraiser for Noah’s Never Ending Rainbow. The concert and organization support families of children with trisomy disorders. Leila suffers from trisomy 18.
IRON RIVER—Plans for a Miracles of Christmas concert at the Windsor Center are coming together with contributions of entertainment, food and raffle prizes from both individuals and businesses.
“The community is really pulling together to help with the concert,” according to David Adamson. “The money from this fundraiser is all going to the families. We’ve had a very positive response.”
David and Barbara Adamson are organizing the event to benefit Noah’s Never Ending Rainbow. The organization is dedicated to helping families of children with trisomy: a series of genetic disorders that affect human chromosomes by attaching a third arm to a normal chromosome pair. The most common trisomy is Down Syndrome, which affects one of every 481 children born in the United States. Edward Syndrome affects one of every 1,613 children, while Patau Syndrome occurs in one of every 4,000 births.
The Adamson family became acutely aware of trisomy after the Dec. 28, 2011, birth of their granddaughter, Leila. She has been diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome.
“When someone in your family is affected by something like this, you learn a lot fast, and you find out how much it takes; financially and emotionally,” Adamson said.
Area musicians, church choirs and praise and worship teams from several churches will provide entertainment while local merchants have provided raffle prizes and items for silent auctions. The event also features a bake sale, homemade barbeque plus other food.
“All of the money we raise will go to the families,” Adamson said. “We understand that not everyone can give. In those cases, we just ask for your prayers.”
Doors of the Windsor Center open at 4 p.m. Dec. 15 for the event with the Miracles of Christmas Concert starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $5. Advance tickets are available by calling 265-4046.