“Simply put Maggie has lots of people who love her, but no true friends of her own.” – Maggie’s mom Robin
Our latest crowdFunnit birthday party is for Maggie May. Let’s let Maggie know she does have friends! You are cordially invited to celebrate Maggie’s 16th birthday party with her.
Maggie was born with two holes in her heart. Whereas one has closed, the other is filled with an enthusiasm for life that spills out into her daily activities. However, despite her close relationship with family and caretakers, Maggie, who turns 16 in February, has never had a real birthday party with friends. Too many immunity issues keep her indoors during the cold and flu season says her mom Robin Mays, and away from large crowds and comradery.
In addition to Down syndrome and heart issues, numerous other medical discoveries have emerged. It was revealed at birth that Maggie had hearing loss in both ears as well as thyroiditis, then came chronic insomnia, and at age four came the additional diagnosis of autism. Due to her compromised immune system she is home schooled.
When people learn about Maggie, they start apologizing that she has it so rough, says Robin. “Very few times do people come up to Maggie and engage her. Often people will just stand and stare at her. They know something is different, but they are not exactly sure what’s going on and they refrain from engaging with her.” As a result, Maggie spends much of her life as an observer, watching other people live theirs.
Please show love and support by RSVPing to attend Maggie’s birthday party at Healing Strides Of Virginia 672 Naff Road Boones Mill, VA 24065
More information at http://crowdfunnit.org//2017/01/03/maggie-mays-sweet-16-birthday-invitation/
crowdFunnit is project of the 501(c)3 nonprofit, Cherab Foundation, devoted to building friendships, while reducing bullying and alienation through community supported birthday parties for friendless children.
Children all over the world, including your neighborhood, go year after year without anyone showing up to their birthday parties because they are either alienated, bullied or both. Founded by members of the Cherab Foundation along with like-minded souls who simply care, crowdFunnit fosters acceptance and compassion for those children that need a little help making friends. Following on the heels of Camden Eubank’s successful “open-invite” birthday party in the summer of 2015, the pending 501(c)3 nonprofit for the crowdFunnit Foundation was created, serving as a proactive measure to help these celebrations come to life.
Having friends helps build confidence and self-esteem and you can help by making these special children the focus of a birthday celebration full of fun and friendship. crowdFunnit strives to provide a safe way for parents to invite the community and the world for that matter, via social media, along with local businesses to help create a birthday celebration of interest to their child.
Together we can help every child enjoy the simple pleasure all children deserve, a happy birthday with friends.