I loved to daydream as a kid (and still often do), so I find the notion of the Make-A-Wish foundation granting the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions truly inspiring. To add yet another wonderful twist to an already inspiring cause, Make-A-Wish has created the Rope For Hope fundraiser in which people rapel down tall buildings across the country to raise money for their “Wish Kids”, allowing them to grant 100% of all wishes. Last year, Toronto and Central Ontario raised over $360,000 towards the national goal of $1.6 million. This year, participants will be rapelling down 30 stories of Toronto’s City Hall (my fave building) with the hopes of raising even more money than last year! So fun!
Although I won’t be rapelling down City Hall (I wish), I wanted to share with you a young man who will be; his name’s PJ, he’s 17 and he’s a “Wish Kid” himself. In February 2016, PJ’s wish “To be Prime Minister” was granted when he had the opportunity to fly to Toronto and spend the week on parliament hill. He even met Prime Minister Trudeau! PJ’s full “Make-A-Wish” story can be found here.
This year, PJ wants to give back and raise money to grant wishes for other kids, so he’s participating in Rope For Hope. If you find PJ as inspiring as I do, please make a donation on his personal fundraising page here. Let’s work together to fulfill his goal of $1,500 and grant more wishes for kids!