Thank you for supporting the Delta Pilots Charitable Fund and Gillette Children’s in Saint Paul, Minnesota! Orders for the 2023 Holiday Tie Campaign are available now. The extra long tie is sold out for 2023.
This year’s design is inspired by the drawings of 3-year old Gillette Children’s patient, Caius.
Caius loves learning about everything around him: Colors, numbers, letters. His favorite things consist of drawing, painting, building blocks and making people laugh. According to his mom, he’s the biggest extrovert she’s ever met.
Caius’ story took a turn on Friday, May 26, 2023, just before Memorial Day weekend. According to his mom, their car was hit by a truck while going to visit Caius’ grandpa. Caius, then just 2-years old, was airlifted from the scene with a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures and a sprained ankle. “It was hard seeing him like that, seeing someone so full of life look so lifeless,” his mom confessed.
Since being admitted to Gillette, Caius is back to coloring, building, talking and trying to make people laugh. “Watching him grow and recover reminds me to [have] hope and keep faith,” his mom said.
For more than 125 years, Gillette Children’s has focused on some of the toughest challenges in pediatric medicine, caring for brain, bone and movement conditions needing specialized expertise. Gillette provides comprehensive services, highly trained specialists, and family-centered care, allowing patients to achieve their dreams and write their own story.
The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund promotes the health, education, and welfare of America’s most valuable resource—our children. The Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and all donations may be tax deductible. Please check with your personal tax advisor.
Thank you for supporting the Delta Pilots Charitable Fund and Gillette Children’s!