12 Days of Starlight #Givethegiftofadonation

I am sure everyone has heard of the Starlight Foundation, but you may not know exactly what they do. Starlight is a wonderful foundation that brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Their mission is to bring joy, laughter, relief and a whole lot of smiles. Their large variety of in-hospital and outpatient programs help bring back some strength, hope and lost childhood by being that reliable and shining star in a dark and stormy sky. From toys to the latest technology to full-blown parties, they replace that fear and loneliness with fun and excitement! While out-of-hospital, they are granting wishes of all sizes with their Day Brightener Wishes, Great Escapes® Wishes and Once In A Lifetime Wishes programs to make sure Starlight families always have a reason to believe in magic.

MEET MIA
one of the #12KidsofStarlight

Mia, a full of life 13-year-old, has a degenerative and chronic condition, cystic fibrosis (CF), which causes thicker, stickier mucus than usual to accumulate in many vital organs of the body. Despite having a fatal genetic disease with no cure, a strict daily medication schedule and an inability to
meet people with the same condition due to the risk of cross infection, Mia lives life to the fullest each day. Starlight Canada’s program help make the days a little brighter for Mia, like when she went to one of her favourite events, Drive 4 Smiles, and looped a race track in exotic cars with
professional drivers!

For Mia, the hardest part about being sick is the isolation. Since CF patients cannot be within 6 feet of each other, she struggles with the fact that she can’t form real friendships with the people who would understand her most. On top of that, her diagnosis causes many days to be spent in-hospital,
with only more to come, including an inevitable double lung transplant.
That’s why she wants to raise $2,500 to bring toys to hospitalized children across the country who aren’t lucky enough to be home for the holidays. She understands the feeling of isolation more than most, and she wants to help.

Mia is trying to raise over $2500 this holiday season for kids in-hospital this holiday season with @starlightcanada. For every $10 donation towards the campaign at 12kids.starlightcanada.org, your name will also be entered into a prize pool worth over $20,000 (1 prize is 2 Economy Class Air Canada tickets for any scheduled destination in North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean!)

I am VERY proud to be the official ambassador of this extraordinary young girl with @starlightcanada and #12KidsofStarlight. PLEASE consider helping her reach her goal by donating and spreading the word. No donation amount is too small!

Happy Holidays
T.
xo
12kids.starlightcanada.org



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