Annie's dream is to one day go to Disneyland. (Supplied by Help Fill A Dream, Comox Valley)
You can help send a little girl with health challenges to Disneyland.
The annual Help Fill A Dream fundraiser raises funds for seriously ill Comox Valley kids.
This year, they’re selling raffle tickets for seven-year-old Annie, whose dream is to one day go to the Happiest Place on Earth.
At three years old Annie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Later that year she was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease at a hospital in Victoria.
Diabetes and Crohn’s disease are extremely challenging as she can’t break down foods and sugars.
Annie was on a tube feed for four months.
Because of her Crohn’s, it’s difficult to keep Annie’s diabetes numbers at proper levels.
Help Fill a Dream has helped in buying a Dexcom Monitor which checks Annie’s Blood sugars every three minutes. In January 2018 Annie started having episodes that were not normal for her and after many tests she was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Annie’s specialists are at BC Children’s Hospital and as such it requires the family to travel there on a regular basis.
Cory Labbey and Tania Woodbeck are co-partners with the Help Fill a Dream Foundation Comox Valley.
Labbey said ticket sales have been slowed by the pandemic.
“We’ve got one week left and we’re just trying to ramp it up and get some more money for Annie, when she’s well and the world is well, we can send her to Disneyland,” Labbey said.
Labbey said going to Disneyland, when it’s safe to do so, would mean the world to Annie.
“It would be huge for her,” she said. “She’s got three different things wrong with the poor little girl and she just wants to go hang out with the princesses, so that was the goal of the 50/50, but our ticket sales are super slow and we’d just like to ramp it up for the last week and see if we can’t bring the total up.”
All tickets will be sold by etransfer – with a photograph of the tickets coming back to you as receipt.
You can purchase them from Cory Labbey: email or text 250-792-1961, or from Tania Woodbeck: email or text 250-465-8401
This year’s fundraiser is a mega 50/50 Draw.
The winning ticket holder will receive up to $25,000 to fulfill their own dream.
Tickets are available now through to Sept. 30th.
The draw date is Oct. 3rd.
There are only 2,500 sets of three tickets available meaning your chance of winning is 1/2500.
You can link to the Fill a Dream Comox Valley website here.