Sofija is an 18 yr old Senior in High School who has lost her leg due to Osteosarcoma Cancer. After being diagnosed in 2015 with Ewing’s Sarcoma, Sofija went through Chemotherapy Treatment. A little over a year ago her and her family were informed that the cancer had come back as Osteosarcoma. The only option was to amputate her leg due to the location of the tumor. In order for Sofija to continue to live a normal life she will need a prosthetic leg which insurance WILL NOT pay for. Hoosier Classic along with many other top fanciers and OLR will be supporting the auction in hopes of raising enough money to cover the cost of a prosthetic leg for Sofija.
Sofija loved her pigeons and was active along with her father (Beko Loft) in the Great Racing Pigeon Sport.
Please support a racing pigeon family in a time of need.If you would like to donate a bird(s) or OLR Perch/Activation to the auction please contact Fred Smeltzer from iPigeon.
Update #89 for 2020 Season We have been quite busy the last few days sending birds home. In 3 days we sent out 217 boxes of birds. This is no easy task and we are thankful for our staff and family that help us every year doing this. With this shipment and the shipment 2 weeks ago that is a total of over 350 boxes sent out. There are a few more birds to go back however with Thanksgiving being next week we will not send any birds out. They will go out between Nov 30th & Dec 2nd. We tried to keep cost reasonable with shipping and most boxes were $60 for shipping. All of the auction birds have now been shipped out and the remaining pedigrees were mailed out today. There are still 50 prize payments that need to be made but do not have the W9 papers in to get them paid. Please, please get this paperwork in. If you sent it and are unsure if we got it please feel free to call the office during the day and we can check. Some days we receive upwards of 50 emails a day and it may have been overlooked. Over the next few weeks we will be disinfecting the loft and preparing for next season. Accepting birds is not that far away even though we have just finished this season. Expect an update in the next few days with information regarding the 2021 season. There is a BIG CHANGE coming!!