Ainsley's Angels of America is super excited to have Ambassador Angie spreading our mission and bringing inclusive road racing to Hawaii!
What does this mean? Well, enjoy this video!
Learn about the life event that inspired Angie to make this a reality:
Nathaniel Steven Wideman aka ‘Bud’ was born on April 16, 1983. Bud’s parents had the same aspirations all parents have: for Bud to play sports, graduate high school and college, get married, and someday give them grandchildren. A few short months into Bud’s life they discovered that their aspirations for Bud would never be realized. Bud was born with Cerebral Palsy, severe intellectual disabilities, and a seizure disorder. Bud does not speak or walk and requires total care in every aspect of his life. For years Bud’s disability served as a crutch that prevented his family from fully living an active lifestyle.
Upon hearing about Team Hoyt the family got inspired to maximize Bud’s abilities (as well as their own) instead of focusing on his disabilities. The Wideman’s began to run for exercise and finally began to race, starting with 5k’s. Now they have competed in countless 5k’s, 10k’s, and half marathons. They have inspired so many to start a healthier more active lifestyle, including myself.
My name is Angie and Bud is my brother. I have been so inspired by my family’s determination to overcome the numerous challenges they have encountered and had to overcome that I often wanted to find a way to make racing a possibility for those who are less fortunate and cannot afford the needed equipment to race or do not have someone in their life capable of assisting them in participating in a race. Then I came into contact with Ainsley’s Angels and it clicked. The mission is so simple, yet so profound: provide equipment and able bodies to anyone who is an athlete at heart. I humbly ask for your support in whatever manner you can give it. That may be a monetary donation, volunteering to be an Angel, finding rider-Athletes, or simply helping me spread the word about my efforts to start Ainsley’s Angels in Hawaii. You may also email me at Hawaii@AinsleysAngels.org with any questions.
Mahalo for your kokua,
The real purpose of running isn't to win a race, it's to text the limits of the human heart - Bill Bowerman
YES, YOU CAN...donate 20 or 50 dollars right now to ensure the thrill of rolling with the wind and crossing a road race finish line!
Donations to this page will directly support our mission in Hawaii!
Click the orange button in the upper right of this page or e-mail: President@AinsleysAngels.org for a link to make a donation using PayPay and/or for a mailing address should you prefer to donate by check. We will ensure all donations appear on this page as off-line donations.
Another way to help, is to spread the word of our message and efforts:
1. Visit www.AinsleysAngels.org to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s 13-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library! Proceeds go to the Ainsley's Angels Foundation.
2. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ainsleys_angels