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Ashton is ready to #RollWithTheWind Hoyt Style!

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THE STORY:

AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA wrote -

Ainsley's Angels is thrilled to help ensure Ashton can soon roll with the wind safely in the brand new BLADE, by Team Hoyt Racing Chairs! With your generosity, we are certain this can happen soon. Additionally, the goal associated with this page also includes a special surprise for Ashton to have his own timed race bib and earn the title Marathoner this October!  Details to come later in 2015 on that special event! 

Here is a note from Ashton's mother:

Ashton has been beating his runners in races by less than a second since March of 2012 as a rider athlete with Team Hoyt VB. He's tackled anything from 1-milers (on his own two feet!) up to several half-marathons with the aid of his angels!

What makes all of this so special is Ashton has Autism and has little drive to do anything physical outside of the normal everyday activities. But on race morning, he usually wakes up extra early with excitement exclaiming, "It's race day!". He loves the feeling of excitement at the start line as he smiles and flaps his hands. He gives high 5s and fist bumps to anyone who stops near him and when lined up at the start line with his friends, the giggles and clapping starts! He sits excitedly with his pretzels (don't all amazing athletes need a little carbs and salt on race day?) and has a blast from start to finish. The race atmosphere is one that would bother most children with Autism but Ashton thrives on it. He loves it and proclaims his Angels and himself the winner at every single finish line! Doesn't matter how fast or not as fast they go; he wins every single time!

This new race chair would mean the world to us and Ashton. Being a growing teenage boy means he's outgrown the standard joggers that Team Hoyt VB uses. He has one that currently fits, but he's quickly outgrowing it too, both by weight and height. Also, having a jogger chair that folds down would be of utmost importance to us because we need to be able to transport it from race to race and also store it at our house. Having a custom racing chair means it would be fit for Ashton's needs, comfort and growth. Plus, it would be significantly more portable for ease of transportation. Thank you for your support!
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Jennifer McCormick
mom to: Ashton & Holden

 

Here is a note from Aric who will be pushing Ashton:

I have known Ashton for about 3 years now and have pushed him and ran with him on several occassions. No matter the weather that kid loves to ride in that chair; especially on race day. He is constantly laughing, smiling and waving to everyone we pass. It definitely empowers me and gives me that extra drive to push just a little harder. I'm thrilled to be a part of this team!!! Now let's raise some money and make this amazing kid smile!


YES, YOU CAN...donate 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure the thrill of rolling with the wind and crossing a road race finish line!
Click the orange button in the upper right of this page or e-mail: AinsleysAngels@yahoo.com for a link to make a donation using PayPay and/or for a mailing address should you prefer to donate by check. We will ensure all donations appear on this page as off-line donations.


Another way to help, is to spread the word of our message and efforts:
1. Visit www.AinsleysAngels.org to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s 12-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library! Proceeds go to the Ainsley's Angels Foundation.

2. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ainsleys_angels

3. Lastly, we invite you to enjoy this USA TODAY Video Story:
http://youtu.be/yGUpRjap2GQ
 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,440

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Aric's folks

    $50

  • Seelye

    $40

  • Gabriela Gilner

    $20

  • Angie NIshnick

    $15

  • Mactavish Family

    $50

  • Aric's folks - part 2

    $50

  • Mez Espiritu

    $50

  • Elizabeth Girard

    $50

  • The Hampton Roads Military Relocation Team

    $100

  • Colleen & Dennis

    $75

  • Bruce & Jenn

    $20

  • Jami Addesso

    $100

  • Aric Martinez

    $500

  • Karl Gustavson

    $100

  • Jeff Nodine

    $20

  • Captain Ashton

    $100

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144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,101 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA

Amount Raised

$2,101

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer McCormick

Amount Raised

$1,560

Fundraiser Title

Aric Martinez

Amount Raised

$1,440

 

144% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabriela Gilner

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Captain Ashton

Captain Ashton

DONATION: $100

I'm ready to ride Aric..... are you ready to run?! Here's my list of rules I have to follow: 1. I have to be on my best best best most excellent best behavior. 2. I have to use nice words and my polite manners. 3. I HAVE TO HAVE FUN!! I promise to share my pretzels with you and have good music too! I can't wait to become a marathoner with you! Hugs & High 5s! 3 years ago

Jeff Nodine

Jeff Nodine

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Karl Gustavson

Karl Gustavson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Aric Martinez

Aric Martinez

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Jami Addesso

Jami Addesso

DONATION: $100

This is incredible! Best of luck to you both on race day! Enjoy every second of the journey! Go out there and Rock It!!! 3 years ago

Bruce & Jenn

Bruce & Jenn

DONATION: $20

Best of Luck in the Race!! 3 years ago

Colleen & Dennis

Colleen & Dennis

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

The Hampton Roads Military Relocation Team

The Hampton Roads Military Relocation Team

DONATION: $100

In Memory of GySgt Martin A Gatewood. 3 years ago

Elizabeth Girard

Elizabeth Girard

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mez Espiritu

Mez Espiritu

DONATION: $50

3 years ago