Little Gymnast wants to Train

$3,122 of $5,320 goal

Raised by 74 people in 14 months
Sherrie Wilkins  WILLINGBORO, NJ
Ailani (A-lon-ee) Faith is a 8 year old little girl who everyone loves because her personality radiates such peace and love. She has such the mature ability to see the world and the people around her from every positive perspective that they have to offer. I've always told her since she was 2 that she is such a "Little Lady!"   

Confirmation of the fact that this little one is such a Little Lady in every aspect came to me when I spoke to her one season about NOT being able to compete because our family couldn't supply the demand for a uniform (which cost spiked high from the previous season) in a months time with out cutting into our monthly budget for needs. 


I never want this to happen AGAIN. 

At the time, I didn’t know how she would respond to such news! Those of you who know her personally, know that she takes EVERYTHING that she attempts to do very seriously! So I did everything in my power to talk with and negotiate with management to no avail. I won’t spend much time here about how this conversation went, but the decision was made  that Ailani would not be able to compete didn’t have the “Fancy Leo” and accessories as all other gymnast were required to purchase on short notice.
After praying, talking with my husband,  a few other mommies (Christine & Aunt Karen) and coming to terms with my emotions behind the situation I decided I would sit her down and tell her that she would not be competing with the other gymnast this season.

Her words blessed me and affirmed the fact that the values we are working hard to instill in her are set in her foundation.  She replied, “Mommy I just want to make sure I am learning the skills…  I thought WOW, here she is focusing on getting better and maintaining her personal goals as a gymnast and not the notoriety that comes with competing or the material items THAT SHE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET!

I tell her that the GLORY of GOD is ON HER LIFE and that HER GIFT WILL MAKE ROOM FOR HER!

They allowed her to compete in the OLD uniform and  could care less that the other girls were DRESSED DIFFERENTLY FROM HER! She simply set out to do her personal best!

We (Mommy, Daddy) understand the need for her to “look the part” of a polished gymnast. 

I know that God will cause “men” to give unto our family.  It’s what I constantly hear in response to my prayers for abundance.

Please consider giving not to our family, but to ‘Lani Faith’s dream to GO FOR THE GOLD! 

We used the  1st 1000 to purchase the uniform requirements so that she can continue to compete during this competitive season; THANK YOU! The money you are donating will go to private peronal account for the Little Gymnast to help pay for the cost of training which adds up the 550 dollars per month. 

A teacher's salary is public knowledge. Therefore, what support you can give to create funds for training is appreciated and please know that you are making an investment into the future of this little athlete. 

Mommy has  set up an Instagram account for you ALL to follow her progression as an athlete & “Little Lady!”  I asked her what she wanted us to use as a social media handle for the accounts to be run by Mommy & Daddy she chimed, “Mommy I like to keep it simple and my coach calls me A, so just call me gymnast A!” 

So follow on Instagram @littlegymnastA

God Bless You All!
Thank you, from our blended family to yours!
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Update 19
Posted by Sherrie Wilkins
2 months ago
We get many request to see the little gymnast compete. A lot of the meets this season have been out of state. There is finally one that will be local. If you would like to come. Please send an email to and we will get the meet details to you!

We thank you all for your support!
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Update 18
Posted by Sherrie Wilkins
3 months ago
The little Gymnast is all suited up and we are all (Momma, Daddy, Poppy & Cousin) packed in the car and heading to Pennsylvania for today's competition.

Thank You all who have contributed to A training, uniform and accessories over this pass year. The items pictured here were very expensive (fancy Leotard was valued at $250 alone) and she has them because of people like you saw that she was fit to have your hard earned money.

We are thankful and appreciate you helping us to meet the goal of hitting the $5000 before her birthday on 2-22

Share this update. Give what you can and know that your "seed" has been sown into good "ground."

For daily updates if you don't have me, Momma, Sherrie as a Facebook friend you can follow the gymnast's progress via the Instagram app @littleGymnastA

prayers for the girls today as they do what they love May God get the glory as her little light shines.
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Update 17
Posted by Sherrie Wilkins
4 months ago
I just want thank those of you who have supported our family by way of giving so that Ailani could continue to compete!!!

Because of your generous giving she has everything she is adorned in and we used your funds to pay for the Gymnastics Meet she competed in tonight in PA.

There has been so much growth and as you can see she is heading home with several medals tonight. #CHAMP in the Making!

I can only trust God in the journey ahead for this little athlete and I am so glad that you decided to give and come along for the ride.

We thank you!

Because you (those who continue to give) we have paid the $275 dollars for 3 additional competitions that will happen in the months ahead!

Stay tuned and sow a seed towards the goal of you feel led.
A Level 4 gymnastics competitor
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Update 16
Posted by Sherrie Wilkins
5 months ago
Thank you Supporters! Because of you this is possible today we signed the little gymnast up to compete with her team at the Holiday Invitational located at Central Bucks gymnastics!

The cost was $90.

If you are reading this and want to invest in "something" great please join the others that have already done so!

Follow The little gym this on Instagram at LittleGymnastA
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$3,122 of $5,320 goal

Raised by 74 people in 14 months
Created February 14, 2016
James Feaster
37 mins ago

Good luck Princess.

Xavier Harris
4 days ago

God bless this future Olympian!

Lois Williams Lpn
1 month ago
Jay Morris
2 months ago

God bless you always!

Sylvia Beckles-Moss
2 months ago

Happy 9th Birthday Sunshine!!!!

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