The Meadow Open

PDGA logoSaturday, July 18, 2020 at Macon County Recreation Park in Franklin, North Carolina
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

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Disc Golfers Support Disc Golfers in time of need; David & Patience Izquierdo expecting baby Meadow Izquierdo

Please read about our purpose described by David & Patience

On December 1st after spending a long weekend with family for Thanksgiving, we found out we were pregnant. Before we ever got married we talked about the future and having a house full of children. We were so excited that God had given us the gift of this baby and the future ahead of us as we began our family of 3.

On March 31st that excitement turned into fear as we went for a routine anatomy scan and found that our baby girl, Meadow Ruah, had multiple congenital anomalies. After being sent to Asheville the same day to visit with a maternal-fetal medicine doctor we found out that she has what is known as Dandy-Walker syndrome and an unknown heart condition. Dandy-Walker is a malformation in her brain that causes her Cerebellum, the part of the brain that coordinates movement, not to form. This brain abnormality often results in problems with movement, coordination, intellect, mood, and other neurological functions. In some children with Dandy-Walker fluid build up in the brain (hydrocephalus) is an issue but that has not been the case with Meadow so far. We are very thankful for that. Once she is born, if she does experience hydrocephalus, she will need to have a shunt placed in her brain cavity to allow for fluid drainage as this can be fatal if not treated. The doctors are also worried she has a heart condition involving her aorta (main artery that comes out of her heart). They know her aorta extends higher up into the neck but, due to her positioning and bones around the area, they have not been able to get a good image of it. Once she is born they will do an echocardiogram and a CT scan to get a definitive diagnosis and to decide if she needs heart surgery. We will be delivering in Charlotte where our daughter will be admitted to the NICU to be observed and receive extensive testing and care to give her, her best chance at life

Before all of this, Patience and I had no idea what any of this was, so we understand if it is confusing. We never thought we would be in a situation like this. However, we are hopeful that little Meadow will have a healthy brain otherwise, and that her body will learn to cope. It’s going to take a lot of time, dedication and trust in God, but we are ready for the challenge. In this we are also so thankful for the kindness and prayers of our friends, family, and strangers. Even though there is still so much uncertainty and fear about the future having people there has been a blessing, and we know it will continue to be a blessing after she gets here.

Thank you deeply to all who decide to give. In giving you are helping us give our Meadow the treatments and testing she needs and we are humbled and honored at the generosity of those around us. We could never put into words what it means to us.

Refund policy

Franklin Disc Golf Club is responsible for all refunds/cancellations.

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Schedule

Saturday, July 18, 2020
9:00amSign in starts at 8am
Players meeting starts 8:45am
First Round starts 9am
One hour lunch break after last card
Second Round TBA

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
$40.00MPOOpen
$40.00FPOOpen Women
$35.00MA1Advanced
$35.00FA1Advanced Women
$35.00MA2Intermediate
$30.00MA3Recreational
$30.00MJ18Junior 18