site is dedicated to Allan Goldblatt and the family he left behind.
also thank all the caring members of his community who have generously
any contributions can be mailed to:
The Allan Goldblatt
Children's Benefit Fund
2 Morningview Court
Huntington, NY 11743
Autism world recently lost a good friend and medical professional,
Allan Goldblatt. Allan died unexpectedly on December 30, 2009
leaving behind his three beloved children and his loving wife
Joanne. The Allan Goldblatt Children’s Benefit Fund has
been set up to help support his family, which was caught off guard
by this tragedy. Allan did not have life insurance making their
financial situation even more uncertain. While we cannot fix the
pain the family is feeling, we can help ease the extreme financial
burden they now face.
To the entire
and all the many caring others,
I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank
you & everyone else for last night. I know how much work &
how many people are needed to undertake an event such as the Teacher
Volleyball game last night.
Starting with the staff at the Pines (who either are all excellent
volleyball players or practiced a lot) giving up time with their
families to spend time with ours, & in addition, wrapping,
organizing, cutting, etc .I'd also like to thank all the parents
from the Pines who took so much of their time for my support.
Whether it was running around town getting donations, collecting
tickets, or anything else, so many people took time out of their
lives for me & my family. Some of these people I know &
some I didn't even know. Well, now I do & I will never forget
them. Hopefully, I may even begin some new friendships.
Finally, I'd like to thank all the parents who attended last night
and brought their children out on a school night: making sure
homework was done, rushing dinner, & may be even skipping
the nightly shower. Again, many of you I didn't even know. The
support I've received since the tragedy of losing my husband,
Allan, is overwhelming. Never feel afraid to approach me &
offer your condolences, whether we know each other or not. Please
don't be afraid of making me, or my children cry. Sometimes we
will cry & sometimes we won't, but I'd rather have a person
see my cry, than feel that people have forgotten about Allan or
always been a big believer in "paying it forward". Well
I was paid forward by the entire Hauppauge community.
Someone said to me last night,
"This makes me proud to live in Hauppauge".
That just sums it up!
Again, thanks to all, & please spread this email
to everyone in the community.
The Allan Goldblatt family
Joanne, Andrew, Emma, & Jackie
Allan M. Goldblatt, PA-C, DAN
12/30/09 our community
lost a great man...
~Allan M. Goldblatt, PA-C, DAN.~
Earlier this week was the memorial service for Allan Goldblatt.
He was a father, a husband, a brother, a son, and a friend. He
was a DAN practitioner and he treated my son Jackson for 6 years.
Allan has worked with countless children and their families.
What was amazing
and unique about Allan was that he really devoted his life to
his patients and their families. He was not the parent of a child
with autism, yet he was passionate like one. Allan literally took
his work home with him- most of his patients had his cell phone
number and many of us would not hesitate to call him at night
or on the weekends. Sometimes for emergencies, (like when my son
had a seizure), and sometimes for what would definitely not qualify
for an emergency (like when I couldn't figure out what humidifier
would be best for Jackson). Allan didn't mind- he answered every
call and question with equal importance. He truly wanted to help
and often went out of his way to do so. We lived in the same town,
and on more than one occasion, when I was exceptionally worried,
Allan passed by our house after work to check on Jackson. On his
time. At work he never rushed patients out the door or off the
phone. He truly cared about our children.
was proof of how many lives he touched. There were over 500 people
in attendance, with even more people standing in the hallway.
I was both honored and devastated to be one of the people who
had a chance to speak about Allan and eulogize what he meant to
me and to our community. Below is an excerpt of what I said:
Jackson was a patient of Allan's for six years. There are many
parents in this room whose children were Allan's patients. Allan
was as passionate about recovering our kids as we are. He always
made time for us- answering our questions, our calls, and our
emails, no matter how silly or serious they might have been.
I cannot believe
that I am standing here today. It just does not seem possible.
I can remember
the day that Ralph and I met Allan for the first time. We were
struggling to help our son, and someone recommended seeing him
for help. After he spent two hours talking to us, we left his
office thinking "He wants us to get rid of milk?? He's definitely
crazy." Allan was full of information and it overwhelmed
me. It took me two months to realize that he knew more about helping
Jackson than anyone else I knew. Allan was the first person to
give us hope in healing our son. He put his heart and soul in
to everything he did- for my sons and countless others.
us through so many challenging times, and he did it with no other
motivation than helping my children. Allan pushed us when we needed
to be pushed, and he patiently explained things when we were unsure,
hesitant or afraid to move forward. He drew me a picture of the
methylation pathways probably 100 times, because I never could
quite get it. It was Allan and his endless drive that helped my
son move forward, that helped my son stop being in pain. It was
Allan who took his headaches away. One step at a time, one problem
at a time, or sometimes 10 problems all at once. Allan's mind
was always working, reaching, hoping to find a solution. Many,
many times, for many years, it was Allan who gave me the answer,
or helped me find it. I am just one parent, but I know I speak
for countless parents and their children, when I say, Allan, it
was you. You were a beacon of hope for us all.
