We are rapidly approaching this year’s annual Jocelyn Paige Lee Golf Tournament to benefit Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This year’s tournament will be held on Saturday April 27 at noon at The River Golf & Country Club in Louisburg, NC. We would like to formally invite each and every one of you to attend if possible, if you are unable to attend we understand and ask that you make a donation to help the cause. As many of you know Jocelyn went home to be with our Lord on August 14, 2011, it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that she was right here with us. We praise God that He has given us that peace and also the truth that we will be together again one day soon.
We continue the battle of beating SMA as we are now blessed with our 2nd son Nathan who was diagnosed with the same type (Type I) as Jocelyn. We are asking that each of you look deep within your hearts and ask God what part can you play in helping with this year’s tournament. Help us make a difference in the lives of these blessed children and their families. ALL proceeds will go directly to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (www.fsma.org).
You can either sign up to participate or make a donation by visiting the link below.
We also ask that you please pass this along to family and friends in hopes that they too will participate and/or donate. We attached a flyer to this email to pass out or post around you areas. Thank you in advance for your contributions and we look forward to seeing and meeting each on you April 27th!
Shane and Jennifer Lee
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35
We would like to announce the birth of Jocelyn’s new baby brother Nathan Kris Lee! God brought him into this world on August 9th. Nathan was a huge 9lbs 5 ounces! We can’t express enough in words how awesome God is! He has continued to bless our family time and time again. He was named Nathan after the Prophet Nathan in the time of King David, Nathan in Hebrew means “God has given”. God has given us everything that is good and we praise Him by promising to give Him Nathan in service of His kingdom. We did the SMA testing and the test says that Nathan has SMA, however we trust that God has a different answer. We have adopted Psalm 118:17 as Nathan’s life motto, it says “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD”. We believe that God can do EXACTLY what His Word says….Nathan will be an example of putting our faith in Jesus Christ as we believe he will grow up to show no signs of SMA and proclaim the saving Grace of our Lord and Savior. Rejoice with us for Jesus has taken our transgressions upon the cross and therefore disease has no authority over our lives!!!
We had our first board of directors meeting on May 1st and have elected the following to the board:
- President – Shane Lee
- Vice Pres. – Jennifer Lee
- Secretary – Susan Simmons
- Treasurer – Derek Schmidt
These positions are 4 year terms, per our by-laws. We will now be holding our meetings quarterly. We look forward to continuing to raise awareness and funds for such a great cause.
2012 Annual Golf Tournament
Wow, what a day! We had a great outpouring of love and support for a successful 4th Annual Golf Tournament today. Thank you to all who came out to support such a great cause. 100% of the proceeds today went to Families of SMA (www.fsma.org).
2012 Annual Benefit Photos
On behalf of the JPL Foundation we would like to thank all who came out for our 5th Annual Benefit Dinner last night! This was a very difficult event as it’s the first since our borrowed angel Jocelyn has returned home to the Lord. Jocelyn has touched many people over the years and we have been able to raise both awareness as well as funds to help find a cure. This year we raised over $6,000!
Congratulations to Bob & Lisa Ansalvish who won this years trip raffle. They have won accommodations for a 3 day / 2 night trip.
Thanks again to all who supported us in this event. We look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming golf tournament.