Thank you for visiting our Walk 4 Wishes Team page! If you participated last year thank you very much for your generosity and willingness to give once again. This year Emerson is sponsoring two young brothers - Blake & Brody. Blake and Brody are 3-year-old identical twin brothers that have been dealt a very tough hand in life:
"Blake and Brody are identical twin boys who were born 15 weeks premature in November 2016. From the beginning, the boys have fought for their lives. They were both diagnosed with cerebral palsy and cortical vision impairment (CVI). After several medical complications, testing the family's strength, and a combined 21 surgeries, the boys are living miracles. In May 2019, they both underwent a major spinal surgery for children with cerebral palsy in hopes they would be able to finally walk independently. Four months after surgery, both boys took their first independent steps and haven't stopped since."
Before going any further I wanted to highlight the mission of our team and this fundraiser: To provide Blake, Brody, and all of the 15,000 children that are annualy impacted by Make-A-Wish a chance to be a kid. A kid that can, for a short period of time, focus on fun and not their illness. Research has shown that children who have wishes granted build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight a critical illness. This may improve their quality of life and produce better health outcomes. The average cost to grant a wish is estimated at $10K. With our efforts combined we are hoping that we can raise the funds needed to provide this small slice of normalcy to as many Make-A-Wish children as possible.
Needless to say, we are very excited to help these young brothers and other Make-A-Wish children out. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal. Donations, big or small, can be made through this page or Venmo (Venmo named TBD).
In the meantime, keep checking back on this page for updates. We have many fundraising ideas and will continue to update this page with information.
JOHN & ALEX