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Monday, April 19, 2010
Jeremy Blooms Wish of A Lifetime
Granting wishes to low income senior citizens is the driving factor behind Wish of a Lifetime. Started by Jeremy Bloom, (former NFL Player and Olympic and World Cup Skier) the foundation went national at the beginning of this year, opening up wish ballots to all 50 states!
Saturday marked the sold out evening affair that raised 130,000 dollars and I was lucky enough to volunteer. An organization that recognizes the impact, love and mark seniors have left is one that can easily gain support. There is no doubt we can all think of a senior, whether a friend, family member, or friend of a friend that could use some support.
Just over two years in operation and more wishes are on the way. Wishes have been as simple as someone asking for a manicure, and in depth as flying family members together to reconnect or even say goodbye to a loved one. One of the bigger wishes was taking a group of World War Two Vets to visit the WWII memorial and meet other Vets.
Regardless of how big or small the wish, the attention and appreciation shown to these seniors is at the core.
Carri Wilbanks is a freelance TV host, producer and writer with a focus to inform and inspire others to engage with the world around them. Trekking across Europe and South America unlocked her passion for travel. She now resides in Colorado between trips. Read more about her global adventures at catchcarri.com.