Meet Ally, she has brains, beauty, and a black belt! Follow along as this tough 12-year-old gets to meet Chuck Norris.
Ally loves sports and has always been athletic. At 6, she began playing softball and at 8 she began her journey in martial arts. She studied taekwondo for 4 years and is a second-degree black belt. Ally can break boards with her hands, elbows, and feet! Last year Ally’s parents noticed she was losing a significant amount of weight causing them to consult doctors and run tests that revealed a large mass on her heart and four other tumors. In March of 2016 she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Over the last several months, Ally has endured treatments and radiation therapy all the while managing to maintain her great attitude and big smile! Her determination was rewarded on September 23, 2016, when she officially completed her last treatment and became a “Survivor!”
Meet Noah, He Has Fire In His Heart and Ice In His Blood
Noah Thompson is a 13-year-old from Charlotte, NC who eat, sleeps and breathes hockey. Noah has been playing hockey since he was old enough to stand on the ice and he has a very natural talent. In fact, the sport has been handed down from his father, once a goalie himself, to both Noah and his brother. Noah’s talent combined with his determination and focus took him to a travel team where he played goalie with the best hockey players of his age. Then, two years ago Noah received some unexpected news. He was diagnosed with Epilepsy and in a blink of an eye, the course of his life changed.
The Northwest Cabarrus Junior Dream Team Is Hitting For Heavner!
Christian is a senior at North West Cabarrus High School. His school has been selected to partner with us for the Junior Dream Team program in the 2016-2017 school year. This high school has shown great initiative, excitement and a passion for serving others.With our help, a team of students will plan a Dream Experience for Christian, who was selected by his fellow classmates. Through this program, students are learning about fundraising, the nonprofit sector, and teamwork while developing critical character traits such as compassion, generosity, and dependability. These students will lead an entire school, and even an entire community, as they help make Christian’s Dream come true!
Christian lives with cerebral palsy, which affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture, and balance. Although Christian cannot walk, he makes his grand slam entrance into a room with his power chair!