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Jacob and Lauren Davis' Fundraiser:

Strong Enough for Aleece

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Jacob and Lauren Davis

THE STORY:

Who would like to WIN a trip to Disney World??

In June 2013, our lives were turned upside down. We were anticipating the arrival of a perfectly healthy baby girl, but we quickly learned sweet Aleece had a problem – a critical congenital heart defect that would require immediate intervention if she were going to survive. Thankfully, she was able to receive the care necessary and today is doing remarkably well. However, Aleece is not cured. She will require additional procedures, possible surgeries, and a lifetime of monitoring. There is no cure – YET. And many babies aren’t as fortunate as Aleece has been. One in particular, Chloe Duyck, lost her battle and August 30th would have been her 10th birthday. Her family started a foundation (www.hope4tinyhearts.com) to raise awareness and funds for CHD research.

Here is the part about winning the Disney World vacation.

To celebrate and honor Chloe’s 10th birthday, The Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund has started a fundraiser to raise money for CHD research. The fundraiser they created requires us to form teams. Whichever team raises the most money wins a Disney World Vacation for a Family of Four. Jacob and I talked and instead of winning the trip for our family, we want to form a team and pass the vacation along to one of YOU!! If our team wins the fundraiser, one of YOU will win the trip. For every $10.00 donation, we will put your name in a hat. At the end of the fundraiser, if our team wins, Aleece will draw one of those names out of the hat and YOU will win the trip to Disney.

I know, I know. Jacob and I have been hitting you up for money every time you turn around it seems. But on that day in June, our eyes were opened to a whole new world. And we have become very passionate about helping raise awareness and funds for CHDs – to help Aleece and so many other babies and ADULTS who have CHDs live longer, healthier lives. And hopefully, one day, to find a CURE for CHDs!

Here are some quick CHD Facts:
• Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are the most common types of birth defects. Nearly 1 in 100 babies are born with a heart defect.
• There are more than 40 different types of congenital heart defects. Little is known about the cause of most of them. There is no known prevention or cure for any of them.
• Congenital heart defects are the #1 cause of birth defect related deaths.
• Congenital heart defects are the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States.
• Each year approximately 40,000 babies are born in the United States with a congenital heart defect. Thousands of them will not reach their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
• Each year over 1,000,000 babies are born worldwide with a congenital heart defect. 100,000 of them will not live to see their first birthday and thousands more die before they reach adulthood.
• In the United States, twice as many children die from congenital heart defects each year than from all forms of childhood cancer combined, yet funding for pediatric cancer research is five times higher than funding for CHD.

These are sobering facts. But YOU can help! Please join our team – Strong Enough for Aleece – and let’s win a trip to Disney World all while raising crucial funds for CHDs!

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To This Fundraiser

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Clois & Maria Burns

    $10

  • Christy Samuel

    $10

  • Ross, Christina, Sydney Rachal

    $25

  • Pops and Suggie

    $50

  • Beau Bossier

    $20

  • Laura Paige

    $30

  • Raymond & Chong

    $50

  • Thomas & Savannah Hoffman

    $25

  • John & Bethany Tucci

    $25

  • Ginger Garrison

    $100

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8% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Ginger Garrison

Ginger Garrison

DONATION: $100

Strong enough for Aleece, yes mam! 2 years ago

John & Bethany Tucci

John & Bethany Tucci

DONATION: $25

In memory of baby Chloe, and in support of this cause. 4 years ago

Thomas & Savannah Hoffman

Thomas & Savannah Hoffman

DONATION: $25

We're sorry we can't be there for the Amazing Little Hearts CHD Awareness 5K! 4 years ago

Raymond & Chong

Raymond & Chong

DONATION: $50

Strong Enough for Aleece, Phil.4:13. 4 years ago

Laura Paige

Laura Paige

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Beau Bossier

Beau Bossier

DONATION: $20

Strong Enough For Aleece! - Love Beau 4 years ago

Pops and Suggie

Pops and Suggie

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Ross, Christina, Sydney Rachal

Ross, Christina, Sydney Rachal

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Christy Samuel

Christy Samuel

DONATION: $10

Love the Davis family!! 4 years ago

Clois & Maria Burns

Clois & Maria Burns

DONATION: $10

To honor Aleece and wish her a blessed journey and to thank her generous parents for having a giving heart and in memory of our precious angel, Chloe Duyck 4 years ago