Come join Chive On Iowa with a Super Troopers themed meet up benefiting Dylan & Nicole Ford and baby Dylan! The Bud Girls will be there from 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm passing out free swag and buying beers! Come join the fun for a great cause!
Per Chive On Iowa...
Spread the word, grab some friends, and come down to Hazzard County in Cedar Rapids on April 21st to help us party with a purpose!
Admission from 6-8 for the pre-party will be $20. That will get you in early and get you some free drinks as well as a look at the silent auction stuff. After 8 we will be accepting donations to party with us for the rest of the night!
Can’t come but want to help out...items for the silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Items can be college related, chive related, actual merchandise from theChivery, or gift certificates/baskets you put together. We will put your name on the auction sheet and let people know who it came from. Otherwise you can also donate on our Eventbrite page, if you have any questions, or would like to help promoting the event please email us at email@example.com
***VIP advanced ticket buyers will get you in the door at 6 where we will have a few donated kegs tapped, as well as other drink specials. This will also get you the first chance at the silent auction and new merchandise! ***
*Venue: Hazzard County Saloon
*Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Date: April 21st, 2018
*Time: 6pm-8pm (advanced ticket buyers only)
8pm-2am (open to the public)
*Charity: The Ford Family
“Our daughter Dylan Adelaide was born January 23, via emergency c-section, at 3:52 am. My pregnancy was a normal one. Every appointment was good. Her heart rate was fine, I measured right on time. Everything was normal. Monday January 22, I started having contractions at home. My water never broke, and contractions were very irregular. I almost decided not to go into the hospital that night. But we did. They would’ve sent us home that night, but the nurse noticed something off. Whenever I would have a contraction, her heart rate would not fluctuate and respond like it should have. So they admitted us and watched us for a while. The doctor came in to check me and broke my water. With that, they noticed there was stools. So they decided there that she needed to come out right away. They prepped me for surgery and away we went. When the doctor pulled her out, we heard “it’s a girl” but no cry. She came out unresponsive and not breathing, and a whole 4 pounds, 5 ounces. A minute later a nurse came around the screen and said she was in distress and they needed to work on her. I heard them in the corner counting and pumping an ambu bag.. the next hour was miserable. The whole time I thought, “we are leaving the hospital without a baby. We went through all of this for nothing.” When I got back to my hospital room, Dylan was waiting there for me. I asked him straight out if she was alive and he said she was okay. I felt so much relief. I then learned she was going to be taken to St. Luke’s. It was almost 4 more hours until I got to see her, and it was only for about 30 seconds. She was in a big glass case with a shield over it. They took the shield down, I saw her, and they took her away. I wouldn’t be discharged for another day. Dylan and my dad went that morning with her, while my mom stayed with me. When I was discharged, my sister in law took me to St. Luke’s. At 6:30 on Wednesday, I got to meet my daughter. She was so perfect and beautiful. It was a whole week before we got to hold her. Until then, it was admiring her on a cooling blanket to prevent as much brain damage as possible. It was watching her get warmed up after 3 days of the cooling blanket. It was watching her be poked for blood sugars, blood drawn for labs, and being fed through a feeding tube. But we also watched her improve, every day. We were in the NICU for 12 days, until our family got to go home, together.” Nicole Ford
The sweet little fighter is now going to have to see a neurologist every three months for the first year. Let’s rally together and help out a family that’s near and dear to all of us!