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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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Donation to Knights of Columbus
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

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Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

The Defuniak Springs location of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is finally open! They had their Grand Opening event over the weekend, and they are officially open and helping children in the north end of the county! Sandestin Foundation for Kids was honored to donate one of the playrooms in their new facility. Check

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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The Hunziker Twins | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
The Hunziker Twins

Nile and Jackson’s mom recently sent Sandestin Foundation for Kids an update on how they are doing! The big news is that they celebrated their 1st birthdays!! This was a day that their parents didn’t know would happen, and they were thrilled to celebrate it with two beautiful boys! Although both boys are continuing to

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Scholarship Program | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Scholarship Program

While the Becnels were in Africa, a new program came to their attention. Currently, children in Zambia walk 2 or more hours to go to school and 2 or more hours to get home. For most of these children, the only meal they receive is when they get home at night, so they go all

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Food for Thought | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Food for Thought

Sandestin Foundation for Kids has recently become a corporate sponsor of Food For Thought, a local organization that helps feed hungry children in our immediate area. The Foundation’s sponsorship was specifically to support their Friday Backpack Program. This program aims to feed the 1,500 students throughout our county that rely on meal programs for school.

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound

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Rachel's Hippotherapy | Sandestin Foundation for Kids
Rachel’s Hippotherapy

Many of you remember Rachel from our previous stories. Rachel was born with a brain bleed due to complications with her twin brother. She has made tremendous improvements, and it is amazing to see how fast she is growing! Rachel’s mom recently reached out to Sandestin Foundation for Kids to let us know that Rachel

26 May 2016 posted by sandestinfound