Give Kids The World Challenge for Hope

2019 Challenge for Hope

jaelynnstrong

 

 Hi Team!

Thank you for being part of such a beautifull thing!  You don't have to be attending the run to donate.

We’re raising money for Give Kids The World Village!  This nonprofit “storybook” resort provides free vacations to critically ill children and their families – vacations that create happiness and hope when these families need it most.  For one week, children and families can set aside doctor appointments and medical treatments to laugh, play and simply spend time together – at the Village and at Central Florida’s world-class theme parks.

Please take the time to read the story below of why I am raising money for Give Kids The World Village!  Jaelynn is one of the most beautiful, sweetest, and strongest 9 year old girls I know.  My son Chase went to preschool with this adorable, sweet girl Jaelynn and became buddies.  She always had a smile on her face and was such a happy little girl. Years passed and my family moved to Florida but I still stayed in contact with her mother through social media. She had posted a little over a year ago that Jaelynn had been diagnosed with Leukemia. She had been in Westchester Medical Center for treatment since then. She had shown such strength, it was admirable. Her mom had recently posted that her Leukemia had come back and the doctors said she was reaching the end of her journey. Through make a wish, she and her family came to Florida "Give Kids The World Village" and spent a week here. Sadly, on October 4th, Jaelynn gained her wings. My family and I will be running this event in memory of Jaelynn and for her amazing family.  Jaelynn was a warrior and will forever hold a special place in all our hearts.


Thank you so much!


With love,

Ivy Penate

 


 

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