Ainsley's Angels of America is super excited to be spreading awareness and smiles through activism and education!
Enjoy this note from Beth's friend Marie about why she wants to get this chariot for Beth.
Meet my friend Beth. I came to know her by way of being assigned as her nurse. Little did I know that this very special woman would quickly become not just a friend, but someone that makes me see life in a whole different way. It is easy to go through life and not realize the precious gift simple things really are, like a walk in the springtime, eating pizza and ice cream and talking. You see, Beth was just like me. She swam, biked, had her teaching degree and taught preschool. She even was president of her sorority and a bit of a party girl!
A brain tumor when she was 17. The surgery went well, no cancer and they radiated some after the surgery to get the last little bit of the tumor the surgeons weren’t able to safely remove. Life went on. Beth had an active life with friends and family, her career until one day she started to lose function of her body. Delayed effects from radiation years later left her a quadriplegic, on a ventilator, unable to eat, talk, bed bound. At one point (I cried when Beth told me this part), she had spent two years in her room, on the ventilator and she was loosing her will to live. Beth didn’t eat for four years until she had a surgery to separate her airway and esophagus so she could eat.
Guess what she wanted? Pizza!!! Beth can now stay off her ventilator during the day and leave the house in her wheelchair. Her mom Kathy has been by her side since day one and loves to see Beth be able to go to the movies, go on “walks” and live life to its fullest.
One day I asked Beth if she wanted to run the California International Marathon with me this past December. She was so excited at the possibility and Ainsley’s Angels made this dream we had a reality. I have never seen Beth so excited and happy than the day we ran this race together. Being out in the crowd and being a part of something she thought wasn’t even a possibility meant so much to her. Her smile after the race says it all.
We are fundraising for Beth to be able to have her own racing chariot so we can go on many adventures together with racing. To a regular able-bodied person, a race is fun. But for Beth, experiencing the outdoors, new scenery, the crowds and fun that is all a part of the racing experience would keep her spirits lifted and give her some of her life back. I want to be able to give back to Beth from all that she has given me. I want to bring life and happiness to her, and I can’t wait to take her on many more adventures and see her happy and living the dream!
Please help us make this dream come true!
Click the button in the upper right of this page or email: Info@AinsleysAngels.org for a link to make a donation using PayPal and/or for a mailing address should you prefer to donate by check.
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 then 11-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library!
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