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Annemarie Vander Waal's Fundraiser:

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

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Annemarie Vander Waal

THE STORY:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Eistein

I believe each day is a miracle. And for the children and families at Canuck Place Children's Hospice, each day... Every moment is a precious gift and a beautiful miracle. 

I've not always been a runner... but I've been inspired to run more, and more often, through beautiful places in the world because running equals life!  

At the start of my career as a nurse, my life was inspired by a beautiful young soul (huge Canuck fan!!!!!) whose life was tragically shortened by a terrible disease but he showed me what it means to persevere every day and to live life with laughter and joy and so much love - despite challenges and suffering! He motivated my chosen path as a palliative care nurse and working as a palliative care nurse has inspired me to embrace life every day and my health! 

Running is the ultimate expression of health! I am so blessed to be healthy and to be able to joy in what my body can do... How far it can run or how far I can push myself to run! I feel so alive when the fresh air caresses my face and my lungs suck back deep breaths of life giving air... when my heart vigorously pumps that life through my body to power my legs... My head clears and my thoughts drift towards those not able to experience this feeling anymore. Especially children who of all beings, should be able to delight the most in the freedom of their healthy, youthful bodies romping around outdoors!

I think of the children and adults whose bodies are now fading and deprived of strength and the energy to run about... And while I wish, more than anything in the world, that all these horrible diseases could be cured and that the situations that the young residents of Canuck Place find themselves in could be reversed... that is not reality. So instead... Let's raise a ton of cash for the Canuck Place Children's Hospice so that these beautiful little souls together with their families can live their final days in comfort and hopefully happiness still... Surrounded by families who worry a little less due to the support of the hospice... Because without it we would be lost and so much worse off! Let's raise money so that they can embrace the precious moments they have left! 


$1,000

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Maggie Reimer

    $800

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100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,724 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kathleen Cabahug

Amount Raised

$2,818

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Sean Wingate

Amount Raised

$1,160

 

116% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Jill Reilly

Amount Raised

$1,050

Fundraiser Title

Annemarie Vander Waal

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liezl du Plessis

Amount Raised

$775

 

155% Raised of $500 Goal

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Erin Wong

Amount Raised

$701

 

234% Raised of $300 Goal

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Jessica Sanchez

Amount Raised

$620

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Nick Ellery

Amount Raised

$530

 

106% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Maggie Reimer

Maggie Reimer

DONATION: $800

In memory of Adam Reimer who died 6 years ago of Niemann Pick Disease. Annemarie helped look after him and she will be in our hearts along with our son Adam forever. 6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

8 months ago