Welcome to our team's page!
Our team is taking part in the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze for Wishes event this summer.
Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze for Wishes is a 10-week virtual challenge which asks you to Hike, Walk or Run your chosen challenge distance — 50KM, 100KM or 200KM. We are excited to take part, get outdoors and raise much needed funds to help children with critical illnesses this summer.
Make-A-Wish wants to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, but right now, thousands of wishes are waiting due to COVID-19.
When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.
Will you support our team, so that together, we can make sure that when life returns to normal, no child must wait for their already delayed wish?
Make a wish holds a special place in my heart. My daughter, Fiona, has recently found out she will be granted a wish! I am so happy and grateful my brave warrior gets this experience.
We want to give back to other children like Fiona, and decided to raise money for this amazing charity. Hopefully we can raise some money to go towards another child’s wish!
Here is Fiona's Story <3 :
Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting three year old Fiona, instantly feels her warmth, calmness and pure soul. Fiona adores people and her favorite activity is to snuggle; which Mom and Dad are happy to comply with. Fiona enjoys the outdoors and loves feeling the wind in her hair and watching the sunshine glisten through the trees. She also loves to bust a move by turning up the tunes and dancing and twirling in her wheelchair or in someone’s arms. Fiona was born with a rare genetic condition and spent the first month of her life in the NICU at the IWK. Overtime numerous health issues have arisen including epilepsy, feeding difficulties that require all her nutrition to be through G-Tube and Cortical Vision Impairment. She has seizures daily, does not have the ability to verbally communicate or walk. Fiona also has great difficulty when she is ill. Even common colds are difficult for her and she has had numerous hospital admissions that include being life-flighted and admitted to the PICU. Fiona is a warrior princess and continues to persevere with a smile on her face and joy in her heart. Her family, friends and community have been nothing short of amazing and Fiona is blessed to have so many people in her corner. She is a rare and beautiful unicorn and she and her family are thrilled she will be granted a wish.
“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare
Follow Fiona’s journey through her personal blog on Facebook called “Friends of Fiona.” @FriendsOfFionaD