Grateful Hearts for Jared
Welcome to our team fundraising page! We started this page to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and are asking for your support.
Together, we can change lives of children - like Jared's was!
In 2007 our son Jared was honored with an amazing Make A Wish trip. Jared chose to meet Teddy Bruschi of the New England Patriots. Teddy was Jared's favorite player on his favorite football team. Teddy had also suffered a stroke ten days prior to Jared suffering a stroke after his Leukemia diagnosis. Teddy made a full recovery and returned to play with the New England Patriots.
Jared and our family were flown to Boston to attend a Patriot's game and have a meet and greet with Teddy. The wish was so special and we were treated to a four star hotel, dinner in Boston, limo rides to and from the airport and the game, and a private meeting with Teddy in the actual player meeting room. This was a dream come true for Jared, in the limo outside of the Patriots stadium Jared said "This must be what heaven is like" For that day our son, our only child with a terminal illness forget it all. He was able to be a normal healthy child who got to hang out with his hero for a day. That day is forever ingrained in our hearts. The generosity of everyone involved, Make a wish, The Patriots, and Teddy is PRICELESS!
We lost Jared in 2009 and we will be forever grateful for the Make A Wish Organization for all they did to make a lifetime of memories for our family and to have made Jared feel so important! There is no other organization that we would rather fundraise for. The Maya Angelou quote "People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, But people will never forget how you made them feel" is extremely true in this case, We will never forget how special Make a Wish made Jared for that day.
We hope you will join our team to support a wish for another deserving child!