BENEFITING: Emily M Lyman Foundation
EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016
This National Gymnastics day Regal Gymnastics' competitive optional team will be raising funds for the Emily M. Lyman Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial support to Vermont families enduring pediatric cancer. The Emily M. Lyman Foundation strives to make the lives of families coping with pediatric cancer more cheerful and bright through monetary contributions.
The Regal team will also be hosting a Kids Night Out at Regal Gymnastics, donating 100% of the proceeds to the Emily M. Lyman Foundation. Learn more about the Kids Night out here.
Emily Mary Lyman was born August 21st, 1997 in Burlington, Vermont. She was born with the ability to question, observe, and write with beautiful clarity. Emily was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 2 1/2 years old, ultimately relapsing three times. She never defined herself by her disease. She rarely discussed it amongst her peers or used her condition as an excuse, instead she chose to focus her energy on her family, acting, playing board games, writing, reading, learning and questioning everything.
Emily always looked on the bright side of things. She searched for the silver lining and rarely complained. When she found out the leukemia had returned for the 4th time, she never cried once, or lamented ”Why me?” from that moment to the time when she died 46 hours later. Emily was wise way beyond her years. In the end, she was the one teaching us.