A Broken Foot means Juggling for St. Jude with some Help from Some Special Friends!

The bad news: I broke a bone in my foot and can’t juggle for awhile. The doctor says it’s a wear-and-tear injury from lots of dance and soccer. I’m in a big boot for at least six weeks, so I can’t juggle right now. BUT, there is great news, and that is that there are lots of people who will donate anyway!

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One big way people can help is by doing what a very special family to me is doing. That family is the family of CJ, a 4-year-old, soccer-loving boy who is cancer-free now, thanks to the lifesaving work at St. Jude! They have been following Juggling for Jude for awhile now, and we check in with them by texting when CJ goes back for appointments. They heard about my broken foot and wanted to help me with the Juggling for St. Jude cause! Check out this awesome video they made about how anyone can help by participating in the Juggling for Jude Challenge. Just take a minute to watch how you or someone you know can do a quick juggle and give a donation. This will help me raise money through the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! YAY!!!! And please keep CJ in your thoughts as he continues to fight to stay cancer-free!

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I even tried to juggle with my left foot. I got 5, so it’s a start! 🙂

You can donate any time HERE. And don’t forget, you can also purchase a Juggling for St. Jude soccer ball, and 100% of profits will go to St. Jude!

Thank you so much for your support!

~Hollis (and my new puppy, Van!)

 

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Some Pretty Exciting Stuff for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and as part of my honor of being the US Soccer Women’s National team’s SheBelieves Hero for 2018, I was invited to a team training and their last friendly game before World Cup Qualifiers start in October. I had such a great time! I even got to take over the US Soccer Instagram story for the day!

While I was there, I got to juggle with the AMAZING Indi Cowie, a professional soccer freestyler. Check her out if you haven’t seen her before!

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But the VERY best part was that US Soccer gave me an official jersey SIGNED BY THE US WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM, which will be auctioned off at the Miracles on the Bay Gala for St. Jude in San Francisco on October 5th, where I’ll be honored for my fundraising efforts and will be giving a speech. For those who aren’t attending the gala, I will be posting a link to the online auction in late September, so anyone can bid on this amazing prize! The highest bid from the online or live auction will get the jersey! It has signatures of some of the biggest names in US Soccer! Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath, and the list goes on! I am so grateful to US Soccer for this amazing support of childhood cancer treatment and research, and I hope the jersey sells for tons of money! 🙂

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One last thing, if you would like to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month AND my 14th birthday with a donation to St. Jude, please consider donating $14 or some other amount in multiples of 14. You can do that HERE any time.

Thank you so much for your support!

~Hollis