The Natalie & Alice Fish Story

We are the Fishes. In 2011 two of our five children; Natalie and Alice were diagnosed with a rare gene disfunction called Leaky SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency). Their condition is so rare that only two cases are reported in the U.S. each year. Both girls have endured much, and have spent most of their young lives in and out of hospitals due to common illnesess a healthy immune system would overcome. The required treatment for our girls is a bone marrow transplant.
Although the new marrow could mean a normal life for them, it will be a long and arduous road. This blog is to share our experience as parents and the courage of our children.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Silent Auction & Dinner

On behalf of Dave Anson:

Silent Auction and Dinner for Tyler Fish's Family !!! Hello to all friends and supporters of the Fish family. We are planning a silent auction and dinner to raise money for the foundation. The event will be held locally the second week of February (exact time and place will be sent out in an event from soon). This could be a HUGE event for the family and help out in incredible ways. I am sending this post to ask for the members of this group to give donations or ask friends, family and places of work for donations. In order for this event to be successful, we will need a variety of donations and need help from many people to make that happen. We are looking for many things for the auction in both goods and services. Some things that have been donated already are, for example, teeth whitening visits at a local dentist, a week in a condo on a country club in palm springs, a collection of scentsy candle products. Boutique items (quilts, crafts, etc.) are also great for silent auctions

As stated above, we are looking for a variety of items for the silent auction. We are also planning on parlaying this silent auction with a live auction for higher priced items. Packages that hopefully we can get and always seem to sell well:

1. Mountain bike or expensive outdoor rec equipment.
2. Travel & vacation packages (cruises for two, stay in a time share etc.)
3. Vespa scooter or some type of ATV.
4. Home theater projection/screen/etc.
5. Outdoor play set.
6. Private dinner in your home for eight people from a local restaurant.
7. Art or sculpture from a local artist.
8. ski equipment with season pass

Please, for this to go well we need participation from in collecting and giving donations. If you have an item or a special skill to donate, please donate. If you know people or a company that might be able to donate a good or service , please ask. Who is on board?

Wes Smith will be tracking donations and heading the donation portion of the auction. Please email or call him if you are on board to help. We need a count of who is willing to give or collect.

Cell number:(801)673-4982

Let's do what we can to help the family.

Thank you !


  1. Will email if I can find donation items. I think you might have typed Wes' email it

  2. It is what I got from a post from David on FB. I thought it was weird too, but from what I have heard, it is correct.