I just can't
believe it. I can't.
I wish I could
have done more for you. I wish I could have said thank you one
I wish it
Allan. Thank you, thank you, thank you. From my heart and soul,
I am eternally grateful.
I am so, so
sorry. You were a wonderful friend, and I can't imagine the journey
It was mentioned
many times tonight, that Allan wanted to make the world a better
place. He did. He made it better for my son, for my family, and
for so many children with autism. He made the world a better place."
loved our children. I know that he will still be fighting for
them on the other side.
He will be missed beyond measure.
If Allan worked
with your child, or if you were a colleague of his, please share
your thoughts or memories of Allan HERE, for his family, and for
all who loved him.
fund has been set up for Allan's three beautiful, young children.
contributions can be mailed to:
The Allan Goldblatt Children's Benefit Fund
2 Morningview Court
Huntington, NY 11743
to benefit the family...
532 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787
Tel: 631 724 3643
the shopping center at the corner of
Route 111/Smithtown Bypass (Rt.347)
across from Hauppauge Palace Diner
of the Chinese Auction
Salon Gifts (Gift
Tickets Smithtown Theater
of the Performing Arts
Chilis Bar & Grill
Dinners at Outback
weeks Karate Lessons at
Maker & Starbucks GC
& Scents (Gift
Bath Products (Gift
FROM 7-11PM - 1 FREE DRINK TICKET
LIVE MUSIC, DANCING, CHINESE AUCTION,
GREAT RAFFLES, PRIZES, FUN and MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hosted by Friends and Family at Eagle's Pub.
per pre-purchased ticket, $25 at the door
will hand deliver all pre-purchased tickets.
Checks should be made payable to, Joanne Goldblatt's sister, Andrea
as she will manage the finances of the fundraising event
and deposit the proceeds to
The Allan Goldblatt Children's Benefit Fund.
The Chinese Auction Included Items Like!
this Auction is currently over ...Winners TBA
Jonas Bros. signed guitar
Reggie Bush signed jersey
Marcus Allen signed jersey
4 NY Knicks tickets
4 NY Islanders tickets
4 NY Mets tickets
4 L.I Lizards tickets
10 filled baskets
2 parties at Karts Indoor
2 Tiger Schulmann's certificates
Money donations from local and distant businesses
Numerous merchant gift cards
Soccer training lessons
much much more...
Please send fundraiser event checks or donations to:
c/o Andrea Steenstrup
21 Kimball Terrace
Newton, MA 02460
The tickets can also be purchased from the following people:
Kevin & Debbie Sutton
Lenny & Debbie Elkins
We will hand deliver all pre-purchased tickets.
Anyone who wants to donate gift baskets or
items to go into gifts basket (gift cards too) can drop them off
at front door (anytime):
The Elkins The
77 McArthur Lane
361 Ridgefield Road
This is an open invitation to the ALL the friends and
family to come out for some fun!
to benefit the family...
At the Hauppauge Middle School
You All For Coming!
Thursday Night, February 4, 2010 7pm
We raffled off
Tickets to the "Taylor
Swift" Concert which will also be including a
Limousine ride to the show.
business Donations from
The Uncle Giuseppe's Shopping Center
on Route 111 in Smithtown.
10 gift certificates to Paces Steakhouse
much much more...
In addition to the game there will also be a 50/50,
Chinese Auction, Raffles for Reserved Field Day Parking,
Front Row Seating, Up Seating, more!
Admission per Child
$5 Admission per Adult
*Please make checks payable to Forest Brook Care and Share
Please note that you will not receive tickets for the game.
There will be a check-in table when you arrive.
return to The Pines Main Office Attn: Volleyball Game
Pines Elementary School
P.O. Box 6006, Hauppauge NY 11788
Attn: Pines Main Office; Volleyball Game
any information contact us at:
Please forward this web address www.allangfund.com to the Hauppauge/Pines
community, friends, family, neighbors,
Autism community, HYO organizations and other interested individuals/groups.
Thank you all for being there for us and your heartfelt