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She received the worst phone call for a mother, the morning of April 7, 2016. Her ex-husband called crying, with fear in his voice " THE BOYS HAVE BEEN IN A REALLY BAD CAR ACCIDENT AND ALEX WAS EJECTED FROM THE VEHICLE"! They were coming home from Port Canaveral, where they had been on a cruise for spring break, made it to Daytona Beach where the accident occurred. Both of her children were taken to Halifax Hospital. Andrew (16) had no life sustaining injuries, where as Alex (11) had to be life-flighted to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, due to a brain injury. Meanwhile, Amy and Kurt left Douglasville, GA, for what would be the longest ride of their lives! As with any brain injury, the first 48-72 hours are the most crucial. Alex has surpassed that with no surgery, thank God! He still has a very long road to recovery, and many prayers are needed.Amy and Kurt are both self-employed. As no mother should ever have to leave her sons side during this tragedy,
I want to tell you about my accomplishments to date. I was an all-around student at California school for the deaf in Fremont, CA. While a student there I was in the career technology department. I was named Student of the year, was a member of the yearbook committee, volunteered at food various food banks and I was involved in several sports programs. I was an honor student at the National American University. I competed and won the Miss Deaf California in 2009-2011 pageant, I was able to advance to Miss Deaf America and placed in the top six. I currently attend Central New Mexico Community College and upon completion I plan to enroll in University Of New Mexico this fall to completing a BA in Psychology.As MissBay Area BDA I am asking for your help to prepare for this exciting and prestigious event, all winners have great behind the scene supporters.I am striving to achieve a goal o
Are you up to the challenge of letting a child style you for a week while also raising money for a great cause? The North Dakota Womens Network is so excited to participate in Styled by a Child.Styled by a Child is the brainchild of Renee Stromme, Executive Director and founder of the North Dakota Womens Network, and Katie Aitchison, a member of the North Dakota Womens Network.Join our team by clicking Fundraise for this Campaign and create your own personal fundraising page. The suggested goal is $500- $100 for each day you get styled.Thanks so much for participating in this fun event.
Recently my dad was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of prostate cancer, small cell prostate cancer mixed with adenocarcinoma. Since the cancer has spread to the outside of the prostate gland, it is not able to be operated on. Chemotherapy will be used to try and slow the spread of the cancer. Because this form of prostate cancer is so rare, there are not statistics available about life expectancy. However it is known to be an extremely agressive type of cancer and is not curable.My dad is 60 years old. He, and my family are still in shock over this news. One day we expected to have a long and happy life together, and the next, everything has completely changed. My dad has been forced to reevaluate his life and told me he has "a huge bucket list", so many things he wants to do. Anyone who knows my dad, knows that he is an absolutely amazing character who
It's no secret that I've been advocating for the plight of the refugees in Europe. Nearly every day I think to myself that I need to go to to Greece. Well now I am. I will be heading to Greece in June to distribute aid, hope, and humanity.The brutal conflict in Syria has caused one of the largest crisis the world has ever seen. Volunteers from around the world are in camps every day trying their best to ease pain, feed babies, put shoes on feet, and fit baby carriers to moms, dads, and siblings so they can have their hands free to take care of themselves and their neighbors.This summer I am hoping to count myself as one of those volunteers on the ground in action as the helper that is so desperately needed. I know it may be asking a lot, but I am asking for your help to get me there. I'd like to collect $2,000 to cover the cost of flights, accommodations, and some extra to purchase additional aid on the ground.
These dogs are noble and splendid runners and because of these qualities, they are used for hunting and on commercial racetracks. After they have given all they have, the galgos are dumped and left to an uncertain life on the street, unworthy of care and consideration, or they are killed in atrocious ways.GRH needs volunteers to pick up the lucky dogs in Spain that got adopted, and accompany them on their flight to their forever homes in The Netherlands and Belgium.My sister Isabelle already adopted two of these abandoned galgos via GRH.Now that I have quit my job, me and my sister want to go to Spain in April to pick up a few of the dogs and bring them to their forever homes in The Netherlands.Can you please help us to make this little, but so important dream for a few galgos and us come true? Every Euro counts and is much appreciated. I can pay you back in translating your Dutch documents, help you with your annual tax filing etc et
This past April of 2016, less than 20 Standing Rock Sioux youth began taking action in North Dakota to peacefully and prayerfully protect water, to protect life, to protect the future of our grandchildren's grandchildren.When they first put the call out for other nations to come and support their work, several months passed before anyone came to support the efforts. Today there are more than 220 Nations who have arrived at camp to stand in Solidarity with those at Standing Rock. Of the thousands there now, many of these protectors are witho
Our team of twenty+ are hopeful to attend and we are asking for your help. Yamasaki builds our youth with confidence in a secure, nurturing environment. And in effort to continue in raising well-diverse, confident students we are hopeful for the opportunity to compete in this Championship.All funds raised from donations will go directly to the Yamasaki Pan Am Kids Fund. Over the years we've been able to offer this to our students and we ask that you help us with offering it again! It will have meant that our BJJ youth have participated in this outstanding event regardless of their financial means, transforming many young athletes.Every gift is appreciated!Thank you for your kind thought and support!Sincerly,Yamasaki Youth Team
If you're a beard naysayer, it's too late...I've already been growing my beard for over a year and a half. But no worries because from here on out, I'm leaving its fate up to you! I'd like to get a fun, little competition going to raise funds for Nios de Guatemala (NDG), the non-profit organization I volunteered for the three months I was in Guatemala. Its a SHAVE IT, SAVE IT or DO SOMETHING CREATIVE competition, and here's how it works: If you want me to shave my beard and go back to being a civilized member of society, then you donate to the SHAVE IT pool. If you want me to save the beard and continue being a Neanderthal and getting mistaken for one of the guys from Duck Dynasty, then you donate to the SAVE IT pool. OR if you want me to rock some crazy facial hairstyle like a handlebar mustache, a soul patch
Without one-to-one lessons most disabled children will never learn to swim.Level Water provides bespoke one-to-one swimming lessons for disabled children. We then help them integrate into group swimming lessons and move on to competitive swimming clubs. Each week, we are teaching 300 disabled children to swim across the country. 10 will buy a swimming lesson, 40 will teach a new child for a month and 120 will buy a whole term of one-to-one lessons. Donate now to buy a swimming lesson for a disabled child near you, and start their journey in sport. Without one-to-one lessons most disabled children will never learn to swim.Level Water provides bespoke one-to-one swimming lessons for disabled children. We then help them integrate into group swimming lessons and move on to competitive swimming clubs. Each week, we are teaching 300 disabled children to swim across the country. 10 will buy a swimming lesson, 40 will teach a new child for a month and 120 will bu
Most dogs don't escape Houston's Corridor of Cruelty. Tyree is one of the lucky ones. However, Tyree did not escape unscathed...We don't know Tyree's history, but we do know that he now needs our help. His face tells a story that thousands of dogs in Houston have lived and ARE living daily...one of neglect, one of fear, one of hopelessness. The graying on his face makes him appear much older than his estimated five years of age. His teeth show trauma quite possibly caused by gnawing on a cage or a chain for hours and hours, wearing them down to painful, root-exposed nubs, wanting so desperately FREEDOM. Tyree is thin, and he has noticeable muscle wasting throughout his hips and rear legs.And Tyree is heartworm POSITIVE, a fate unfortunately not surprising for a dog living on Houston's streets.We will work tirelessly to give Tyree the life he so deserves. In honor of the thousands of street dogs still out there, we will help Tyree on to a happy, HEALTHY life.