COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June, 29 2017) – On Wednesday, June 28, the Dutch Bros in Colorado Springs located at 1802 E. Platte Ave. raised $13,074 for Henry Tuttle to help him and his family offset medical expenses incurred in correlation with Henry's cancer diagnosis.
“We are absolutely overwhelmed the support of our community for this amazing family,” said Rita Pickern, owner of Dutch Bros Colorado Springs. “We are particularly touched by the people who came by and reached into their own pockets to offer additional help.”
Henry Tuttle, a local boy born premature and then diagnosed with cancer spent the first 15 weeks of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. About a year after leaving the unit, doctors fund a cancerous tumor in his brain. The tumor was successfully removed, but now young boy will endure six rounds of chemotherapy to continue to combat his cancer.
“The Lord knows the road ahead is long, but with the support of family, friends and even total strangers we are not alone in this fight thank you,” said Lisa Tuttle, Henry’s mom.
The Dutch Bros on Platte Ave. donated proceeds from Wednesday's sales to the Tuttle family to help offset medical expenses incurred during this unforeseen chapter in their lives. To encourage participation, the location also offered 9-stamp loyalty cards with every large drink purchased. Dutch Bros Colorado Springs also provided onsite donation buckets for community members who were compelled to donate additional funds to this local family in their time of need.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to support Henry and his family during this struggle,” said Rita.