Jessica Gaston, her husband, and daughter Hailey, along with Doug Bramble, owner of Valpak of Las Vegas franchise.
When Valpak and sister company Savings.com set out to find a reason to save, they didn’t realize they would be hearing about a family’s ultimate reason to save – their 5-year-old daughter, Hailey.
Savings.com and Valpak celebrated National Coupon Month with 10,000 Reasons to Save, a national campaign intended to educate and empower people to save more in the every day.
As part of this campaign, the companies launched a contest asking consumers to share personal reasons for saving for a chance to win $10,000.
Close to 500 people entered the contest. Of more than 500 entries in the week and a half entry period, entries were narrowed down to five top candidates. Consumers were then asked to vote for their favorite entries on the website http://www.ReasonstoSave.com
Hailey’s mom, Jessica Gaston, of Las Vegas, entered the contest, writing about her daughter and family’s heart-wrenching experience.
“When I read that Valpak and Savings.com were going to sponsor a 10,000 Reasons to Save contest, I saw another opportunity to share Hailey’s story. And when I found out I was a finalist, I was so excited!”
“I save to help my daughter Hailey. She was diagnosed with Leukodystrophy when she was 3 years old. It’s a Terminal Genetic Brain Disease. There is no cure, or treatment, but there are medical bills and medication not covered by insurance.
“Using coupons to provide for our 1 income family has been the best way to live within our means. We have an incredible amount of debt and liens on a 2 story house that doesn’t work for our family. I have opened Hailey’s story to the world to read about her and spread the word or her strength.”