Alicia is an 11 year old sweetheart from Sanford, NC who has been battling a rare condition called Arterio-Venous Malformation for six years. During this time, Alicia has undergone over 600 hours of surgery! Alicia loves WWE wrestling and had never been to see the matches live so we thought it would be great to get her to see one VIP style!
Alicia, along with her Mom and Grandparents, were picked up from their home in a limousine. From there, it was off to Applebee’s, Alicia’s favorite place to eat! After dinner, it was on to the PNC Arena where Alicia and her family were given VIP passes to wear around their neck that gave them special access backstage. They got to meet King Barrett and New Day and have their pictures taken with them. After that, they watched all of the action from their second row seats, even catching John Cena’s headband! The WWE also provided them with all kinds of souvenirs.
In speaking with Alicia, we learned how she liked to provide Christmas presents to the children at UNC’s Children Hospital. We have agreed to partner with Alicia in making sure all of the kids get a present this Christmas!
We are so happy that we could provide a fun day for Alicia and her family. Special thanks to Bob Clark of Affordable Limousine Service, Applebee’s of Raleigh, the WWE Organization and to you for allowing us to provide smiles for such deserving kids like Alicia.
Taylor is a sixteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. Taylor was perfectly healthy until July of 2018 when she was diagnosed with Advanced Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis complex with Neuroborreliosis; Babesia, Ehrlichia Chaffeensis. She was hospitalized and in the Wake Med PICU in critical condition, complicated with acute respiratory failure and sepsis. At the time, nobody could figure out why this was happening to Taylor until specialists from Duke Infectious Disease and The Jemsek Clinic determined it was the above tick-borne illnesses. She will undergo aggressive treatment for the next two years in hopes of reversing the damage to her.
Tabor is a nineteen-year-old young man from Durham. He has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. Tabor has a great spirit - he is a smart, kind, and driven individual who seeks a solution first and asks for help second. Tabor attends Durham Tech Community College and getting to a from school is hard without a car. Tabor’s request was to receive some help in purchasing a car which we were more than happy to do.