Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hope For the Future!

Order your wristband today by clicking on the donate button. The cost is $8 that includes shipping. All funds go into an account set up for Demarion's medical bills. He has surgery coming up and any donation you make helps.We appreciate your support! Click any of the donate buttons on this page. Make sure you include your mailing address. I will begin mailing them on July 28th.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What a Trip!

Thanks to all of you for your support. We have been back from China for two weeks now and boy are things different. Demarion is doing well. His walking has improved and he's much more aware. We know we have a long road ahead of us. Over the next several months while the stem cells mature we will be busy. He's in therapy 4 times a week and we work really hard at home. If you have facebook check out photos of our journey at Demarion's Hope for the Future. We also still have Hope for the future wristbands. They are $5 each and all of the funds go to Demarion's funds for his medical bills (which include therapy, equipment, and home health care products). If you didn't get a chance to follow our journey in China you can catch up on I kept this site updated (as most other sites were blocked while we were in China). I look forward to the many accomplishments Demarion will achieve over the next few months and sharing them all with you.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mom Fights To Pass Law, Get Son Medical Treatment - Health News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Check out Demarion's story that aired on KOCO-TV last night after the Oscars. We will continue to fight to get Demarion to China. Thank you all for your support, love and prayers.

Mom Fights To Pass Law, Get Son Medical Treatment - Health News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Almost There!

Things have been going awesome with fundraising. I can't express how excited we are about all of the support we've received. Just this past weekend an event was held in North Carolina to raise funds for Demarion's trip. We've been truly blessed in so many ways. Just last week Demarion's neurologist informed us that he was not having seizures. This is HUGE! We couldn't be happier. We've worried for three years about the seizures he had right after the accident. That night, was the first night in years that I slept the entire night. There was a peace that came over me and reminded me that everything would be ok.

We've come to know so many awesome people along the way. Some of those awesome people are Shaun and Maria Koonce. This family is a family that we didn't know, but have been so instrumental in helping Demarion. In March, Maria, who is a photographer is holding a fundraiser called Capture that Moment. This event is a mini photo session. The mini session is $25 and you get 20 frames. Each session will last 30 minutes to ensure you get the shots you want. This would be a great gift idea for Easter or Mother's Day. Maria is donating all proceeds to Demarion's China trip fund.  This event will be Saturday March 17 and 18 from 10am-4pm. For More information and to reserve your time slot contact Maria Koonce today at or (405) 371-3838. You can share this with your friends and family. We want this to be a great event for all involved.

Like the title says, we are halfway there to giving Demarion a better quality of life. Again, our family is extremely thankful for the love, support and most of all prayers. Remember, faith the size of a mustard seed has the potential of endless possibilities.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Holidays!

With the Holiday Season in full swing I've been extremely busy! We are still working hard to get the funds needed to get to China. I must admit it has been hard work, but it has been rewarding and well worth it. Since my last post we have raised a large amount of funds. We were blessed to have a banquet that raised more than $5,000. I'm so grateful for all of the volunteers that gave up a Sunday to help and all who attended. It was a huge success. The following week a wonderful group of Children in Yukon, OK put on a talent show to raise money. This was extremely heartwarming! These kids put on a show that blew us away. I couldn't believe how talented these little ones were. I heard the sweetest singing voices, enthusiastic dancing, and a hoola hoop performance that I can't stop talking about. Thanks to Perma Jessup and all the participants. It was a Saturday well spent.
We are now getting ready for a bowling tournament sponsored by the bowling team at Southwestern Christian University. This event will be held on Sunday December 11 at Holiday Lanes Bowling Center in Oklahoma City, OK. The event will be from 12-6pm. Contact Coach Shaun Koonce today for more information at  (405) 863-7132. The cost is $60 per team (4 member teams).

Demarion has been working so hard lately. I can't wait to get him to China and get him that boost to help him achieve even more goals. Just two weeks ago he used his left hand, something he hasn't done in almost three years. His therapists are working even harder to prepare him for China. They have been so supportive and helpful.
As I think about what I am thankful for during this holiday season, it's pretty easy. I'm thankful for a loving family, supportive friends and caring strangers. I'm thankful for the kind words and warming hugs from people who are touched by the miracle of Demarion. I'm thankful for a team of hardworking, thinking outside of the box doctors and therapists that have become like family on this journey to get Demarion better.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Things are going GREAT!

One down and many more to go! That's my new outlook on things right now. We had our first fundraiser this past weekend and it was a success! I would like to thank all of the people who donated to the garage sale. We collected a little more than $1,500! Not too bad for one day. Demarion continues to do awesome. I can't wait until we actually get to get on the plane and know that we are on our way. The next fundraiser will be in November. I would like to envite everyone to come out and join us for this banquet. There will be a catered dinner, entertainment, door prizes and a silent aution. For all of you that like to bowl, there will be a bowling tournament hosted by Southwestern Christian University in December. This entire team is excited about helping their new honorary member get to China! I'm so thankful to Coach Shaun Koonce for putting this event together. So, those are the things that are coming up in the next few weeks. Thanks to all of you for your love, support and prayer.

Benefit Banquet
Sunday November 6, 2011 3:00 pm
The Centre
4325 Northwest 50th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Tickets $25/single, $45/couple, $190/table (seats 8)
Purchase tickets by calling (405) 301-1323 or e-mail Edna @

Demarion Pittman Benefit Bowling Tournament
Saturday December 10, 2011 12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Holiday Lanes Bowling Center
4 member teams (any combination)
3 games
Contact Coach Shaun Koonce  (405) 863-7132 to resgister your team