Meet a Virtual Miracle Maker
For Cassandra Vandusen, it was an easy decision to sign up as a Virtual Miracle Maker last year. Cassandra’s daughter, Blayke, is a miracle in herself.
The Virtual Miracle Maker is a key element of Miracle Weekend fundraising. The program launched in 2013 and has successfully raised over $54,400 for BC Children’s Hospital. The Virtual Miracle Maker is a tool that allows those who don’t live locally an opportunity to get involved and participate in fundraising for Miracle Weekend.
Virtual Miracle Makers are provided with their own fundraising webpage where they can organize their own campaigns by asking family, friends, and business colleagues to support the hospital via online, in-person and telephone requests. The webpage allows individuals to share stories, photos and set and monitor their fundraising goals.
At five-days-old Blayke was diagnosed with Turner syndrome, a condition resulting from a missing or incomplete sex chromosome that affects only 1 in 2,500 girls and women. Only 1% of girls affected will survive to term – Blayke beat these odds and continued to surpass everyone’s best hopes!
Her daughter’s experience inspired Cassandra to actively fundraise for Children’s Hospital.
“I can’t thank Children’s enough,” says Cassandra. “They made it all possible. They made our family, our family.”
Cassandra is currently one of the top Virtual Miracle Maker fundraisers with nearly $5,000 raised already for the 2014 Miracle Weekend
Virtual Miracle Makers can join the Miracle Weekend celebration taking place May 31 and June 1, 2014. To date, over 100 Virtual Miracle Makers have signed up to participate in the 2014 Miracle Weekend. If you are interested in becoming a Virtual Miracle Maker, register at www.miraclemaker.ca and start fundraising today!