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Maleia Spears

Since surgery, Maleia has started Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. She enjoys coloring and usually colors a page a day. She was accepted to the Dana-Farber Cancer Center at the Boston Children’s Hospital. While dealing with the side effects of her brain tumor, Maleia also had issues due to hydrocephalus which caused her to

25 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Liam Hurley

Liam Hurley is one of our local residents currently residing in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He has a birthday coming up and will be turning 5 years old! We made our first donation to the Hurley family in 2015 to help with some of their medical bills. We’ve been following Liam’s story from the beginning

17 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Rachel Schicker

Rachel Schicker has been a part of the Sandestin Foundation for Kids family since 2015. Many of our faithful followers many remember hearing about her in previous newsletters. Rachel and her twin brother, EJ, were born via an emergency C-section due to a placenta abruption, which caused Rachel and EJ to lose oxygen while drowning

12 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Read Across Africa

Sandestin Foundation for Kids began its partnership with Read Across Africa in May and made our first monthly contribution this month! There are many reasons why we are excited to partner with this great organization, one being that they run their program similar to Sandestin Foundation for Kids – 100% of all donations received goes

6 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Sandestin Wine Festival

The Sandestin Wine Festival tops off an outstanding 2018 by donating more than $32,000 to the Sandestin Foundation for Kids. Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success!

5 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Jesse Whitmire

Jesse  Whitmire  was  driving  in  his  truck  alone  when  he  lost  control  and  crashed.  The  accident  left  him  paralyzed  from  the  chest  down  and  lucky  to  be  alive.  Jesse  suffered  from  a  shattered  C3  vertebrae,  broken  C4,  C5,  and  C6  vertebrae,  and  a  cut  in  his  spinal  cord.  He  spent  several  weeks  hospitalized  in  Fort

5 Jul 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Carter

Carter is a little boy who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The good news is that he has the most common form of leukemia with a 90% curability rate. Unfortunately, in order to cure his cancer Carter will have to go through over three years of chemotherapy and treatments. Although the chemo is very hard

13 Apr 2018 posted by SusanBaker

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Knights of Columbus

Joe Biscone and Chris Pierce present Tom Becnel and the Sandestin Foundation For Kids a $5000 donation from the Emerald Coast Knights of Columbus. The Foundation was a benefitting charity of the Knights of Columbus’ annual golf tournament held in September.

29 Nov 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Diabetic Support Dog for Kelton | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Diabetic Support Dog for Kelton

Sandestin recently received a letter from a local family whose son, Kelton, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Kelton was having major issues monitoring his blood sugar and had several near-death experiences. Kelton’s family decided that although modern technology was helping, it was not keeping up with Kelton’s quick drops. They decided to get him

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Sandestin Gumbo Fest | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Sandestin Gumbo Fest

Sandestin Foundation for Kids recently provided the volunteers for the Sandestin Gumbo Fest. The Foundation received $3,000 for our work during the event. We had a blast helping the Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association with such an awesome event and thank them for their continued partnership!

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound