Henry Donation Raises Over $40,000 for Indiana Girl’s Cancer Treatments

Miss Milah

RICE LAKE, WI, Mar. 15, 2022

Henry is pleased to announce that its donation of 55 custom rifles raised a total of $40,660 for 4-year-old Milah Schevenius of Decatur, Indiana. 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. In addition, the online auctions for the first and last serial numbers in the limited series ended at $5,850 and $4,600, respectively.

Miss Milah rifle

“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!”

Schevenius family

Four-year-old Milah Schevenius (middle) with her family. Image courtesy of Cowbell Photography by Macy Baker.

RICE LAKE, WI, Feb. 24, 2022

Henry is donating a custom series of 55 “Miss Milah’s Miracle” edition rifles to raise funds for four-year-old Milah Schevenius of Decatur, Indiana. Milah was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms’ tumor at just 3-year-old, a rare occurrence affecting less than 10% of all children’s kidney cancer cases. All proceeds of the fundraising campaign will be presented to the Schevenius family to assist with the associated healthcare costs of Milah’s treatments.

In 2021, Milah underwent surgery to remove the affected kidneys, leaving her with less than half of her right kidney and no left kidney. A follow-up surgery was performed in December 2021, after a legion was found on her remaining partial kidney. Additionally, Milah is going through 42 weeks of chemo with radiation treatments at a children’s hospital in Indiana. She loves to color, play with her dolls, have tea parties, and spend time with her sisters. Milah wants to be a doctor when she grows up so that she can help kids going through what she is experiencing.

“Never judge a book by its cover, because this little girl is tough,” says Ryan Knapp, Milah’s grandfather. He continues, “She has been through more than anyone should in less than 4 years of life but does it with a smile and she does not quit.”

Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms says, “To go through what Milah and her family are going through in the middle of a worldwide pandemic is almost incomprehensible.” Imperato continues, “Milah’s courage is nothing short of inspirational, and I hope these rifles or the money raised gives her a reason to gift her family with a smile and a big hug.” Last year, Henry Repeating Arms raised over $75,000 for the families of two sick children with all rifles selling out within hours.

Miss Milah rifle

Miss Milah buttstockThe Henry “Miss Milah’s Miracle” .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features genuine American walnut stocks with a colorful hand painted motif that incorporates elements of Milah’s personality. A doctor’s stethoscope, referring to Milah’s adulthood ambitions, forms a heart shape and becomes intertwined with a bright orange ribbon that represents kidney cancer. Two crayons symbolize Milah’s love of coloring and the labels bearing the words “Faith” and “Family” serve as tributes to what helps the Schevenius family through their journey. The rifles are fitted with a brushed silver receiver cover and barrel band, a 17” blued steel octagon barrel, adjustable sights, and a large loop lever. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut donated the artwork, engraving, and hand painting on each buttstock.

To learn more about the Miss Milah’s Miracle fundraising campaign or purchase one of the limited-edition rifles, visit henryusa.com/missmilah. The auction for the first serial number in the series, “MISSMILAH01” is available on Gunbroker.com, item #925202160. The last rifle in the series, “MISSMILAH55” is also available at auction, item #925202458. Both online auctions close on March 9.

Support 4 Sami

RICE LAKE, WI, Nov. 5, 2021

Henry is pleased to announce that a donation of 65 custom “Support 4 Sami” rifles raised a total of $46,700, all of which will benefit the family of 11-year-old Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Md. The money provides relief for the medical expenses incurred throughout Sami’s treatments for multiple congenital heart defects, including five open-heart surgeries and over thirty catheterization procedures.

Support for Sami

6th grader Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Maryland is the latest recipient of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program, which raised a total of $46,700 for her family’s medical expenses. Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/support4samantha/.

The “Support 4 Sami” Golden Boy Silver lever-action rifles are a continuation of Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes program, a charitable arm of the company that focuses on raising funds through firearms donations for individual sick children, children’s hospitals, active-duty military and veterans organizations, wildlife and habitat conservation efforts, and supporting other Henry partners. The program has raised over $250,000 for six families over the past two years.

Anthony Imperato, CEO and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms, says, “Time and time again, the Henry family steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park with their unending generosity to help us with these Guns For Great Causes initiatives.” Imperato continues, “To those of you who purchased one of these rifles or offered your support in some other way, I thank you for giving Sami another reason to show off that big smile.”

The rifles, priced at $650 each, sold out in less than 24 hours after the initial announcement of their availability. The first and last serial numbers went to an online auction block, and the hammer fell at $2,725 and $3,025, respectively.

