Do you remember when your child took their first step? The look on their face is priceless. It’s the joy of discovery. What if you weren’t sure that your child would ever learn to walk?
The Holmes family anticipated the birth of their second child with great joy. The pregnancy progressed smoothly and their little boy appeared to be developing as expected. Upon delivery, their doctor shared the news that their son Talan, was born with a rare congenital defect called Tibial Hemimelia. He was missing his right arm, the tibia of his right leg as well as the knee cap and ligaments in his right knee and ankle. He also had a hole in his right lung. Once the initial shock passed and knowing what their sweet son faced, the Holmes family rallied around little Talan and prepared for the journey that lie ahead.
The Talan Holmes Annual Charity Golf Classic is an effort within our community to support not only Talan Holmes and his family, but other families who have been impacted by Tibial
Hemimelia. These children have many obstacles to overcome often including multiple surgeries and prostheses fittings. As these children grow they must be refitted fo
r these new limbs; this alone presents many challenges. You can imagine the financial weight that this carries for the family of a child with Tibial Hemimelia.
In addition and like Talan’s family, many are unaware that their child suffers from this abnormality until birth. The Talan Holmes Charity Golf Classic helps families that may be otherwise unable to fund the medical expenses that come along with Tibial Hemimelia, including the correct prosthesis.
Talan has undergone his first surgery is now learning to walk with his first prosthesis. By supporting this charity you are potentially giving a child that first experience of learning how to walk. You’re giving those parents a chance to see the joy of discovery on their child’s face. What could be better than this?
At Dagley Insurance & Financial Services, we are proud to support the Holmes Family in the Talan Holmes Charity Golf Classic. We know that Talan is such a blessing to his parents and sister as well as our community. We hope that you will join us in supporting their efforts, whether monetarily or helping to spread the word. For more information about how you can support the Holmes Family and those overcoming similar obstacles, please visit their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/talanholmescharitygolfclassic or the Talan Holmes Charity Golf Classic website.