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October 16, 2013

Foundation 'FLiPs' at chance to create awareness


“It’s very dangerous. Part of the danger comes from misdiagnosis,” Tyler said.

In fact, Tricia is in the hospital now and will have surgery for her pancreas and spleen in the coming days. Her spleen was found detached.

“For Tricia, her organs are slowly coming back and awakening but it is a slow process,” Tyler said.

The foundation in its short history has been busy helping the Roarks and creating awareness for the disease. The first event was a 5K color run/walk at Eastside Park. Through mostly word of mouth and social media, the foundation had 70 participants.

Last week, the foundation held an event again at Eastside Park, complete with family fun for children and parents.

Tupperware representative Sarah Fisher was also at the Kiwanis Building and will donate proceeds from sales to the end of the month to the foundation.

“(Jenilee) told me about the foundation and the fundraisers,” Fisher said. “Since my son was born early and we had problems with our baby, our hearts went out to them and we wanted to pay it forward.”

There are more events the foundation plans on holding soon in the coming months, including an auction and a dance benefit.

Tyler said he hopes that AFLP will able to be screened and diagnosed quickly, so less families will have to go through what the Roarks went through.

“I’m hoping that starting this foundation that one day AFLP will be (better known),” Tyler said.

Garrett said he is glad the foundation was established to create more awareness about the disease.

“I’m happy they are doing it,” Garrett said.

For more information or to volunteer, check out the FLiP Foundation on Facebook or email

For more information or to volunteer, check out the FLiP Foundation on Facebook or email

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