The EmStrong Foundation
Hi! I'm Emily Ayers. My family and I are excited to walk and fundraise for this year’s Walk For Wishes with my new foundation, The EmStrong Foundation. EmStrong was formed to help raise money to help kids with cancer and life altering illnesses, whether through Make-A-Wish, our own walking program, or various charity organizations designed to help with pediatric cancer research/treatment. We are committed to raising money for Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. It’s truly amazing what a wish come true can do for a wish kid. I know because I was one of those kids. I was granted a Wish after I completed a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. My family and I travelled to Aulani in Hawaii for a chance to step away from the medicine, the clinics, the labs, etc and just spend time together as a family. It was the first time in over a year that I could run around without a protective mask on. At times during this trip, I completely forgot about my transplant. This trip was the first time I felt like a normal kid again. In addition to giving them the experience of a lifetime, parents, health professionals and volunteers agree that a wish empowers wish kids to fight harder against their illnesses. I know firsthand this to be true.
These life-changing wishes are only possible because of supporters like us. A wish experience can truly change a child’s life, and so can we.
Please support us and donate to my fundraising goal today!