Dear Family & Friends,
Come and join me on this exciting adventure! I am thrilled to celebrate 35 years of Wishes coming true with the Make-A-Wish foundation. I’m honored to kick-off the annual Cable Car Pull event in December and to encourage my family and friends (you!) to consider supporting me. Together, we can bless more critically ill kids with Wishes.
Just 17 years ago, Langerhans Histiocytosis (a rare cell cancer), threatened to take my life. My mom and dad tell me that I had less than a 10% chance of survival. At 18 months old, I started on a chemotherapy protocol that included Methotrexate, Vinblastin & Mercaptopurine rotated on a daily IV lasting almost 14 months. The chemo bags were the same size as me! My white cell counts dropped to 70 and I was confined to my hospital room for weeks.
I just wanted to be held the whole time.
Even through many scary moments that included infections, operations and aspirations, God’s hand was in the middle of it all.
Your prayers were heard. Clear around the world. From prayer books in Europe, to South Korea, throughout the U.S. and even in underground churches in China, complete strangers were praying.
Miracles were happening. Every. Day.
I was too tired to eat. And my mom was so worried. She just prayed and prayed. She prayed bold and even asked God to bring her mama’s milk back. And, guess what? He heard her! Mama’s milk was the only nutrition I had. Or needed.
Make-A-Wish came into our lives at that moment and brought me so much joy. I became a Wish Hero and got to be a S.F. Giants Super Fan celebrating my 4th birthday with JT Snow and Lou Seal. It really was a dream come true and a big day after kicking cancer out of my life. Make-A-Wish will always have a special place in my heart.
Today, I am pursuing a business degree and getting my teaching credentials while working part-time at a daycare. My goals are to develop and run my own childcare and primary education facility. I would love to also create a nonprofit space - like an island - where sick kids and their families can vacation together, cost-free and worry-free.
So, push ups are calling. Hey, I can’t start the Cable Pull Event with weak arms, right? And, You can help! Pump me up with encouraging, generous donations. Let’s make more wishes come true. My goal is to have 35 people donate to celebrate the 35 years wishes have been granted in the Bay Area. Plus, you can be there! Join our team, Cure for Kenny, and let’s cheer together.
Thanks, in advance, for your love and your generosity. You are a blessing!