Support 4 Sami

RICE LAKE, WI, Oct. 21, 2021

Henry is donating a series of 65 custom rifles to raise funds for the family of 11-year-old Sami Bernadzikowski of Elkridge, Maryland, who is battling multiple congenital heart defects (CHD). All proceeds from the fundraising campaign, which are expected to surpass $45,000, will be presented to the Bernadzikowski family.

Since she was born, Sami has undergone five open-heart surgeries with at least one more to come later and over thirty cardiac catheterization procedures. On top of a rare condition called heterotaxy syndrome, where organs are formed abnormally, in the wrong place, or missing altogether, Sami is diagnosed with several CHDs, including single ventricle, pulmonary atresia, pulmonary vein stenosis, transposition of the great vessels, and atrial septal defect. In addition, the 6th grader’s treatments require a visit to Boston several times throughout the year, adding to the overall cost of her medical expenses.

“She has been poked, prodded, and cut by doctors her whole life,” says James McVay, a family friend that brought Sami’s case to the attention of Henry Repeating Arms. “Her normal life is what anyone else would call torture, and she takes it in stride with the rarest complaint.”

“I have yet to see a photo of Sami where she didn’t have a huge smile on her face, which is incredible once you learn what she’s going through,” says Anthony Imperato, CEO, and Founder of Henry Repeating Arms. He continues, “I would like to give a big hug to Sami and her family, and I look forward to seeing how fast these rifles sell out thanks to the generosity of the Henry family.”

Over the last two years, Henry’s Guns For Great Causes campaigns have raised over $200,000 for five families, and all of the rifles sold out within a matter of hours after the initial announcements.

The “Support 4 Sami” Golden Boy Silver

The “Support 4 Sami” Golden Boy SilverThe “Support 4 Sami” edition rifles feature an engraved and hand-painted design that incorporates Sami’s whimsical, curious, and adventurous spirit within each letter of her name. Built on Henry’s Golden Boy Silver platform, the rifles are chambered in .22 S/L/LR and feature a nickel-plated receiver cover, genuine American walnut stocks, and a deeply blued steel octagon barrel. Each rifle in the series bears a unique serial number ranging from “01OF65SAMI” through “65OF65SAMI.” Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated the artwork and embellishments on the buttstocks.

To learn more about this latest Guns For Great Causes campaign or make a purchase, visit henryusa.com/support4sami. The auction for serial number “01OF65SAMI” is available on gunbroker.com, item #913742436. The last rifle in the series, “65OF65SAMI,” is also up for auction, item #913742797. Both auctions close on Nov. 4.

 

RICE LAKE, WI – June 25, 2021

Kalel Hamilton

Kalel Hamilton of Leesburg, TX, was diagnosed at age 5 with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is seeking an experimental gene therapy treatment that could potentially save his life. (Photo Courtesy of Rick Hamilton)

Henry raised a total of $30,000 with a ‘Guns For Great Causes’ campaign to benefit 8-year-old Kalel Hamilton of Leesburg, Texas. Kalel was diagnosed at the age of 5 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare and terminal genetic muscle-wasting disease with no known cure. Henry created and donated a total of 50 custom engraved “Flex For Kalel” Edition Golden Boy rifles, which sold out within a matter of hours.

The Hamilton family is working with a 501(c)(3) organization to put together a customized gene therapy treatment for Kalel with the hopes of fighting back against the disease or ultimately finding a cure. To begin production, the family needed to raise $25,000, which prompted a response from Henry Repeating Arms to assist.

“We like to think that Kalel has a lot of toughness to draw from between mountain living, the gritty streets of New York, and 5 Marines in the family. Not to mention that he is named after Superman,” says Rick Hamilton, Kalel’s father. Rick is originally from Ahwahnee, California, located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and his wife Nancy is originally from Queens, New York. Both are veterans of the United States Marine Corps and recently moved to Texas to make the doctor visits more convenient. Rick continues, “It was crazy watching how fast the rifles sold out, and we can’t thank Henry Repeating Arms and their audience enough for all of the support they have given us as complete strangers.”

“We have been running ‘Guns For Great Causes’ for well over a decade, and it is now an integral part of our company’s DNA. We are blessed to be able to give back by doing what we do best, which is building rifles,” says Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms. “With the entire Henry family in his corner, Kalel now has a huge cheering squad that will be there for him throughout his entire fight.”

Flex for Kalel rifle

The Henry “Flex For Kalel” Edition Golden Boy rifles featured engraving work and handpainted accents donated by Baron Engraving of Turnbull, CT. Serial no. 1 sold at auction for $1,525.

