About the 28th Holiday Show
This year the Haddam Killingworth High School’s 28th annual Holiday Show Telethon will be raising money and awareness for the Connecticut Sports Foundation that dedicates its time and money to helping cancer patients. The Holiday Show will broadcast live on Comcast Channel 18 and on this site on December 23rd, 2016 from 8 am- 11:30 am. Encore presentations will air everyday from December 23rd, 2016 –January 4th, 2017 at 8 am and 7 pm. For every $25 donation or more you will qualify for great gifts from our fish bowl drawings during the live telethon. You can also call in your pledge Dec, 23rd – Jan.4th to 860-554-5490.
Current Total: $13,500
Livinia’s journey with cancer began in January of 2013 when she was only two years old. After a trip to the emergency room with a swollen abdomen, Livinia was immediately rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital to meet with a team of oncologists. Within forty- eight hours of being admitted into the hospital, Livinia underwent an eight hour surgery to remove her left kidney and the cancer that had spread from her kidney to surrounding nodes and her vena cava. During this surgery they also implanted a portacath on the left side of her chest, near her heart, which would be used to administer chemotherapy. After time in the intensive care unit and in recovery in the pediatric oncology unit, Livinia was diagnosed with a stage three Wilms tumor with the more aggressive, diffuse anaplastic histology. With only about five- hundred cases a year in the United States, Wilms is a very rare childhood kidney cancer, but has a very good prognosis with treatment. Following a short recovery period after surgery, Livinia began eleven consecutive cycles of radiation and a projected nine months of chemotherapy.
Connecticut Sports Foundation
The Connecticut Sports Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives patients who seek financial support. With your help and support of the HKTV Holiday Show, we can all make a difference. As a token of generosity during this holiday season, we are hoping that you will make a monetary donation.
About Connecticut Sports Foundation