Yes, I am afraid of heights, and yes, I am doing this!
As a caregiver and LVN, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have had regular visits with a client to Pediatric Oncology at VCMC where I was witness to the strength, and the struggle, of children getting chemo infusions. My heart broke for the parents trying to keep it together as their scared little one cried, not wanting to be poked yet again. I have also seen kids taking it in stride, just another day and one more thing to do.
In honor of their strength, and fears, I am raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties on August 4 & 5, 2017, to go Over The Edge - literally! Over The Edge challenges you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel down the side of the National University building in Oxnard. The first 95 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge. There are only about 65 spots left, so please help me get there!
More than 120 children in the tri-counties are diagnosed each year with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year, Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties granted over 90 wishes for local children. You can help Make-A-Wish® reach more of these children and create hope, strength and joy in their lives. Money raised by rappellers goes towards granting these wishes.