Monthly Archives: July 2014

Angel Emma

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Last weekend, Team Emma kicked off a town to town 5K fun run/walk benefitting the LEAP Foundation in Kansas. There were over 170 participants and 70 volunteers who made this an extraordinary event, along with beautiful, perfect weather. Six-year-old Emma helped raise awareness in these two communities during July’s Cleft Awareness Month. She also helped to raise approximately $6,000 for the LEAP Foundation. We are most grateful to Emma, her awesome parents, and everyone else who helped make this such a wonderful success! We are smiling, Emma!

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The Countdown Begins

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screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-3-32-35-pmPlease join Madden for the very first LEAP FORE KIDS Jr. Charity Golf Tournament at Brookhaven Country Club on Sunday, July 27th!

There will be awesome raffles, player goody bags, a pool party, trophies, contests, T-shirts, and food! Plus the boy AND girl golfer with the highest donation wins a PRIVATE ROUND with a PGA/LPGA professional!!!

In addition to preparing for the golf tournament and being a hardworking fundraiser, Madden is a compassionate young man with big ambition. Madden already has plans for college, hoping to attend Stanford or the University of North Carolina on a golf scholarship. Madden’s friends describe him as funny, amazing, talented, and awesome! We think so, too!

If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer at this event, please contact Adella at (972) 566-6550 or adellawinder@leap-foundation.org. Be sure to register your junior golfers at leapforekids.com.

A great big thank you to all of you who joined us at Jersey Mikes in McKinney. The total amount raised by this sponsor last weekend was $512!

 

 

Growing in Grace

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Meet Maclynn and Stagg, our youngest LEAP donors and philanthropic giants. These two adorable twins just celebrated their second birthday on June 29th! On each of their two birthdays, Maclynn and Stagg have raised monies in lieu of birthday presents. In two years, they have raised over $2,500 for the LEAP Foundation. Kids helping kids is truly the sweetest of sweet acts of kindness. Thank you, angels Maclynn and Stagg, from the bottom of our hearts, you have truly blessed us.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35

 

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Zimbabwe Operating Room Expansion

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10478657_10152494417847254_7809097435005132086_nHarare Children’s Hospital has been our host hospital for the past 5-6 years. It is the only pediatric hospital in all of Zimbabwe, currently with only two operating room suites for a population of approximately 15 million. Last year, Harare Children’s Hospital performed over 3,000 operations with a wait list of over 5,000 children. This year, 1,000 surgeries have already been conducted, and the pediatricians are currently scheduling surgeries up to the year 2018.

After prayerful consideration, the LEAP Foundation sent funding for a new operating room suite early this year. In March, final approval of the architectural plans occurred, and construction began on May 31. While we had hoped the new operating room would be ready for us to begin surgeries last week, much progress has been made, and it is nearly ready for final approval. Last week, our team had the honor of participating in the dedication of this operating room.

This third operating room will allow for many thousands of children to have their needed surgeries much earlier. Over time, this is an eternal gift that will benefit countless of children over many generations. There is no better way for us to invest in our global future!