Military family donates to Nemours Children’s Health System

All proceeds are donated to Nemours’ Deptford and Cherry Hill pediatric sites

From left to right, Derrick Smith (Chief Development Officer, Delaware Valley, Nemours Institutional Advancement), George Gaudlap, Raymond Gaudlap, Alexandrea Gaudlap, Ryan Gaudlap, Lu Ann Gardiner (Ambulatory Site and Community Engagement Coordinator, Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Deptford), Kathleen Diblin (Therapy Services Manager Nemours duPont Pediatrics Deptford/Cherry Hill), Anthony Putney (Director of Nemours duPont Pediatircs Deptford Surgery Center).

On Monday, June 21, The Gaudlap family presented a check for $5000 to Nemours DuPont Pediatrics, Deptford. Alex and George Guadlap’s son Raymond is a patient at Nemours.

Raymond is five years old and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of two. In June 2020, Raymond was diagnosed with a rare gene mutation called VAMP2. Mutations in the VAMP2 gene causes neurodevelopmental disorders. Currently, there are only eight documented cases in the world so far.

Raymond’s parents are New Jersey natives and are truly grateful for everything Nemours has done for their family. After spending time in North Carolina for George’s military placement, they decided to move back to New Jersey so that Raymond could receive the proper care he needs at Nemours.

The money was raised from the 2nd Annual Raging Raymond Fluke Tournament hosted in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. The fishing tournament is also a way to raise awareness for Raymond’s genetic condition. All proceeds are donated to Nemours’ Deptford and Cherry Hill pediatric sites.