Thank you for visiting my Personal Fundraising Page! I have the honor of being on Team Hope for Relentless 2013. Team Hope is a group of Powerlifters who committed to raising money for Hope Kids, Inc. Hope Kids is an amazing organization that services kids fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Check them out at www.HopeKids.org. Hope Kids organizes events for the kids, and their families, to attend throughout the year. Last year they had over 300 events for the kids to enjoy. Think about that -- 300 events in one year. This is a great cause. These kids just want to be kids, but most are battling for their lives.
This cause is especially close to my heart, as many of my family and friends know, my daughter Michaela was diagnosed with stage III embroynal rhabdomyosarcoma at age 3. She went through 42 weeks of chemo and radiation. We lived in Boston for almost 2 months while she was getting radiation treatments. Michaela has been in remission for almost 12 years now! I remember the pain and anxiety like it was yesterday. I would have given anything for an organization like Hope Kids back then. I would have given anything to put some joy in Michaela's heart and help her forget the pain, if even for the day. That's what Hope Kids does! They let the kids enjoy being kids.
Every Team Hope member is assigned to a Hope Kid. I have the privilage of raising money on behalf of a 16 year old girl named Juliana. Juliana is fighting Differential Ependymoma, which is a brain tumor. She has been fighting this since 2008, had recurances twice, and has had a total of 5 surgeries. She is a heck of a strong kid. Please help me help HER and the other Hope Kids!
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts. You can donate a flat amount or you could donate a dollar amount per pound I lift. My goal is a total of 800 pounds. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might also want to donate to this great cause!
You can also come to the lifting event! You can watch some of the strongest people you'll ever meet lift some amazing amounts of weight. You will also meet some pretty amazing kids. It will be an amazing experience, bring some tissue. Got HOPE?!