Skate For Mason
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We are hosting a benefit show with Olympic figure skaters Mirai Nigasu (also was on Dancing With The Stars) and Ashley Wagner. Other performers include Sean Rabbitt (8x National Competitor and member of TeamUSA), Disney On Ice star Kyle Shropshire, TeamsElite, A TeamUSA Synchronized Skating Team, Ice Theatre Inspirations Team which is a Special Needs Team and many Local champion skaters.   Our Master of Ceremonies is former Chicago Blackhawk, Troy Murray.      Mason’s family lives in the Algonquin area. The Show is in the Geneva area and there are skaters from all over the Chicagoland and suburban areas North, South, East and West.    Here is a summary Of Mason’s Story: Mason’s nickname was “Our Little Helper”. He was a goofy, funny, smart and lovable kid that wanted to help everyone he could with anything they needed. He was a healthy kid up until he came down with a cough on Thursday, 1/26/17. He saw two pediatricians and two ER doctors who said it was just viral but continued to get weaker. He stopped breathing on Saturday afternoon, 1/28/17. He was stabilized and then flew Flight for Life to Lurie’s but had to be taken off life support four short days later on Wednesday night, 2/1/17. He never even had a fever and the autopsy only showed a lung infection which explained his cough. His organs, bones and tissues were donated through Gift of Hope. His kidneys were able to save the life of a man in his 40’s. Mason was a hero!! His bone and tissue donations also went to enhance many people’s lives.  The Mason Wasz Foundation was founded by his parents, family members and close friends to continue his legacy of being a helper through philanthropic efforts in his community. It is a 501c3 non profit organization. A Cuddle Cot has been donated to Northwestern Huntley Hospital, a monetary donation has been made to Lurie’s in Chicago, and almost 1,000 handmade fleece blankets have been donated to several hospitals in Mason’s community. A lot has been accomplished in a short time since his passing and it is amazing to see so much good coming out of tragedy. The 2019 mission is to implement and support pet therapy in local hospitals.