BENEFITING: The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Karla Loeppky wrote -
At Your Body Your Weigh Fitness we are passionate about showing and supporting people in what they never thought possible... Themselves!! The business had been operating as a home based business since 2012 and just celebrated their One Year Anniversary in their studio location in Beaumont Alberta. In celebrating and giving back we wanted to find a charity that was similar to our values, that gave people opportunities and showed them that they ARE POSSIBLE. When this opportunity came up we didn't hesitate and we are so excited to be teamed up with Daphne and her wish to go to Hawaii Disney.
Daphne was born jaundiced. She was soon diagnosed with biliary atresia, a serious liver condition when the bile ducts inside or outside the liver do not develop normally. Just shy of six weeks old, she had Kasai surgery to remove the bile ducts. Sadly, the surgery wasn’t successful. An ultrasound revealed that Daphne would require a liver transplant to survive. In November of 2011, she received her liver transplant but she nearly died. She spent weeks at a time in the hospital undergoing painful pokes and numerous surgeries. Daphne’s complex condition made her early life touch and go, not just a year-to-year, but a day-to-day