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Dapper Dan Club of Allegany County is a longtime friend and supporter of The League. Two of their fundraising events that benefit The League are listed below. The Dapper Dan is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping children in the area. If you, or someone you know, played Little League baseball in Cumberland then you have the Dapper Dan Club to thank! Their committment to the community and children is exceptional.
Each year Dapper Dan Club sponsors the
"Dapper Dan Awards Banquet"
Proceeds Benefit The League for Crippled Children
THANKS TO DAPPER DAN FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE LEAGUE!
2016 DAPPER DAN AWARDS BANQUET
Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club
with proceeds benefiting
The Children's League
A wonderful evening to honor and recognize the area's best youth athletes.
Thanks to Dapper Dan for their support and another successful banquet
Congratulations to all award recipients!
Congratulations to League patient Isaiah Bailey for being selected as the 2016 Dapper Dan Child of the Year!
Isaiah Bailey, will be honored as The Children’s League, Dapper Dan Child of the Year at the 68th Annual Dapper Dan Awards Banquet, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club. Isaiah is 8 years old and resides in Keyser, West Virginia with his adoptive parents Daniel and Dorothy Bailey and an older and younger sister. His parents home school him and he is in 3rd grade. He enjoys basketball and football and is a Dallas Cowboy and West Virginia University football fan. Isaiah loves learning and enjoys all of his school subjects. One of his favorite pastimes is studying and learning about dinosaurs. He is a member of Fountain United Brethren Church, Keyser, WV where he is involved in the Wednesday Night Youth Group and is also a member of the Children’s Choir.
Isaiah was born with a right complete unilateral cleft lip. At just 3 days old he was placed in the care of loving foster parents who are now his adoptive parents. Seeking medical help the Bailey’s brought two-week-old Isaiah to The Children’s League to be evaluated in the Cumberland Cleft Clinic directed by Dr. Robert Carpenter and managed and operated by the League. Dr. Carpenter’s cleft clinic team comprised of 10 local physicians and professionals evaluated Isaiah and began a multi stage surgical repair and treatment plan for his cleft lip and palate. His first surgery was when just an infant for his cleft lip repair and at 18 months old he had surgery to repair his cleft palate. He had pharyngeal flap surgery in 2015 and will be scheduled in the very near future for his palatal expander and some dental extractions. Isaiah continues to be closely followed at the League by Dr. Carpenter and the Cumberland Cleft Clinic Team. As with most all cleft lip/palate patients Isaiah has demonstrated the need for speech therapy. Since age 3 he has received weekly speech therapy through the Scottish Rite Speech Language Disorders Clinic, which is also managed and operated by The Children’s League.
He is a young man who will melt your heart with his genuine sweet smile and warm personality. He is out going and enjoys striking up a conversation with just about everyone. A very happy and mature young man for just eight years old.