Help Aidan get to Dwarf Olympics

$1,895 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 23 months
Alecia Herrington Cockrell  BIRMINGHAM, AL
This handsome fella wants more than anything to go to the Dwarf Athletic Association of America's World Games (i.e. olympics) in Guelph, Ontarioa, Canada from August 5-12 of this year.  Our community has been amazing at making accommodations for him and helping him experience success. They have opened their arms and welcomed him to their teams, set up special plays so that he can score points, given him special positions in which he can be successful, the list goes on. However, the World Dwarf Games will give Aidan the opportunity to play against other people of small stature - people like him that long for the challenge of true competition in which the playing fields and the plays are all designed for people with the same needs as Aidan's. 

Aidan hopes to participate in basketball, soccer, floor hockey, ping pong and track. 
     He has a phenomenal trainer that is working with him on a volunteer basis in order to make sure he's properly conditioned and knows the rules and mechanics of the sports. His trainer is Owen Ferguson, a junior at Birmingham Southern College. Owen has been training different kids for the last 3 years, and he has expressed how highly he thinks of Aidan. “Aidan is one of the happiest kids I have ever met. I have never worked with someone more coachable, competitive, or more willing to learn than Aidan. Aidan has such a positive outlook on life, and he is truly an inspiration to me, and everyone around him. He is so ambitious, and he wants this opportunity to compete so badly. I couldn’t think of anyone who deserves this opportunity more, and it has been an honor working with him”. We plan to take his trainer with us to the world games. 


     The primary trip expenses include registration for Aidan, his trainer and me; uniforms for Aidan and his trainer; gear for floor hockey and soccer; travel to/from Canada, rental car, hotel and food for all 3 of us.

 We would appreciate any support you can give in helping make this dream come true for Aidan!

 *read more about the DAAA World Games here: http://worlddwarfgames2017.org/

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Update 2
Posted by Alecia Herrington Cockrell
15 days ago
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Thanks to everyone that has donated so far. We've been able to order uniforms for Aidan and Owen prior to the March 20 deadline and complete registration for all 3 of us prior to the March 31 deadline. There are not enough words for the happy emotions I have because of your generosity so I'll just say thank you. Thank you from the depths of my heart. Although we have a ways to go to secure travel and accommodations, my little boy is on top of the world!
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Update 1
Posted by Alecia Herrington Cockrell
26 days ago
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Hey everyone, it has been 6 years since Aidan has been able to attend a little people event. We're now trying to make it to the Dwarf Athletic Association's World Dwarf Games in Canada this summer. Please consider donating to help Aidan with this potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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$1,895 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 23 months
Created April 30, 2015
Alecia Herrington Cockrell  
$25
Anonymous
1 day ago
$50
Amanda Vella
12 days ago

Best of luck to Aidan!! ~Alyssa Culverhouse

$25
Anonymous
12 days ago
RA
$25
Ravi Andem
13 days ago
CL
$50
Capt. Choupique Liqueur
13 days ago

Good luck!

$25
Anonymous
13 days ago
$100
Anonymous
13 days ago
KB
$50
Kent&Andrea Barber
13 days ago
BC
$100
Billye Currie
14 days ago

Way to go Aidan!

$20
Bonnie Mathews
14 days ago

So proud of your hard work and determination! Go get 'me Aiden!

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