Hello World Changer!
We are nearly five years into this story of watching Addyson's story unfold because of so many people giving with open hands of generosity. What began as two young girls meeting, has turned into a movement of inspiring others to dream big dreams, find where there is a gap, and do something to fill the gap.
When Addyson met Maurine in 2016, they were 7-years-old and 9-years-old. Addy from Kansas City, Missouri and Maurine from Kenya, Africa. The friendship that began has since changed the world.
From that moment of Addyson saying YES and making the decision to move her feet for the kids, we have continued be a family on mission.
Will you join us again in saying YES to continue to change the world?
Over the past four years, Addyson has raised over $165,000 which has provided clean water to over 3,300 kids in Africa for their entire life.
Running has impacted our family in ways that we never would have imagined. Bryan is running the Kansas City Marathon in October to complete his 15-year adventure to run a marathon in each state. To celebrate this incredible accomplishment, we have a goal of raising $15,000 to represent Bryan's 15 years of marathon running.
Addyson has had big dreams since day one and she's not stopping until her ultimate dream is fulfilled.
When Addyson met Maurine, she didn't have access to clean water. Now she does. But there are millions of other children that are still waiting for the same opportunity that Maurine has. We have to continue to do our part. We have to continue to help more kids just like Maurine.
$50 = clean water for 1 child for their entire life.
Kids are dying every day from dirty water. This isn't fair. This isn't right.
We run for clean water.
We run for the kids in Africa.
We run for kids like Maurine.
Addyson's big dream is to see that every kid has clean water in her lifetime.
We will continue to invite others into her and Maurine's story. Together we can end the water crisis.
With your help, we know that we can do this.
THIS IS PERSONAL FOR ADDY.
THIS IS PERSONAL FOR US.
Changing the world together,
To sponsor a child like Maurine, contact us (send us an email, text, or a phone call). You can pick the perfect child to impact their life forever for only $39 a month. It's life changing for you as well. Here is a picture of our family with one of our sponsored children, Lucy.
Here is a video of Maurine from a few years ago. You can see the impact that child sponsorship has had on Maurine and her family. She's so little in this video!
Here is a video clip from when Addy and Maurine were on The Steve Harvey Show for the second time!
This a picture of us just after we finished the 2019 Kansas City Half-Marathon (13.1 miles)!
World Vision provides more clean water than any nongovernment organization in the world, providing clean water to one new person every 10 seconds. They work to help communities lift themselves out of poverty for good by addressing issues around clean water, hunger, health, education, economic empowerment, and child protection. About World Vision