I am raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas by joining 150 people on October 29, 2022, to go Over The Edge - literally! Over The Edge challenges you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel from a downtown skyrise in the heart of Austin. The first 150 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge.
When I was 13, I had my second brain tumor surgery and became a wish recipient. I am forever grateful for how much it helped me and the memories I will hold dear forever. Make-A-Wish went OVER THE TOP for me and my family. I wished for a trip to Disney World (every kid’s favorite place on earth) but they made my wish so much more than I could ever dream. My wish was expanded from the theme park to a limo ride, Disney cruise to the Bahamas, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding and they took care of everything in between, down to developing the photos. Yes, it was disposable cameras back then. ;)
I would like to pay it forward and know this is such a great cause with a lasting impact. More than 500 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed each year with a critical medical condition. Last year, Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas granted 309 wishes for local children. Research shows that a wish can give a child the mental and physical strength needed to fight their illness. You can help Make-A-Wish® reach more of these children and create hope, strength and joy in their lives. Money raised by rappellers goes towards granting these wishes.