Dr. April Kosinski was the original host the Your Health and Wellness segment here on Girard at Large.  She left the show nearly a year ago, pregnant with the son that just passed away at barely more than eight months of age. Dr. April & CJ

Dr. April and Dr. John Kosinski are the owners East Coast Chiropractic in downtown Manchester.  Through their business, they have touched the lives of thousands of patients, and their friends, and families over the last six years, both in their practice and through support of countless charitable causes.

Click here to watch a brief, touching video testimonial commemorating CJ’s all too brief life.

Even during the toughest of times, Dr April finds ways way to change others lives.  She even worked a few hours at the office while CJ was still hospitalized.  She found helping others helped her mentally overcome their traumatic situation.

Now, friends and the beneficiaries of their largess are coming together to support them in their tragic time of need.  While CJ battled a “first of its kind” affliction, the cause of which is still unknown, the family’s life and business came to a near standstill.  They are NOT asking for help, but we are on their behalf to help them recover both financially and emotionally by asking other to share their sorrow and help them recover in celebration of CJ’s all too brief life.

Monetary donations in any amount can be made online at www.gofundme.com/bostonburrito.  Contributions can also be sent or given to Amelia Hayes at East Coast Chiropractic.

Events scheduled to assist the family at this time include:

Monday March 3, 2014: Painting Prayers for CJ at MusePaint Bar @ 6:30pm. $45 per painter  Forty percent will be donated to CJ’s fund. To “paint with a purpose” get your tickets here:  http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=OrIQE&m=3ixvHambD524Fty&b=3XjwvGDP.iHvypBL6NE15Q  !

Saturday March 15, 2014:  FUNdraiser at Nuthin But Good Times from 4-8pm. More than 20% of food and admission sales will be donated to CJ’s fund. Perfect for all ages.

Wednesday March 26, 2014:  Dine 2 Donate at Murphy’s Diner from 4-8pm. 10% of the event’s food sales will be donated to CJ’s fund. Bring the whole family! Eat good food for a good cause.

Also contributing:

LIVING LOCKETS:  These unique pieces of jewelry are like little time capsules.  All commission from any Origami Owl purchase will be donated to CJ’s Fund.  Jewelry will be shipped directly to your home. Check them out here and purchase through the “Burritos Jewelry Bar.”  http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=OrIQE&m=3ixvHambD524Fty&b=E_YyVf6fPT8JofRLV0NEtA

Compassion for CJ” bracelets are for sale at East Coast Chiropractic, St Anselm College and White Swan Yoga for a donation of $2-$5. All proceeds donated directly towards CJ’s Fund.

This morning, Rhoda Sommer of Anytime Fitness in Hooksett announced on the Girard at Large program that they will make a contribution to CJ’s Fund for every new member that joins in the month of March.

As new events come forward, we will post them here.  So, please check back with us from time to time, share this story with others and pray that little CJ’s will someday be at peace with their devastating loss.

With appreciation for your help on behalf of the Kosinski Family, we at Girard at Large thank you for your generosity.