Flex for Kalel

RICE LAKE, WI – June 8, 2021

American firearms manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms is donating a series of 50 custom Golden Boy lever action rifles to raise funds for the family of 8-year-old Kalel Hamilton who is battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and terminal genetic disease with no known cure. All of the proceeds raised from the “Flex For Kalel” edition rifles will benefit the non-profit organization Cure Rare Disease on the Hamilton family’s behalf so that Kalel becomes eligible for a custom gene therapy treatment.

Kalel

Kalel Hamilton, 8-years-old, is diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and is seeking an experimental gene therapy treatment that could potentially save his life. (Photo Courtesy of Rick Hamilton)

Last year, Henry Repeating Arms raised more than $175,000 for the families of four sick children, and the “Flex For Kalel” campaign will raise over $25,000 to secure Kalel’s spot in line for the experimental treatment that could potentially save his life and others diagnosed with DMD.

Rick Hamilton, Kalel’s father and U.S. military veteran says, “We are thankful for generous individuals and businesses such as Henry Repeating Arms.” Hamilton continues, “Without them we would not have the ability to help advance science, save our son, and hopefully save others like him.”

The “Flex For Kalel” edition rifles feature a superhero motif as a symbol of Kalel’s endurance and a nod to his name, which is inspired by Kal-El, the birth name of Clark Kent, AKA Superman. Built on Henry’s award-winning Golden Boy platform, the rifles are chambered in .22 S/L/LR and feature a Brasslite receiver cover, blued steel octagon barrel, and genuine American walnut furniture with laser engraving and hand painted accents that include a green muscular dystrophy awareness ribbon. The embellishment work for every rifle is a donation from Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut. Each rifle in the series is marked with a unique serial number ranging from “FLEXFORKAL01” through “FLEXFORKAL50.”

Flex for Kalel rifle

Henry Repeating Arms is donating a limited-edition run of 50 custom “Flex For Kalel” engraved rifles to raise funds for 8-year-old Kalel Hamilton of California.

Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms says, “For the first time in Guns For Great Causes history, we have the opportunity to assist a family with getting a potentially breakthrough treatment for a disease with no known cure.” Imperato continues, “This could make a huge impact not just for Kalel and his family but thousands of others in a similar situation, and I will be cheering him on along with the rest of the Henry family.”

To learn more about the “Flex For Kalel” Edition or to make a purchase, visit henryusa.com/flexforkal. The auction for serial number “FLEXFORKAL01” is available on Gunbroker.com, item # 902423919. The last rifle in the series, “FLEXFORKAL50,” is also listed on Gunbroker.com, item #902425008. Both auctions end on June 22, 2021.

A Henry Guns For Great Causes Benefit

Preslie Mantsch

3-year-old Preslie Mantsch of Iron River, MI was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2020.

Henry has donated a series of 65 custom rifles that raised a total of $47,040 to benefit the family of 3-year-old Preslie Mantsch from Iron River, Michigan. Preslie was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in April of this year and still has two years of treatment left. All proceeds from the sales and auctions of the rifles are being presented to the Mantsch family to assist with the medical expenses associated with childhood leukemia.

Prayers for Preslie

The “Prayers For Preslie” Edition Golden Boy Silver rifles were created under Henry Repeating Arms’ Guns For Great Causes banner, a charitable branch of the company that focuses on raising money through firearm donations for individual sick children, children’s hospitals, veterans’ organizations, shooting sports preservation, and wildlife conservation efforts. So far this year, the company has raised over $175,000 for individual families of sick children and presented Shriners International with a $52,500 check to assist with their philanthropic efforts with the renowned Shriners Children’s Hospitals.

The rifles, which sold for $620 each, sold out within a matter of hours after Henry’s initial announcement. The first and last serial numbers in the series were put up for auction and pulled in an additional $6,525 and $2,075, respectively.

Anthony Imperato, President and Owner of Henry Repeating Arms says, “With Preslie’s father being a frontline medical worker in their community’s fire and ambulance departments, I just can’t imagine the struggle this family has been through so far this year.” Imperato continues, “I want to personally thank everyone who chose to support this family with the purchase of a rifle, and I look forward to seeing little Preslie conquer her road to remission. We’re all rooting for her.”

A Henry Guns For Great Causes Benefit

3-year-old Preslie Mantsch of Iron River, MI was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2020.

Under Henry’s charitable “Guns For Great Causes” banner, company President and owner Anthony Imperato is donating a series of 65 custom “Prayers For Preslie” edition rifles to raise funds for the family of a 3-year-old Michigan girl battling leukemia. The rifles are available for purchase directly through Henry’s website except for the first and last in the series, which are up for auction on Gunbroker.com. All of the proceeds collected from the “Prayers For Preslie” rifles will be presented to the Mantsch family of Iron River, Michigan.

