Money for AR Children\'s Hospital Research

Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2002 - 3:36am
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Here is correspondece between the doctor doing research at AR Children's Hospital (Dr. Wesley Burks) and me. My son will turn 3 on April 15, and on his party invitations, I'm going to ask that people donate to this study rather than give presents. I want a vaccine or cure before he's in kindergarten.

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mike and Tracey Jackson
> > Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 12:29 PM
> > To: [email][/email]
> > Subject: Peanut allergy research
> >
Dr. Burks - I am the parent of a peanut-allergic 2 year old boy. When
he was diagnosed at 13 months, I had to be put on anti-anxiety medication. This potentially life- threatening allergy is hard on the parents because a peanut on the
ground at the park may as well be a loaded gun. I thank God for your research, and pray that a vaccine or cure is on the horizon. I keep finding information that makesm me hopeful (Hu-901, your research, etc.). If you ever need funding for your research, please contact me. I'll try to raise as much as I can in an effort to expedite the process.

Tracey Jackson
6117 La Naranja Lane
Austin, TX 78749
(512) 301-5889

> Burks, Wesley wrote:
> >
Thank you very much for the note of encouragement. We too are hopeful of a
specific treatment that might be available in the next few years for patients with peanut allergy. On your offer for fund raising, if you do have the opportunity we can always
utilize more funds for our research. The primary limitation to our finding the best treatment for our patients is the money
to have more people working in the laboratory on this project. If you need more information that would help we would be glad to work with you.

Thanks again,

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 5:05 PM
To: Burks, Wesley
Subject: Re: Peanut allergy research

To whom would people send money to help your project?

> -----Original Message-----
From: Burks, Wesley []
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 3:03 PM
To: ''
Subject: RE: Peanut allergy research
I think that probably the best way is through the Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation. If someone needs more information they could call Libby Smith in the Foundation office. Her number is 501 320-1476.
> Thanks again,
> Wesley

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 11:37 AM
To: ''
Cc: Burks, Wesley (UAMS)
Subject: FW: Peanut allergy research
Hi, there! I'm so glad to have received these notes from Dr. Burks. We're tremendously proud of him and the work that he does
in research and in clinic, also. And I can imagine how important that research must be to you! I have other friends who have children with peanut allergy so I've learned what a life changing problem this is for the entire family. We'd be very grateful for support for the peanut allergy program and
any give that we received marked for the program goes right into an account for that use. Please let me know what information you would like to have. Contributions may be sent in the mail and we have a web site
: [url=""][/url] You can make a gift that way, also.

My address is as follows:

Libby H. Smith
Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation
800 Marshall, slot 661
Little Rock, AR 72205

I'd love to hear from you.

Libby H. Smith
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Phone: 501-320-5309

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