FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 23, 2018) – FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 23, 2018) – Allyn International (Allyn), a local supply chain consulting firm, has donated more than $5,000 to Golisano’s Children Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Each quarter at Allyn, an employee is given the opportunity to raise funds for a nonprofit of their choice. For Allyn’s second quarter of the year, Heather Oskvarek volunteered herself to become the chairperson to raise funds that benefit Golisano’s.
Oskvarek chose to benefit the Golisano’s NICU for saving her daughter’s life. While pregnant in 2017, Oskvarek was diagnosed with Highly Elevated Liver Low Platelets (HELLP) Syndrome and was going into liver failure. The only cure to save Oskvarek was early delivery. Her daughter, Emerincia (Emma), was born 11 weeks premature. After birth, Emma was sent to Golisano’s as it was the closest children’s hospital. Emma spent 63 days in Golisano’s NICU, where she had to learn how to breathe, eat and grow.
Oskvarek hosted various events throughout quarter two, such as an Easter egg hunt, taco bar, and Painting with a Twist night at Gulf Coast Town Center. Employees eagerly participated in the events and one employee even donated the remainder of funds to reach Oskvarek’s goal. Throughout the quarter, Oskvarek managed to raise $2,843.15. Allyn then matched the amount to reach $5,686.30 As a result, Allyn has donated more than $157,000 to nonprofits worldwide.