GOAL:
$10,000.00

RAISED:
$10,218.00

GOAL REACHED!

102%

TEAM CAPTAIN

OUR SUPPORTERS

TOP TEAMS
Will and Melanie Martin
$1,705
Janie & Charlie Brooks
$800
Egg Your Yard Egg-travaganza Birmingham Area
$600
Egg Your Yard!
$590
Anonymous
$330
Austin & Michelle Terrell
$263
Susan K Black
$250
Nathan Turner Automotive Group
$250
Valentine's Cookie Sales
$210
The Gilliams
$200
George and Sally Lancaster
$200
Carolyn Massey
$200
Anonymous
$198
Mother's Day Cookie Sale
$170
Rita Kula
$150
Rita Kula
$150
Piñata Eggs and Dog Treats
$150
Hot Chocolate Bombs
$142
Anonymous .
$130
Easter Cookie Sale
$110
Justin & Elizabeth
$103
Anonymous .
$100
Janet & Dennis
$100
Janet Dickey
$100
Cheryl Sexton
$100
Mother's Day Raffle
$100
Mrs. Janet Dickey
$100
Lynn and Vince Yznaga
$100
Andrew Riley
David and Jenna Dwyer
Jim and Elizabeth Scarboro
$100
Frank and Lea Anne Barnett
$100
Larry and Terry Miller
$100
Amanda Dickey
$100
Ashley Brumbeloe
$100
Rickey Jones
$100
Mark and Peggy McElreath
$100
Chad & Sarah
Anisha R.
$100
St. Patrick's Day Cookie Orders
$90
Robin and Hal Miner
$75
Ann And Joey Ritchey
$65
Joey and Anne Ritchey
$62
Ann and Joey Ritchey
$55
Anonymous
$50
Regina Wylie
$50
Anonymous
Deborah C. Gillis
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anna Anderson
$50
Gena Benbow
$50
Saint Patrick's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
$50
Sonya Looney
$50
Jessica
$50
Savannah Grace and Caleb Keane
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
Barbara Scarborough
$50
Rita Moseley
$50
Allison and Kevin Fiorini
$40
Cookies- JB
$35
Cynthia `Winkler
$35
Jan
$35
Jan- Cookies (Again)
$30
Anonymous
$25
Jeff & Kelly Schrupp
$25
Rebecca Thomas
$25
Dog Treats!
$25
Anonymous
$25
Bonita Lewis
$25
Amy Thomas
$25
Anonymous
$20
Janet Dickey
$20
Edna Brooks
$20
Katelyn Taylor
$10

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Team Roster

GOAL:
$10,000.00

RAISED:
$10,218.00

GOAL REACHED!

102%

Why This is Important to Me

Team Roster

TEAM CAPTAIN

OUR SUPPORTERS

TOP TEAMS
Will and Melanie Martin
$1,705
Janie & Charlie Brooks
$800
Egg Your Yard Egg-travaganza Birmingham Area
$600
Egg Your Yard!
$590
Anonymous
$330
Austin & Michelle Terrell
$263
Susan K Black
$250
Nathan Turner Automotive Group
$250
Valentine's Cookie Sales
$210
The Gilliams
$200
George and Sally Lancaster
$200
Carolyn Massey
$200
Anonymous
$198
Mother's Day Cookie Sale
$170
Rita Kula
$150
Rita Kula
$150
Piñata Eggs and Dog Treats
$150
Hot Chocolate Bombs
$142
Anonymous .
$130
Easter Cookie Sale
$110
Justin & Elizabeth
$103
Anonymous .
$100
Janet & Dennis
$100
Janet Dickey
$100
Cheryl Sexton
$100
Mother's Day Raffle
$100
Mrs. Janet Dickey
$100
Lynn and Vince Yznaga
$100
Andrew Riley
David and Jenna Dwyer
Jim and Elizabeth Scarboro
$100
Frank and Lea Anne Barnett
$100
Larry and Terry Miller
$100
Amanda Dickey
$100
Ashley Brumbeloe
$100
Rickey Jones
$100
Mark and Peggy McElreath
$100
Chad & Sarah
Anisha R.
$100
St. Patrick's Day Cookie Orders
$90
Robin and Hal Miner
$75
Ann And Joey Ritchey
$65
Joey and Anne Ritchey
$62
Ann and Joey Ritchey
$55
Anonymous
$50
Regina Wylie
$50
Anonymous
Deborah C. Gillis
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anna Anderson
$50
Gena Benbow
$50
Saint Patrick's Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
$50
Sonya Looney
$50
Jessica
$50
Savannah Grace and Caleb Keane
$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
Barbara Scarborough
$50
Rita Moseley
$50
Allison and Kevin Fiorini
$40
Cookies- JB
$35
Cynthia `Winkler
$35
Jan
$35
Jan- Cookies (Again)
$30
Anonymous
$25
Jeff & Kelly Schrupp
$25
Rebecca Thomas
$25
Dog Treats!
$25
Anonymous
$25
Bonita Lewis
$25
Amy Thomas
$25
Anonymous
$20
Janet Dickey
$20
Edna Brooks
$20
Katelyn Taylor
$10

