When Baylee was 19 weeks pregnant, she settled in for her anatomy scan with optimism. All of her prenatal screenings had come back normal, including the maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein blood test, which can signal possible neural tube defects.
But just seconds into the ultrasound, the technician’s demeanor changed. She noticed enlarged ventricles and a lesion in the baby’s spine. It appeared to be spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal column doesn’t form properly, leaving a section of spinal cord and nerves exposed through an opening in the back.
Read the entire story here : https://www.chop.edu/stories/fetal-surgery-spina-bifida-mason-s-story
We are committed to bringing awareness to Spina Bifida, specifically surrounding the diagnosis in utero. Our story will become another families reality and through our platform we will support and educate families moving forward. We are heavily involved in the fishing community and know this platform can truly reach the level of awareness we are hoping to gain. The money raised will be sent to a family that will be making their journey to CHOP just like we did. The financial burden can be great for a family leaving their jobs and home behind in just a weeks notice. This contribution will hopefully relieve that stress so the family can focus on the journey they are going to embark on and the health of their twice born miracle.
May 2019 we were able to select the 1st recipients of the Mason's Voice charity. The Hutson family moved from Tampa, Florida to Philadelphia for Fetal Surgery on their unborn baby boy. Their reaction to our contribution is linked below.
In May 2020 we were able to select our 2nd family as recipients of the Mason's Voice charity. The Clark family moved from their home in Tennessee to Philadelphia for Fetal Surgery on their unborn baby girl. Their reaction to learning they were being selected is below.
Please download and print the registration form and wavier below. Fill out the forms, sign, and bring your form of payment with you to the Captains meeting. These forms are required before your number is issued. Thanks in advance for helping us speed-up the registration line.
If you would like to pay online, please do so at the above link and bring the registration form and wavier with you with noted payment.
Registration for the calcuttas will be available at the captains meeting on August 14, 2019. Cash or check only.
6:00 pm August 14, 2020
5:00 pm August 15, 2020
3030 Harbor Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
THIS IS A BIG FISH FORMAT TOURNAMENT
WE HAVE ALSO ADDED A COBIA CALCUTTA AND JR. ANGLER DIVISION
1. Boundaries – From the Fernandina Inlet to the Flagler Pier, No Further than 4 miles offshore
a. You may leave from which ever inlet you wish (FISH MUST BE CAUGHT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES)
2. This is a NO Check Out Tournament with lines in the water at 7am and out of the water at 2pm
3. You may catch bait via cast net or hook and line starting at 5am before fishing begins. NO LIVE BAIT CAN BE PURCHASED and/or PINNED UP. (Live Bait must be caught day of fishing)
a. ANY form of dead or artificial bait may be used.
b. You MAY leave the boundaries to catch bait so long as NO fishing lines are deployed.
4. Weigh-in time is 1:30pm - 4:30pm. You MUST be in line for weigh-in at the Marlin Club in St. Augustine no later than 4:30pm on August 15, 2020.
5. You may weigh-in by boat or by vehicle. DO NOT HAVE TO WEIGH BY BOAT.
6. NO Electric Reels
7. NO Mutilated Fish will be accepted
8. Any protests must be announced no more than 30 minutes after scale closure.
Please contact Louis Joseph with any questions 9043345892