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Impact Radio raises BIG MONEY for the Stockdales

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:42 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:10 AM

Making an IMPACT!


So many people have stepped forward to help the Stockdale family of Middleton... if you are reading this you might be be one of them. After my BLOG post on their situation this week - and all the comments on it, I can tell you that people have VERY strong opinions about this family and their dilemma.

Some of you support donating to help pay for Ryan Stockdale's experimental brain surgery, and some think all this attention on one family is unfair - and that the community should spread the wealth to help other families who are in desperate need too.

No matter what your opinion is (and all opinions are respected on this BLOG) what I'm about to share with you is an incredible feat for any community!

Yesterday at 2pm, Impact Radio Group set up camp at the Syringa Bank at Fairview and Eagle to collect donations from people who want to give to Ryan Stockdale's surgery fund.

The radio stations are calling it "The Power of a Dollar" - and I heard through the grapevine that they made a lot of cash yesterday... so I called one of the radio stations over at the bank this morning and found out that since yesterday's 2pm start time - they have raised over $35,000 for the family.

$35,000 dollars!

"Our hearts are filled with the support and community involvement that has been shown today and we don't want to stop until we reach our goal of $80,000 for the Stockdales." - Impact Radio Group

If you want to stop by and see this amazing show of community support for the Stockdale family in action, you can. Impact is out there at Syringa Bank right now. They plan to stay there broadcasting LIVE until the $80,000 needed for Ryan Stockdale's Deep Brain Stimulation surgery is raised.

If the people who live in Idaho can do this for just one family, imagine what we could do as a community for others in need too!

UPDATE @ 6:21pm: This afternoon, IMPACT reached that goal and raised the 80,000 dollars needed for Ryan Stockdale's surgery...