Day 50: 174 Juggles (in my warmup!). Plus my Grandparents are Visiting and They Donated $1,000 to St. Jude!

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Today was my 50th day Juggling for Jude, raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  On my very first try I got 174 juggles.  I decided to try two more times and then stop, since I had a dance audition and soccer practice right after.  It was a good decision. Also, my grandparents came to visit from New York.  They had pledged to donate based on my juggling, but since I’ve been doing so many, they decided to donate $1,000!  I was so happy about that! They are very kind and generous people, so I’m not surprised.

Right now, I have raised $22,972! There are a few more big donations coming soon, so it’s looking great for me to get passed my goal of $25,000. I think my mom thinks I can raise $30,000. I hope so, because St. Jude Hospital is so awesome. They help kids who are just like me but they have cancer.

PLEASE DONATE NOW!  Every donation makes a difference for kids with cancer and can save lives of kids who might get it in the future.

Thank you for your support! Only a few more days of juggling to go!

~Hollis

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Days 40 and 41: 121 and 254 Juggles. Plus: More than $17,000 Raised and Thanks to a Great (but crazy) Dr. for his Help!

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Today I tried really hard to get a new record. When I got past 250 I could just feel it, but then it didn’t happen. I was sad but then I realized that the important part is that I keep fighting for the kids at St. Jude.  They are fighting way harder than I am! I got 254 Juggles today and 121 Juggles yesterday.  Pretty soon it will be time to add up my daily records for people who have pledged to donate based on my numbers. I still think I can get a record of 400 soon!

Earlier this week I went to see my mom’s good friend, Dr. Doug.  He does something called A.R.T. to help people’s muscles. He explained that when you break a bone the muscles around it can get locked up, because they are trying to protect the injury.  I think Dr. Doug is really smart and helpful, but he is also a little crazy. He seems to like making people feel pain in order to get better.  I mean look at his face in this picture. He’s nuts. 🙂 But I still thank him for making me better!

We have now raised more than $17,000, but there is a lot more to raise before the end of August when I stop Juggling for Jude and head back to school. Please please please donate here and tell all of your friends to donate also.  The kids at St. Jude need our help!

Thank you for your support!  I promise to keep fighting for each juggle!

~Hollis

 

 

Days 37, 38, and 39: 109, 200, and 154 Juggles. Plus: Robin Williams was a St. Jude Supporter. Please Donate Today!

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My mom told me about Robin Williams dying yesterday.  I loved him when he played the Genie in Aladdin. I think it is really sad that he died, especially because he was a big supporter of St. Jude Hospital.  If you were a fan of Robin Williams, maybe you can honor his memory by donating to St. Jude through my donation page today.  It would help the kids at St. Jude with cancer, and it would be a special thing to do.

On a happier note, we are getting closer to my goal of $25,000 for St. Jude Hospital!  Please tell your friends!  And here are my juggling videos for the past three days. I was so excited to get 200–the first time since I broke my toe. It is feeling REALLY great! 🙂
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Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

Below is a picture of Robin Williams visiting with a St. Jude Patient. I got this from the St. Jude Facebook page.  

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