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We hit our goal!
January 21, 2018

THANK YOU for donating to our Crowdrise campaign! We are so excited to share that we've now hit our goal of $3,240! Claire and I can't wait to  See more

BENEFITING: SheLift

ORGANIZER: SheLift

Sarah Longshore

THE STORY:

Claire L. will turn 8-years-old on her next birthday. She is like many other girls her age -- she enjoys playing with friends, dressing up with makeup and high heels, and watching movies and old Full House reruns. She loves animals (especially horses) and is a hard-working student at school. She's the perfect mix of sweet and stubborn, like a lot of 2nd graders are. But she has one striking difference. Claire was born with a partially amputated left arm due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. As a result of this difference, Claire has become fiercly independent and works hard to teach herself the skills that we (i.e., two-handed folks) are simply unable to. She is smart like that and can figure most things out for herself. But her independence comes at a great cost. Claire is painfully shy and insecure, particularly in new situations and around new people. She will warm up to people eventually, but she is very cautious in opening herself up for fear of rejection and/or humiliation. We believe that through participation in the SheLift mother + daughter ski retreat, Claire will begin to learn self-acceptance and will develop a greater sense of self. We believe that the activities she will experience, the friendships she will develop, and the mentors she will gain will help build the confidence she will need to have a happy and well-adjusted life as a teenager and adult. We are beyond thankful and blessed to have this opportunity and appreciate the donations that will make our participation possible.   


SheLift wrote -

All proceeds raised from this fundraiser will go towards providing girls life changing experiences. Because the applicants of the SheLift retreats express a universal theme of feeling "different," we aim to provide a very exclusive, premier experience for our girls that makes them feel anything but different. The goal is to heighten their sense of self value and demonstrate to young women that they are worthy of having incredible life experiences. With that said, we are looking into providing the best resources to our ability, which includes our remote, sometimes hard to get to destinations and activities. Funds from this campaign will be used for flights, ground transportation, lodging, healthy meals and groceries, insurance AND most importantly, the equipment and expertise of adaptive specialists. Funds will also go towards documentation of the experiences and follow up testimonials from the girls about how the trip impacted their lives. Any additional funds raised will go towards creating local continuing events and activities for all girls to participate in, i.e.: day hikes, yoga, cooking classes, shopping events, spa treatmrents, etc.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,265

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Fisher

    $100

  • Cousin Rex

    $500

  • Pam and David

    $100

  • Christina Kitchings

    $25

  • Jim & Lynda Bowen

    $100

  • Penny & Rusty Garrett

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $210

  • Caitlin Ghegan

    $15

  • Dustin weinberger

    $20

  • The Das Blake family

    $100

  • Amy M

    $25

  • Hunter and Megan McKeown

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Casey Castagna

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tara Yongue

    $25

  • Catcher Smith

    $25

  • Missy Wall-Mitchell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Drea Schneider

    $50

  • Lance and Abby Williams

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Beverly Van Metre

     

  • Robin Cox

    $25

  • Luce

    $10

  • Lindsey Simon

    $25

  • Cara Mia Pinto

    $25

  • Beverly & Randy Simmons

    $150

  • Carol Crain

    $25

  • Missy Hallman

    $25

  • Have a Great time!

    $100

  • Ann and Ronnie Brown

    $25

  • Holly

    $25

  • Stephanie and Chris Cockrell

    $25

  • Patti Thompson

    $25

  • Brenna Minor

    $50

  • Amy Thompson

    $25

  • Christina Ritzmann

    $500

  • Kara

    $25

  • Wayne Harpenau

    $25

  • Mary

    $50

  • Jan Haeg

    $25

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101% Raised of $3,240 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $19,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kara Bourke

Amount Raised

$5,175

 

148% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Longshore

Amount Raised

$3,265

 

101% Raised of $3,240 Goal

Fundraiser Title

robert obrien

Amount Raised

$2,200

Fundraiser Title

Kim Jozefiak

Amount Raised

$2,120

 

212% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Madisyn Taute

Amount Raised

$1,680

 

168% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney O'Connor

Amount Raised

$1,330

 

44% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Polanic

Amount Raised

$1,075

 

108% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Dobay

Amount Raised

$1,005

 

126% Raised of $800 Goal

Donor Comments

Jan Haeg

Jan Haeg

DONATION: $25

Happy Belated Claire! Have a wonderful time skiing, gaining new confidence and making new friends! 10 months ago

Mary

Mary

DONATION: $50

I hope you have the best time! 11 months ago

Wayne Harpenau

Wayne Harpenau

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Kara

Kara

DONATION: $25

Sheila & I look forward to meeting you! 11 months ago

Christina Ritzmann

Christina Ritzmann

DONATION: $500

This donation is to honor Sarah. An amazing, talented, beautiful woman! xxo 11 months ago

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson

DONATION: $25

Hope you have a wonderful time! Make lots of memories! Many hugs to you and sweet Claire! 11 months ago

Brenna Minor

Brenna Minor

DONATION: $50

Welcome to Utah! 11 months ago

Patti Thompson

Patti Thompson

DONATION: $25

You are inspiring! 11 months ago

Stephanie and Chris Cockrell

Stephanie and Chris Cockrell

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Holly

Holly

DONATION: $25

Sarah I hope this is just the beginning of many ski trips. I'm so happy for you!❄️💙 11 months ago