mTT: AINSLEY'S ANGELS (THVB) wrote -
Welcome to the Chariot for Kailyn 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 Kailyn’s house! This chair will allow her to compete in local road races with Kristine and others. 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 Katie Carley:
Kailyn is a beautiful eight year old girl with Cerebral Palsy. She had the best attitude and an amazing smile, the second you meet her you will fall in love with her. Kailyn has had a rough couple of months lately being in and out of the hospital and rehab with pneumonia and other infections.
On behalf of her family I am helping to do a fundraiser to get a freedom chair for Kailyn. Why does she need another chair you might ask? Good question. This new chair has capabilities that her current one doesn't. It will allow Kristine and others to take Kailyn to charity runs/walks so that she can take part and be part of the action. It will also be easier to take to places and make traveling with Kailyn easier. Anything that makes Kailyn and Kris's lives easier is worth it. If you are looking for a good cause, to pay it forward, or to just help out an amazing girl please consider donating!! Thank you so much!!
YES YOU CAN, donate 10, 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure Kailyn can roll with the wind and experience the thrill of crossing a road race finish line!
Click the orange button in the upper right of this page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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!