BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH
Welcome to my fundraising page for Ainsley's Angels!!
Ainsley's Angels of America has expanded across the country! We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that gives opportunities to disabled adults, children, veterans and teens to participate in endurance events such as road races and triathlons. Please help our chapter to continue to grow by allowing us to purchase jogger chairs, shirts, and an equipment trailer. No amount is too small; as much as $1.00 is very much appreciated. We can not thank you enough for your support to this wonderful cause!
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 over 1100 times and what we have experienced sixty times (so far). As such, we aim to create as many Ainsley's Angels chapters of myTEAM Triumph as needed to ensure others can "roll with the wind" and live up to the philosophy of, "Yes You Can."