CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Every year, Sparrow Clubs chooses a child in need and pairs them with a local school that adopts them for year. Wednesday, Crater High School got to meet their Sparrow: a 5-year-old little girl who they will help financially support.
A stadium full of students welcomed Addison Irey on Wednesday afternoon. Addison was born with a skin disorder. After recovering from that at 4-years-old, she was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation, or ”AVM”. The condition is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins.
“A lot of people haven’t heard of AVM, so it’s nice to get that out there so they can know that’s not just a head ache you need to look further,” said Mandy Irey, Addison’s mother. “Which is what we did and thank God we did.”
“You get worried about things in your life, and then you look at them and you think about what they’re going through and how positive and happy they are about they’re life, and so it just gives you perspective,” said Sparrow Club Member, Amanda Hill.
Students at Crater have been challenged to perform 250 hours of community service to raise money that will be matched by a local sponsor. Last year, the school performed more than 3,000 hours total.