BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH
Welcome to the Chariot for Alex fundraising page, hosted by Ainsley’s Angels.
With your generosity, we aim to have a brand new Freedom Push Chair delivered in early August to Alex’s house! This chair will allow him to compete in local road races with his Mom. As the father of a very special girl named Ainsley, the positive energy surrounding the start line, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love we all have for each other is a therapy like no other. I just know this is going to be a life changing event for this family.
A Special Message from Alex’s Mom:
As a mom, I would love to give my children whatever I can to help them to enjoy their lives as well as to learn about what a special gift it is to be able to give and serve others. I think I found one way to do both. When I first heard about Team Hoyt a few years after my oldest son, Alex, was injured in a car accident, I cried, and cried, and then dreamed. I saw the smile on Rick Hoyt's (the son) face...priceless! I used to run myself and what I miss about it the most, is the freedom that I felt by just getting out on the road and going where my feet lead me. What if I could get my son Alex out there? So, recently when I posted on facebook an updated video of Alex riding a specially designed F.E.S.(functional electrical stim) bike to help his body to stay healthy, a friend quickly responded, "marathon next." I replied that I was going to google about the special chairs that I knew the Hoyts used…and that is why we are here. The Hoyt’s introduced me to Ainsley’s Angels of America! I am working with them to raise funds to be able to get Alex a special jogger to then be able to take him out running! What is really cool is the possibility of his siblings being able to push him as well, just like Ainsley’s 11 year old sister, Briley. Our goal is to get involved in races and do what would have been thought "impossible"(what an outdated word in the world of disAbilities).
"Hope begins with a belief in a possibility."
YES YOU CAN, donate 10, 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure Alex 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 email@example.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
3. Like Briley’s book page us on Facebook: Born An Angel
Who is Ainsley?
Ainsley does not talk or walk; she does not play for fun; but she smiles, while out for a run. An inspiration to thousands, she is an amazing little girl with a smile that will light up any room. Shortly after being diagnosed with an extremely rare progressive genetic nerve disorder called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), Ainsley completed the Surfer's Healing Virginia Beach 5K road race. Her first of many running-aided, wind-induced smiles took our family's collective breath away as she received her finisher's medal and became an official Team Hoyt Virginia Beach (THVB) ATHLETE! Inspired by Dick and Rick Hoyt, and the only running team authorized by the Hoyt's to use their name, THVB provided Ainsley's family with a therapeutic means to fight the devastation associated with learning and trying to live with the fact that your child has a terminal illness. The positive energy surrounding the start line, the children smiling from ear to ear, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love we all have for each other is a therapy like no other. In an effort to spread this amazing experience to as many people as possible, Ainsley's Angels aims to see other families experience what the Hoyt's have experienced nearly 1100 times and what we have experienced nearly 50 times (so far). As such, we created this chapter of myTEAM Triumph to ensure others can "roll with the wind" and live up to the philosophy of, "Yes You Can."
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!