In April of this year, amidst a worldwide pandemic, Preslie Mantsch was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The news was delivered over the phone to her father, Thomas Mantsch, who was waiting in the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital parking lot, unable to be in the same room as his daughter and Preslie’s mother due to COVID-19 restrictions. Thomas is a frontline healthcare worker and first responder in his town’s ambulance and fire department. Preslie is currently undergoing treatment in Milwaukee, four and a half hours away from home, four to five days a week, and she still has two years of treatment left.

Preslie's family

Thomas says of his daughter, “Preslie is a magical, kind-hearted, wonderful, smart, and caring little girl. She has a fighting spirit, and I am praying that she beats this.” He continues, “It is nerve-wracking to be working so close to the coronavirus frontlines with a daughter that is immunocompromised because of her chemo. We’re taking every precaution to keep her safe, but it’s hard.”

The “Prayers For Preslie” Edition Golden Boy Silver rifle, chambered in .22 S/L/LR, features a nickel-plated receiver cover, buttplate, and barrel band with a deeply blued steel octagon barrel. The genuine American walnut buttstock is engraved with an orange leukemia awareness ribbon in the middle of stylized butterfly wings, symbolizing hope and Preslie’s endurance. Above the butterfly are the words, “Prayers For Preslie,” in matching bright orange. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, Connecticut, donated the engraving work and hand-painted details. Each rifle in the series is marked with a unique serial number ranging from “PRESLIE01” to “PRESLIE65.”

Prayers for Preslie

The “Prayers For Preslie” .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle features an engraved and hand-painted genuine American walnut buttstock with a bright orange leukemia awareness ribbon in a butterfly motif.

Henry President and owner, Anthony Imperato, says, “It is heart-wrenching to think of what children like Preslie and their families have to go through when they get a diagnosis as serious as leukemia.” Imperato continues, “We get so personally invested into each of our Guns For Great Causes benefits as soon as we see the first photo of the kid’s smile, and we hope this goes a long way to helping the Mantsch family in these most challenging of times.”

To learn more about the “Prayers For Preslie” Edition or to make a purchase, visit www.henryusa.com/prayersforpreslie. The auction for serial number “PRESLIE01” is available on Gunbroker.com, item #880628196. The last rifle in the series, “PRESLIE65,” is also listed on Gunbroker.com, item #880628718. Both auctions end on October 20, 2020.

A Henry Guns For Great Causes Benefit

Ethan Shaw

Henry President and Owner, Anthony Imperato, first learned of little Ethan Shaw, a 2-year-old boy from Pleasant View, TN from our good friend and host of Henry TV, 22Plinkster. Ethan was undergoing a fierce battle with ETMR, one of the most aggressive forms of brain tumors encountered in children. Immediately, Imperato committed to manufacture and donate 88 Henry “Ethan’s Army” Edition Golden Boy rifles with all proceeds benefiting the Shaw family to aid with the associated medical expenses.

With the production of the rifles well underway, on June 11, 2020, the worst possible news was received. Ethan Shaw, despite a battle for the ages, had succumbed to his illness.

Shaw Family

Ethan was the youngest child in a family of 9 children and passed with a veritable army of love and support behind him. As part of “Guns For Great Causes,” Henry Repeating Arms offers these limited edition rifles in honor of Ethan’s life and to show Ethan and his family that he had a great many more in the Henry family standing right beside him through his struggle. Ethan's Army rifle

The “Ethan’s Army” edition rifle, chambered in .22 S/L/LR, is built on the world-famous Henry Golden Boy platform with a gleaming Brasslite receiver cover, barrel band, and brass buttplate. The genuine American Walnut buttstock is engraved with a silhouette of Ethan in the foreground with his entire family standing behind him in a show of support. Ethan’s profile is hand-painted with a Tennessee flag motif, his home state. Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT, donated all of the engraving and design work for the “Ethan’s Army” rifle.

Ethan's Army rifle

All of the rifles are available for purchase directly from Henry Repeating Arms, except for serial number ETHANSARMY01, which is currently up for auction.

Click Here To View The Gunbroker Listing For ETHANSARMY01

Ethan’s final treatments cost the Shaw family upwards of $17,000 a month for medicine, which was not covered by their insurance company’s plan. From the sale of these rifles, Henry Repeating Arms will be able to present the family with over $50,000.

May Ethan Shaw rest in peace and may the Shaw family find healing through their prayers and ours. We are proud to be a part of Ethan’s Army, and we hope you will join us.

The “Ethan’s Army” Edition rifles are SOLD OUT. All rifles were sold in less than 6 hours. Thank you everyone for your support. This will go a long way to helping the Shaw family.