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2021 Trailblaze Challenge

Wish Kid in Tow

Hi Friends!

This spring, Keith and I are taking on the Make-A-Wish Alabama Trailblaze Challenge again! This year my sister, Ashley, will be joining us in hiking 26.3 miles in one day in the Talladega National Forest. We are taking on the challenge because we believe in the power of wishes and the impact they can have on a child fighting a critical illness. We are so excited to partner with Make-A-Wish Alabama, a non-profit organization that grants a life-changing wish to children between the ages of 2.5 and 18 with critical illnesses.

I was diagnosed with leukemia at five years old, and the treatment protocol involved frequent week-long hospital stays, and intense chemotherapy. That chemotherapy caused unpleasant side effects and setbacks including baldness, extreme nausea, and most of all- decreased immunity. Because of that decreased immunity, I spent most of my time either in the hospital, at a doctor’s office, or at home. During my imposed isolation, I spent a lot of time watching Disney movies, playing with Barbies, and coloring. Around the time of one of my biggest setbacks, a representative from Make-A-Wish Alabama stopped by my hospital room and told me that my wish was going to be granted! I immediately knew what I wanted and was so excited to be able to meet the characters that had kept me company during my treatment. Mickey, Minnie, the Princesses, and Chip and Dale made the top of my autograph list!

But wishes don’t just bring hope and joy to the wish child alone. My sister put it this way: “Throughout Amanda's journey, there were many times that I had to be away from my immediate family. Although Make-A-Wish granted my sister the wish, it positively impacted my entire family. Her wish to go to Disney World allowed our family to take a much needed trip as a whole family, make life-long memories, and share many laughs. We still talk about the memories we made on Amanda’s wish!”

My family’s trip to Disney World was magical, but even more than that, it was life changing. Keith says that: “I’ve seen the impact continue for Amanda’s parents, grandparents, and sister even today. They still talk about what a fun time it was and how much they enjoyed the time to get away as a family.” We are so thankful for the opportunity that Make-A-Wish Alabama created for us!

Today, I grant wishes for other children facing critical illnesses as the Wish Manager at Make-A-Wish Alabama, and Ashley and Keith both volunteer in different areas to help wishes come true, too! Whether a kiddo wishes to have a baby doll nursery, a video gaming room, or be a princess for the day, the result is the same. That child feels like the superstar they are, the family makes memories for a lifetime, and that kiddo gets to experience the innocence of childhood again. As we’ve said, we believe in the power of wishes! 

 

This hike gives us the chance to participate in something bigger than ourselves and give back to an organization that is very dear to our hearts. We have pledged to raise $8,000 (the average direct cost of a wish in Alabama) and we need your help!

Thank you so much for visiting our Fundraising Page. Please join us on our journey by following along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts (@a_mandy_please & @k_dickey_10) as well as on our YouTube channel.

If you would like to donate toward our fundraising goal but would rather send a check, please make it out to Make-A-Wish Alabama and mail it to us directly at: 2371 Lime Rock Road, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216. We’ll complete the required paperwork and take it to the Make-A-Wish Alabama office.

This donation is tax-deductible and helps make a difference in the life of a child in Alabama, just like it did for me. A gift of any size will help us reach our goal!

Thank you,

Amanda, Keith, & Ashley

Wish Kid In Tow

 

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