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A Heartwarming Journey: How Your Support Helped Baby Parker And His Family

A Call For Help In December 2023, we received a heartfelt request from the Wilson family. The newest addition to their family, Baby Parker, was at Shands Hospital awaiting a life-saving heart transplant. Born as the third child to Meredith and Alan Wilson, Parker’s condition was both urgent and severe, needing a miracle to survive.

27 Jun 2024 posted by April Sarver

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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Casting Lines for a Cause with Sandestin Foundation for Kids Each year, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (ECBC) not only sets the stage for some of the most competitive deep-sea fishing in the world but also casts a wider net of support for local and global communities. This prestigious tournament is proud to partner

3 May 2024 posted by April Sarver

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Hamilton Williams

Hamilton Williams has been part of the SDFK family for little while now. Hamilton is a sweet, smart little boy living with his family in Defuniak Springs, FL.  He was adopted from an orphanage in Ukraine at 13 months old, abandoned at birth due to a Down syndrome diagnosis.  As a result of those 13

4 Feb 2019 posted by sandestinfound

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Read Across Africa

Read Across Africa Sandestin Foundation for Kids partnered with Read Across Africa this year and makes monthly contributions to their cause. One focus of Read Across Africa is the community’s girls. Girls from rural areas are less likely to be given an opportunity to go to school than boys. They actively work with the community

23 Nov 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Adasyn Roop

Adasyn Roop was born with multiple health concerns, but the most debilitating is a rare eye disorder called Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) that causes the blood vessels in the back of her eye to hemorrhage. This disorder stopped the development of her right eye during pregnancy leaving her with a microphthalmic eye (small eye syndrome)

23 Nov 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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Wyatt Greene

Wyatt Greene was diagnosed with Ewing Like Sarcoma (ELS) earlier this year after his parents found a bump on his leg and brought him to the doctor. Wyatt immediately started a 33-week chemo treatment plan to help shrink the tumor before having it surgically removed. Wyatt’s surgery was scheduled for September 4th and the surgeon

23 Nov 2018 posted by sandestinfound

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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