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MYTEAM TRIUMPH's Fundraiser:

Ainsley's Angels in Beaumont (Southeast Texas)

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BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH

EVENT: 2014

THE STORY:

Welcome to the fundraising page established on behalf of our first Ainsley’s Angels of Southeast Texas region.

A message from our Regional Director, Captain Marsha:


On May 30th, 1990, a trampoline accident left me as an incomplete quadriplegic. I was 16-years-old and my life changed forever. Before the accident I was a physical kid, always outside, always going 90 to nothing. My new normal was nothing like my old normal.


I eventually engaged in physical activities after the accident but most were difficult to do and require special days or special assistance. I have limited use of my upper extremities (but I have some); that's the benefit of being an incomplete spinal cord injury. My injury is high up in the neurological chain of command.
 

My body is injured but my soul and my mind are still those of an athlete. Maybe I didn't get my chance to find out if I could ever be a college athlete or an adult triathlete but something inside of me believes it could have been my path as easily as anyones. Then one day my friend, Amie James, suggested we try a racing chair.

With the help of Ainsley's Angels, a kind, supportive group who helps those who otherwise couldn't participate in athletic endeavors, she attained a racing chair for us to try. Being in that chair took me back to the time when I was that young athlete; the adrenaline, excitement, the thrill of the race and having the wind in your face. Now I just happen to be sitting.


I've since had the opportunity to participate in a run with Amie and the Sea Rim Striders. It took me backwards and yet solidly grounded me in the moment, a moment of joy, all at once. Pure heaven!

I have found a whole new group of friends, fellow ATHLETES, who have welcomed me into their family with open arms (maybe due to the fact that they take turns pushing the racing chair). This ride has just begun and I am looking forward to where it leads me. I am looking forward to "rolling it forward" and giving back a little of what has been so generously given to me.
 

Marsha Reed
Captain, Team Butterfly

Ainsley's Angels Southeast Texas Regional Director

 

YES YOU CAN, donate 10, 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure everyone can roll with the wind and experience the trill of 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. Click here to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s 11-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

$2,650

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris & Jessie Miller

    $50

  • Ginger Manhart and family

    $100

  • Robert and Lisa Smith

    $50

  • Melissa Roberts

    $200

  • Charlie Dixon, Bronze Body Tanning

    $100

  • Wink & Sylvia Gilmore

    $50

  • Garry, Christy, And Rachel Morrison

    $50

  • Mike and Toppie Cabaniss

    $100

  • Daryl & Stephanie Granger

    $50

  • Daryl Granger

    $50

  • Mike and Toppie

    $200

  • Jon & Dawn Burris

    $50

  • Mark and Christina Segura

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Kevin McElyea in Memory of Audrey Bush

    $50

  • Jeff and Janet Davis

    $100

  • Michael and Susan Cipriani

    $100

  • Brian, Michelle, Austin & Brayden Cheatham

    $50

  • Lauren and Zaiden McElyea

    $50

  • Ken and Debbie Minter

     

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Donor Comments

Ken and Debbie Minter

Ken and Debbie Minter

In Memory of Delbert W. McElyea 3 years ago

Lauren and Zaiden McElyea

Lauren and Zaiden McElyea

DONATION: $50

In memory of my grandpa Del McElyea and tribute to my nephew Dysen Meador 3 years ago

Brian, Michelle, Austin & Brayden Cheatham

Brian, Michelle, Austin & Brayden Cheatham

DONATION: $50

In memory of Grandpa McElyea 4 years ago

Michael and Susan Cipriani

Michael and Susan Cipriani

DONATION: $100

In memory of Delbert McElyea 4 years ago

Jeff and Janet Davis

Jeff and Janet Davis

DONATION: $100

In memory of Delbert McElyea 4 years ago

Kevin McElyea in Memory of Audrey Bush

Kevin McElyea in Memory of Audrey Bush

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Audrey Bush - donation by Kevin and Sybil McElyea. 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Mark and Christina Segura

Mark and Christina Segura

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jon & Dawn Burris

Jon & Dawn Burris

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mike and Toppie

Mike and Toppie

DONATION: $200

4 years ago