I am beyond excited to accept the challenge that changed my life while helping grant life changing wishes for Alabama Wish Kids & Wish Families. This will be my 3rd year to take on Trailblaze Challenge and what better way to celebrate than to commit to the Triple Crown of Trailblaze!
What is the Triple Crown of Traiblaze you speak of? (self coined phrase)
Well, it is not only being a Wish Hero for the 2nd consecutive year but I am also going to be a member of the Trail Support Team where I will be helping other Trailblazers to achieve their goals during our 12 week training period.
A Wish Hero commits to raising $5,000 hiking 2 marathon hikes totaling 54.6 MILES across 4 STATES in 2 days! WHAT?
I will be hiking 26.3 miles on the Pinhoti Trail in May. As an alumni, I have also been given the opportunity to hike 28.3 miles in June on the Foothills Trail in South/North Carolina.
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year but that’s only 50% of eligible kids. I’m fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can have their wish granted. There are ~275 kids from Alabama on the list right now and that's just not acceptable. They wish to have a treehouse, be a princess, have a gaming system, work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, buy uniforms for their baseball team, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator.
After hearing one Wish Kid’s wish for a carport so that his mother didn’t have to get wet when it rained when she was getting him out of the van in his wheelchair, my soul knew that it would not be complete without helping grant these life changing wishes.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stays with you. Please help me support this great cause by helping me hit my Trailblaze Challenge fundraising goal.
Thank you for your support!