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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona's Fundraiser:

Shaleen Kendrick

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BENEFITING: National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

EVENT: Live Love Dance

EVENT DATE: Feb 10, 2017

THE STORY:

When I was a young girl I had huge expectations of greatness, of what my life would become.  How would I change the world?  What fame awaited me?!  What adventures would I set upon?!  What would I accomplish?!  Well, I've now hit my late-thirties as a professional mom of 4 small precious children, few accolades and no letters after my name.  And what I have discovered is my definition of greatness has changed.  My “resume” is not exactly chalked full of certifications or recognition, but the accomplishments I do stand on have been forged from the same passion, drive and desire I had as a young girl...the results, however, have been a surprise by far exceeding my expectations and shaping me into the person I am today.  I laughed when I was asked to be a “celebrity” dancer.  I couldn’t be farther from being a celebrity of any kind.  I had to think long and hard about “why” I would or even should be in this event.  I was struck with a myriad of reasons.  The first of which is I just straight up LOVE to dance.  So, lucky you…you all get to be a part of me living out childhood dreams! Or an early mid-life crisis, I’m still deciding which!  Hahaha.


The most important reason, however, is for our daughter and the millions of other children and families like ours who walk the incredibly hard and often dark road of medical hardship.  We know what it's like to hold the most precious thing in the world in our arms and not know what's going to happen next in their sweet young life.  We know what it is like to be weary to the bone, in and out of hospitals and doctor offices.  We are eternally grateful for humanity - for the men and women, friends, family, professionals, and organizations that walk this road with us.  Who pick us up when we don’t think we could keep going, who cry with us and laugh with us.  Who stand for us, relationally adopting us and caring for us as their own.  It is on this road we learn and experience the true meaning of gratitude.

We have an opportunity here to create an atmosphere of unity, compassion, inspiration, and generosity...an atmosphere of family.  Friends, come with me on a journey, united as one, and let’s relationally adopt these children and these families as our own.  Caring for them in big ways and small ways, tangible ways and intangible ways, because when you love one another - every way matters!
 

 

 

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$29,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ryan and Cindy Buell

    $5,000

  • Brad & Megan Schmidgall

    $1,000

  • Tara Ryklin

    $500

  • Kirby Kendrick Family

    $1,000

  • Jim & Sheila Clary

    $2,000

  • Brad & Sarah deCaussin

    $1,000

  • Shanda Damphousse

    $5,000

  • Wayne DeStefano

    $500

  • Lauren Morstad

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Stephanie Tsang

    $1,000

  • Amanda Klemenz Clark

    $500

  • Pat & Bob

    $1,000

  • Paul & Jessica Petelin

    $1,000

  • Mary & Justin Piontek

    $1,000

  • Kathy Pidgeon

    $500

  • In Kind - raffle

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cecily Buell

    $300

  • Brijet Whitney

     

  • Jen Polese

    $500

  • Dan and Joey Roether

    $100

  • B. Plotke

    $250

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The Team: $29,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

B. Plotke

B. Plotke

DONATION: $250

8 months ago

Dan and Joey Roether

Dan and Joey Roether

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Jen Polese

Jen Polese

DONATION: $500

Because nobody puts "Baby" in the corner!!! 8 months ago

Brijet Whitney

Brijet Whitney

8 months ago

Cecily Buell

Cecily Buell

DONATION: $300

In support of all families affected by kidney disorders and disease. 8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

8 months ago

In Kind - raffle

In Kind - raffle

DONATION: $2,000

8 months ago

Kathy Pidgeon

Kathy Pidgeon

DONATION: $500

Love you to pieces Shaleen and your beautiful family! So honored to support you!!! And this great cause! 9 months ago

Mary & Justin Piontek

Mary & Justin Piontek

DONATION: $1,000

Go Shaleen! XOXO 9 months ago

Paul & Jessica Petelin

Paul & Jessica Petelin

DONATION: $1,000

9 months ago