It was a Big Week! I was on ABC News! Plus: My Foot is Getting Better, and New Goal of $25,000 for St. Jude Hospital!

 

Lots to talk about! The biggest thing is my foot is getting better.  I have soccer training this week, so it’s important that my foot is better. I will try to juggle this afternoon. I’m excited to get back at it.  During the past few days that I didn’t juggle that much, we have still been really busy with Juggling for Jude stuff.

1. I was on ABC TV News!  It was so fun. The news truck parked in my driveway and then we did an interview and went out to the field. I was able to juggle just enough for the cameraman to get enough footage. In case you missed it, you can watch my story here.  It was fun to be on TV, but by far the best part about all of this is that more people will find out about JUGGLING FOR JUDE, which means more people will HOPEFULLY donate to St. Jude Hospital.

2.  My parents and I made this video (it’s also on the top of my blog today) explaining all about Juggling for Jude and how people can help. If you want to help, you can just share this video with people you know!

3.  I made a new goal of raising $25,000 for the kids at St. Jude by the end of August!  I know that might sound crazy, but when I first started this and said $15,000, a lot of people thought that was crazy, too.  I have now raised almost $15,000 already (checks haven’t been recorded yet)!  You never know until you try!  Thanks for all of the support so far, and please donate here if you can.  Also, please “like” my Facebook page so we can get more people to see it!

St. Jude Hospital is the best!!!!

~Hollis

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Days 25 and 26: 151 and 98 Juggles. Plus I’m Tired but Inspired!

FILLYFANjugglingOn Monday, I took the day off after my record juggle of 326 on Sunday. Yesterday I got 151 and today was only my second time under 100 since week one (I got 98).  I was at camp all day then had 3 hours of dance class. Then I went out to juggle, and the winds were so gusty I had to wait till later.  Plus, we all wanted to watch our amazing friend, Marcus Filly, compete in the second event at the CrossFit Games.  He was AWESOME to watch! I felt so inspired, so I decided to wear my mom’s FILLY FAN shirt while I juggled.  I got super hot, so I took it off, but not before my mom got this picture of me in it!  I’m sending all my good thoughts to Marcus.  He started the competition off with a lower finish than he wanted, but he’s already fighting back. I can relate to that, because I sometimes have to fight my frustration to get a higher juggle number.  Even when I’m super tired like today.  Tomorrow is another day of chances for me and Marcus, and I think we will do great! I know I’ll be cheering for him!

By the way, I’m getting close to the $11,000 mark for St. Jude Hospital!  This is so amazing!  My new goal is $20,000 by the end of August, and I think we can do it!  I’m going to keep juggling when I’m tired, because it’s the least I can do for the sick kids at St. Jude.  They need my help!

Please, please donate if you can, and tell all of your friends, especially if they love kids, or soccer, or the CrossFit Games, or sports, or helping other people, or just being nice people. That about covers everyone! 🙂

Thanks for the support!

~Hollis

Juggling for Jude Coming to you from Hawaii. Kids at St. Jude don’t Get Vacations from Cancer, so I’m Juggling During Mine.

HollisjugglingMauiI’ve never been to Hawaii before!  It’s amazing here!  I took the day off from juggling yesterday, because we traveled and I just wanted to settle in and swim when we arrived. I was back at it this morning, and after playing around on the beach, I was lucky to find a grassy spot near the water to get in a few tries. I got 114 (video here).  Not close to my record, but it was time to snorkel, and every bit helps, so that’s 114 more JUGGLES FOR JUDE!  I am thinking about the kids at St. Jude who don’t get to take a vacation from their cancer. This will keep me juggling every day for the rest of my time here, no matter how hot I get!

You may not believe this, but at the time that I am posting this blog, JUGGLING FOR JUDE has raised $5,385 for St. Jude Hospital!!!! How amazing is that?  I am so thankful for the support from everyone who has donated. Please keep telling your friends, so we can reach my goal of $15,000 by the end of August.  The kids need our help!!!!!!  You can donate here or pledge on my Facebook page!  THANK YOU!!!!!

~Hollis

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Day One High Score: 94 Juggles (plus a few thoughts)

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Yesterday was my first official day of Juggling for Jude.  We were pretty busy, and I was rushing to get the juggling done before some family came over to watch the USA World Cup soccer game against Portugal.  I only had a few minutes, and to be honest, I was pretty tired.  But, I knew it was important to get the juggling done.  My first few tries were rocky, but I know from experience that you have to stick with it and not get frustrated.  After a couple of smaller numbers, I got a good streak and hit 94. It’s not a record but I was fine with that for today. You can see the video here.

  I was thinking that even if I’m tired, there are kids with cancer who need my help. 

Then I went home and watched that USA soccer game–that was amazing, but I sure wish they had won! 

Thanks for your support, and don’t forget to donate now or pledge a per-juggle dollar amount on my Juggling for Jude Facebook page!  Please tell your friends and family, too!