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Friends and Family,
We are so excited to be participating in the 2019 CHOC Walk in the Park at the Disneyland Resort on August 11th to raise funds for CHOC Children's Hospital.
It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since we were impacted by the news of Harper's diagnosis. She was just five months old then; to see how she's thriving today, having completed her treatment and looking forward to a normal childhood, is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience that Angela and I have ever had. It's truly a wonder that so much positivity can come from something that is initially so devastating.
We learned a profound lesson about the power of choosing our own outcomes in life, and our vision for Harper and our family's future was supported in full by the world-class medicine and personal care taking place at CHOC Children's. Harper's team of doctors, nurses, specialists, staff members, and volunteers will always hold a very special place in our hearts. After all, they watched her grow right alongside us for a full year of her young life; we've been with CHOC more than we've been without them.
Harper also taught us, and indeed many members of the CHOC community, an important lesson during her time in treatment about the impact of simply showing up, being sweet, and smiling. She reserved judgment, for herself, for others, and for her condition, the way only a baby can. What a critical compliment to the clinical nature of things like cancer treatment.
And that's what the CHOC Walk is to us. It's our way of showing up for those who took care of Harper during an impossible time, and for those who are still fighting the good fight, looking forward to their good news.
The fundraising efforts of the CHOC Walk make an immediate impact on families going through the most challenging time in their lives. CHOC provides the highest level of care not only to patients, but to the siblings, parents, and extended family that make up their critical support teams.
Please help us exceed our fundraising goal for the benefit of the children and families of Southern California by clicking "Donate Now" and entering "Angela McKenzie".
We'd also love for you to join Team For My Harper Girl and walk with us!
Every dollar counts for kids!
All our love and appreciation,
Ryan, Angela, Harper & Grace