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Pumpkins for Lumpkins at Shlagel Farm

Sunday, 28 October, 2012




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Please join Adam and his family for our first "Pumpkins for Lumpkins" event at Shlagel Farms and pumpkin patch 12850 Shlagel Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601.

The cost is $10 per person, with a family max of $40. This includes a 1-mile Pumpkin Waddle walk for Adam with trick-or-treat stops. WEAR YOUR COSTUMES and get some great candy along the way!!

After the walk, there will be a light breakfast, costume contest, face-painting and activities. You will also get one admission to Shlagel Farms' pumpkin patch per family. (Additional admissions are available for purchase that day).

We will also be selling Praying for Adam shirts, bracelets and car magnets. We will also be selling tickets to a new raffle item we will be displaying.

If you have any questions, please email or call Liz at 301-502-6230

Adam Lumpkins is an amazing 5 year-old who has been battling Pre-B Cell Acute Lympoblastic Leukemia since he was 21 months old. Adam is the son of Jamie, a Maryland Paramedic and Chris, a Federal Firefighter in VA. Adam has a 9 year-old brother, Christopher and a 7 year-old sister, Raegan. The family resides in King Grorge, VA.

On June 27, 2012, Adam began to have trouble breathing. He was rushed to VCU Hospital in Richmond, where he is treated for his Leukemia. His breathing became so bad that he was admitted to the PICU, intubated and placed on a ventilator while being given antibiotics, steroids, sedation and pain medication through numerous IVs. He was diagnosed with Pneumocystic Pneumonia. After over two weeks on the vent, Adam's stomach became hard and began to distend. A scan showed a perforation to his bowel and on July 17, he underwent emergency surgery. Adam's condition was unstable to begin with, which made surgery extremely risky. The perforation was repaired and a colostomy bag was placed. Adam came through the surgery and continued to fight. A few days later, after being on the vent for 25 days, Adam had enough and pulled his tube out.

Adam's condition slowly started to improve and he did not need to be placed back on the vent. After some time, he was moved out of the PICU and into a regular room. On August 7, after being hospitalized for 42 days, prayers were answered and Adam was released.

A couple weeks later, Adam started having belly pain that became severe. He was once again taken to VCU where doctors determined his gallbladder was infected and gang green. September 4 he underwent surgery to have it removed. Surgery was more complicated than planned and Adam ended up back on the vent. Thankfully that only lasted a few days Adam amazed everyone with how quickly he recovered and he is now resting comfortably at home.

Chris and Jamie have been on and off work while caring for their sick little boy and bills are piling up. They are both public servants and have given so much to help other people, we want to help them during this tough time.




Shlagel Farm
12850 Shlagel Road
Waldorf, MD 20601

Event Contact

Liz Caswell

Phone: 3015016230
Website: Click to Visit

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