This is my second year participating in Jagathon: IUPUI's Dance Marathon.
When I was nine years old my mom passed away from what began as breast cancer, which metastasized and spread to her brain. She had struggled faithfully since I was one years old, in and out of remission.
She was my entire world. When she passed away, she did not leave me the the memory of her suffering. She left me a legacy of honorable sacrifice for her children and family - a legacy of love.
Soon after, God blessed with me by putting a great woman, my adopted mother, in my life who did everything she could to fulfill that role in love and direction. Four years later, God blessed me with a little brother who I would do anything for.
My mom’s legacy lives on in all these people. I am convinced that every life I am able to touch in some way is a beneficiary of her kindness and her care for me. That is why I fundraise for Jagathon, to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children and the Herman B Wells Institute for Pediatric Research.
Life is precious. I’ve adamantly pro-life, and I think this is one way to practice what I preach. Because every life is precious, no matter their struggles, no matter if they are born with a disability. Because their value comes from God, not their productivity that we assign them as a society. Moreover I think they deserve the chance to live a good life, and pediatric healthcare is an essential part of that.
Here's how it works
Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a student-led movement supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All year long, we raise funds for kids at our local children's hospital.
Dedicated to supporting kids
I'm joining other students, faculty and community members who are dedicated to supporting kids and families in need by asking for donations from friends like YOU!
Donations stay local to help kids in our community
Donations stay local to ensure that all kids get the care they need. YOU can be a hero for patients at your children's hospital.
We need you to be a hero for local kids!
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation.