To help the Giera Girls celebrate their birthday theyre hosting a big birthday bash and in lieu of gifts they ask for a monetary donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation to help another family get their own wish to come true.
Heres a letter from Jen, Mia and Bella's mom that explains it all a little better :
Welcome to our Make-A-Wish®fundraising page. As you may know our daughter Mia was granted a wish last summer and we will forever be grateful for all that this Foundation has done for our family. The Make-A-Wish gift that we received was not just about getting a trip to Disney (though the way we were cared for there was incredible!). It was about knowing that there were people in this world who were so kind as to give a gift of joy to a family they had never met. It was about feeling touched by the care of all the parents and families who contributed to Mia's wish fund from the goodness in their hearts. To be honest, at first, I didn't understand at all what this would mean to me and my family. But every day since, a little more of it reveals itself. I have found that this particular act of kindness (and we have had many, many, in this long journey with our children's illnesses), gave our girls a gift of wonder and delight. For every "poke" as Mia calls it, in the E.R. or surgery, she now also has a moment of fun at the magic castle. For every night we fear will be her last, we have a fond and cherished memory that not only Scott and I and our families, but the community at large, helped to make her life joy-filled. And, for every friend, relative or stranger who read Mia's story and felt sad and helpless, there was a way to make even this simple expression of prayer, tangible to the child in her lifetime.
With all that in mind, Scott and I and Mia and Bella are excited to announce that we are now part of the Make A Wish Foundation "Kids for Wish Kids" program. We are honored and excited to be part of that community - not on the receiving end again, but this time as wish-fulfillers. Mia and Bella are now raising funds to fulfill another Make a Wish child's fantasy, and they will be doing this at the birthday party that we have been hosting since Mia's first surgery in celebration of our daughters' lives.
Do you want to help? Our goal is to raise a minimum of $3000 as part of this year's annual birthday bash, and we are accepting donations now, on the day of, here online or by mail. Please help by contributing any amount you can - $30, $50, $100 or even more.
Every dollar you donate will help. I know. We know. Help us send a message to another family in crisis. Help us remind them, as you all reminded me, that they are not alone, and that joy and laughter can still exist in the most challenging of times.
Thank you all, so much, for bringing our family that joy.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support!
Help Us Reach Our Goal
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Wisconsin - Jennifer Giera - Giera Birthday Bash Fundraiser's Page