Henry Repeating Arms says "thank you" to all of the awesome NRA Family readers who dug deep into their wallets and hearts to help make a miracle for Miss Milah, a little Indiana girl who is battling a rare form of cancer. The company donated 55 custom rifles to be sold off to help "make Miss Milah's miracle," and you all came through in a big way. In fact, all of the rifles sold out within three hours! Even better, the online auctions for the first and last serial numbers in the limited series ended at $5,850 and $4,600, respectively.
A total of $40,660 is now going straight to the Schevenius family for 4-year-old Milah's brave fight. The funds will provide financial assistance for the medical expenses incurred throughout Milah’s kidney cancer treatments, including several surgeries and 42 weeks of chemo and radiation. Milah was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms’ Tumor, a rare occurrence affecting only 6% of Wilms’ tumor patients.
The “Miss Milah’s Miracle” campaign is the latest fundraising effort of Henry’s Guns For Great Causes program, a charitable branch of the company that focuses on providing support for sick children, children’s hospitals, military veterans organizations and other non-profit groups. Each rifle in the limited-edition series features a colorful, childlike design unique to Milah’s personality engraved and hand-painted on the walnut buttstocks. All of the rifles sold out within 3 hours of the initial release announcement.
“I am in shock; this is just still so surreal,” said Keyara Schevenius, Milah’s mother, after learning how fast the rifles sold out. “I would never have imagined how big this would get when we first heard about what Henry was doing for Milah…our little girl is so loved!”
Anthony Imperato, Founder and CEO of Henry Repeating Arms, says, “We are so grateful to everyone that chooses to support Guns For Great Causes, from those who purchase a rifle to partners like Baron Engraving that donate their time and services.” Imperato continues, “To Milah and her family, I wish you continued strength and blessings on the road to remission. Sending you a big hug!”