Monday, January 21, 2013


Standing for kids who can't stand for themselves.

As you all know, children with chronic or terminal diseases hold a special place in my heart. I'm part of an organization called S.M.I.L.E, Students Making Impacts through Love and Empathy. S.M.I.L.E does a TON of work with the Dell Children's Hospital here in Austin. One of their fundraisers is TexasTHON, where you raise money and stand for 12 hours for the kids that can't stand for themselves. Seeing as how I was one of those kids just this past year, I know just how much it sucks, and how expensive it is. I was lucky enough to live in a great town that donated a lot when I really needed it, but not everyone is as lucky as me. This fundraiser helps those families get the treatment they need, regardless of how much they can pay. I only need to raise $100 dollars to participate, and right now I have nada, zilch, zero. You don't have to donate much to help, and your donation goes to a TERRIFIC cause that drastically changes people's lives each year.

I know it's awkward to ask for money....but could you PLEASE donate?It's for the kids!

For more information about TexasTHON, check out the website here!

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, there is so much I want to say to you Lizzie! Where do I inspire me, you move me, you teach me, you clarify things for me, you show me the power of faith....thank you for so magnificently sharing your insight, your humor, your gentlenes, your love of life, your curiosity, your ponderings, your grace, dignity and your experiences. I don't think we can ever know completely how we move other people, how what we do and say matters so much. Rest in the knowledge that you indeed are changing the world.

    My beautiful 17 year old daughter went to heaven 22 months ago and it is my mission to support teens in the thick of this very fight. Teen patients are a group unto themselves, as you well know! I would love to pick your brain, hear your insight, have your guidance as to how I can best reach out to teen patients. I am in the process of officially creating a non profit organization in my girls honor, though we have done much with out the nonprofit designation so far.

    You are one busy girl, I get that, but if you feel so inclined, I would love to get in contact with you and run our ideas by you. Let your experience speak for itself and let your voice be the one that yells the loudest for teens.

    With respect and dignity, Mary Nickels @