Marathon County Snowmobilers Raise Money For A Baby With Health Problems

Snowmobile clubs in Marathon County are opening their wallets to help an area baby born with several birth defects.

 

The snowmobilers held a fundraiser in Halder, which is about 8 miles West of Mosinee.

The Green Valley Stump Jumpers and the Emmet Snow Drifters invited snowmobiling enthusiasts to come to their turf, in the name of charity.

The clubs are a part of the Marathon County Snowmobile Council.

One of the organizers Todd Dahlke says they have hosted fundraisers like this in the past.

Sunday it was all about helping 6 month old Isaac Sorenson, who is facing a lifetime of surgeries and medical issues.

He says the clubs enjoy coming together to help families in need.

"Basically snowmobiling is family orientated sport… and it’s the idea of helping somebody," says Dahlke, with the Green Valley Stump Jumpers.

Through raffles and food sales they hope to raise at least 3 thousand dollars for the family.

Tom Martin is Isaac’s grandfather.

"He was born 3 months premature, he has multiple birth defects, he has diaphragm issues, breathing problems, he will need ongoing medical care."

Martin says Isaac spent 4 months in the hospital… far away from home.

He says the trips from Sturgeon Bay to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee put a dent in the families pockets.

"It’s the traveling the loss of work that’s put a strain on them financially. "

Martin says the family is managing Isaac’s medical bills— thanks to their insurance but they are struggling to make other payments.

"[This fundraiser] will help them out a lot short term, with housing payments, insurance payments so they can get caught up over the course of this whole thing."

The Marathon County Snowmobile Council is matching donations to the family up to $1,000.

For more information on how you can help click on the link below to contact Jon Daniels, the Marathon County Snowmobile/ ATV Coordinator.

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