Patrick Juris Scholarship Fund Donation Letter

Spina Bifida Association of Illinois
Attention: Patrick Juris Event
8765 West Higgins Road Suite 403
Chicago, Illinois 60631

Dear Friends, Family, and Local Business Merchants,

I am writing on behalf of the Patrick Juris Scholarship Fund for Spina Bifida of Illinois. The Patrick Juris Scholarship Fund was founded to honor my brother Patrick. Patrick passed away suddenly on Sunday November 6, 2011 at the age of 22. He was a senior attending UIC majoring in Sociology and had just been accepted into a master’s program for Occupational Therapy.

Patrick was born with Spina Bifida. Doctors told my parents that he would never roll over, crawl, talk, or walk. My brother was a fighter and defied all odds against him; he did all those things the doctors told my parents he would never do and more. He became an advocate for the disabled community and his number one priority was to give back to others and help them through their adversities.

Patrick will be missed by many people. He touched so many lives and has given us inspiration to help those in need and to make a difference. This scholarship is dedicated to him and to all the causes in which he believed and wanted to make a difference.

In order to keep this scholarship alive for years to come we are holding our first annual fundraiser on October 13, 2012 at Trio Bar in Palos Heights from 1-5pm. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Donations could include but are not limited to: monetary donations, beverages, snacks, silent auction items or door prizes.

I would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with us to raise funds in order to keep my brother’s memory alive. If you have any questions you can contact me by email or phone. Any donations can gladly be arranged to be picked up before the event or can be sent to the above address (Attn: Patrick Juris Event).


Emily Juris