In memory of two strong, buoyant spirits: Lucy and Chloe'.
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This year, we are featuring Seth, a 13-year-old from Pueblo, CO.
Like Lucy, Seth is a transplant recipient--he was gifted a heart! Also like Lucy, his Wish is to go to Disney World! He was accepted by Make-A-Wish back in 2019 and has waited patiently through a pandemic to experience the magic a Wish trip can offer.
Seth's favorite things include cars, marine life, catching bugs, Legos, Taco Bell, and popcorn. In so many ways, he's a typical kid; in other ways, he's a world apart from his peers. He's already endured a lifetime's worth of hardship, grit, and bravery. The pandemic was hard on all of us, but the immune-compromised and their families experienced a special level of stress. He deserves this opportunity to have adventures and make memories--a special respite for his entire family . . . a time to focus on only the good things.
Your donation helps make it possible!
Our daughter, Lucy Gwendolyn Johnson, was born in July of 2007 with a severe lung disease that required her to receive a double-lung transplant and be hospitalized for her first year. During that time, she also suffered a significant stroke. In spite of her rough start, Lucy lived a happy life for nearly eleven wonderful years. She was a super-fan of all things Alice in Wonderland, The Wiggles, and The Muppets. Music was her favorite language, and she had some impressive dance moves. She was happiest at school, at home with her younger sister Eleanor, and when on the fastest, most thrilling rides at Disneyland.
Lucy’s life here may have ended on July 25, 2018, but her legacy of joy will live on forever in the love that this support system, Team Lucy, shows to one another and complete strangers, alike. We like to call this “The Lucy Effect.”
For the last thirteen years, our friends and family have generously supported our fundraising efforts for causes dear to our hearts. Because our family was blessed with the extraordinary experience of a Wish trip to Walt Disney World, Team Lucy turned our efforts to Make-A-Wish in 2015 and we have since fundraised for Wishes for seven incredible kids: Ashton, Taven, Aubree, Jeffrey, Dayzie, Anisia, and Tenasee . . . all because of the help of donors like you!
Lucy’s grandmother, Chloe’ Johnson, had been our fearless and energetic leader. Unfortunately, Chloe’ passed away suddenly just before our 2019 Wish campaign ended. Even on her last day, “paying forward” all of the kindnesses and miracles our family received in Lucy’s lifetime was of chief concern to her.
It is in this spirit that we charge forward, continuing to spread love via “The Lucy Effect” and feeling immense gratitude for the generous hearts of those who have joined us, far and wide.