About RC Fest:
When Adam was born on Oct. 31, 2000 he was instantly the joy of his parent’s lives. His parents never suspected that Adam would be anything but a happy, healthy baby boy.
However, after his birth routine blood tests showed he was bleeding more then he should be. Follow-up blood work confirmed that Adam had develped Thrombocytopenia as a result of his mom being exposed to CMV while she was pregnant. Adam’s platelet count was only 6000, causing his body to have difficulty clotting and making him susceptable to life threatening bleeding. A healthy baby has between 140,000 to 400,000 platelets. Adam required transfusions of donor platelets in order to be stabilized.
Luckily, in a few days, Adam’s body started to produce platelets on its own and he was soon able to go home from the hospital.
His parents have since donated blood - giving over 7 gallons of blood between the 2 of them. They do this to show their graditude and to help others in their time of need.
They have never forgot for a moment how blessed they are that someone came in and donated blood that saved their son’s life.
RC Fest is an event planned by my now 13 yr old son to raise $, the awareness on the importance of blood donations & to get more people into r/c’s.
His goals have always been to have fun! To raise money & awareness of blood donations for Community blood services of IL since he needed platelets as an infant. And to encourage other people to like r/c’s.
408 W. Holden