To all of our family and friends that came out today for our first Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Kennett Square: We want to thank you for making it such a big success. We had around 225 people show their support today in this fight against childhood cancer (Leukemia). We also wanted to announce that we raised $2,170! We will only win this war together as we carry out Eli’s wishes to find a cure. We had lots of help setting up. OAHS Future Business Leaders of America showed up to be our servers as well as Alison McDougal Distenfeld, and her daughter Sophie. Sophie was our youngest helper! She is so amazing and is just 9 years old and asked her mom weeks ago if she could make her own decision about what to do today the 25th. Her mom asked her what she wanted to do and she said instead of going to my swim meet I want to help Eli instead. Now Sophie trained hard for her swim meet, but it was more important for her to help Eli. WOW!!!!! This is heart warming…. thank you Sophie. I am very impressed with the decision you made! The (FBLA) made today a flawless event, making it look easy. Meghan Harvey is amazing! She got her team together and off they went. I’m so thankful to all of you for doing so well. You would have thought you all had done this before! And to my son Austin…. thank you for being by my side as we carry out your brothers wishes to find a cure. Every person that came to the event today we now consider an “Eli Warrior” in this fight against childhood cancer. See you next year! bELIieve it or not, I have already scheduled next years event and it will be the Saturday before March 1st, February 23rd. The reason for this is, March 1st is Eli Matthews day in Oxford, PA, as proclaimed by our Mayor. I ask you all to spread the word, and wear red and black that day, Eli’s favorite colors, in Eli’s memory and honor. Thank you, Eli’s Dad.