Smiles for Zachary

$ 20.00

All funds raised in Zach's honor will be paid to Family Reach to cover healthcare associated expenses for patients in need by directly paying the owed vendor. i.e. hospital, bank, etc. on behalf of the patient. To learn more about the breakdown of proceeds, please see our pricing transparency. 

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Smiles for Zachary socks are made from a comfortable blend of cotton and polyester, making them soft, lightweight, and moisture wicking. They're about the same thickness as you'd expect from a dress sock.

Sock Sales of $20

$4 to production

Average cost to produce, fulfill, and process payment.

$8 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

$8 to Resilience Gives

Resilience Gives reinvests proceeds to compensate staff, keep the lights on, and reach patient communities.

Direct Donation of $100

$3 to payment provider

Our payment provider captures 3% on all transactions.

$97 to patients

The campaign organizer uses proceeds for medical expenses or donates to a health-focused charity.

Orders are expected to ship the week of July 8th.

Why the delay? 

Because each community orders a different quantity of socks, we use a campaign period to determine how many pairs to produce.

DESIGN INSPIRATION

My son loves bright colors and has worn a lot of tie dyed t- shirts. With help from Mike we came up with a great design.

Zachary Duong

 Zachary is a Freshman in High School and has gone through so much in his short 15 years. He was born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery at 6 days old. At 18 months he was diagnosed with liver cancer and had his first liver transplant at 21 months of age. Zachary was on a bypass machine at birth before his heart surgery and with strong chemo drugs before his liver transplant, Zachary has lost a good amount of his hearing and has a cochlear implant and hearing aids. Due to complications after his first transplant, he had a second transplant at 7 years old.

Zach had a quiet couple of years then a year and half ago he started developing ascites, fluid around the abdomen, with no apparent reason. In June 2018, while trying to enjoy his 8th grade field trips, he was diagnosed with PTLD, Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative disease. That's a fancy term for cancer that post transplant patients can get due to immune suppression.

Zach was treated for Burkitts Lymphoma, a very fast moving cancer, and spent the whole Summer and most of Fall at Children's Hospital Boston. He finished treatment in October and just recently was diagnosed with a relapse. This round of chemo is very strong and he has already been in the hospital since the middle of February with side effects and fevers. From what doctors are saying it is going to be a long road for him. A relapse is rare and needs to be treated aggressively.

Zach's mom, Sheila, has been by his side every step of the way. Due to the prolonged stay at the hospital this time around, Sheila had to put her job on hold, and then remove herself from it entirely. Sheila is also away from her husband and Zach's father, Cam, and brother, Max. As you can imagine, this puts added stress into an already stressful time.

SMILES FOR ZACHARY IN THE WILD

Our families take great joy in knowing that others are wearing their unique designs all around the world. Wear your socks proudly and tag #RGCommunity