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SUPPORT A SICKLE CELL TEEN'S DREAM

$1,155 of $1,600 goal

Raised by 26 people in 9 months
Created April 9, 2018
Hello, my name is Ali. I am a honor roll student who enjoys participating in different activities and love helping others. As most of you know I was diagnosed with sickle cell disease as a newborn. I've taken multiple trips to the ER for pain crises, been hospitalized many times and even spent almost 3 weeks at CHOP fighting for my life with pneumonia. Yes, my sickle cell can get me down at times, but I do not let that stop me from achieving my goals and pushing myself to the limit.  I believe with God, hard work and dedication you can do anything you put your mind to. Last year, I lost my biggest supporter; my grandmother to ALS. This completely broke my heart as well as many. My grandmother was always there for me and loved  seeing me grace the stage at pageants.   This past weekend I participated in the Pennsylvania ECUSA beauty pageant to honor my nanny. I even  wore a purple (grandmother's favorite color) dress in memory of her.  Out of about 25 participants from Pennsylvania, I was crowned Miss Spirit and Beauty 1st runner up in my age division. I won 2 crowns, a sash awards and most of all a ticket to Nationals.  I NEVER won a sash nor major title. This was my  first time winning a title and I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, nationals are a little more expensive than what we thought. So, I am hoping to get sponsors to help me reach my goal so that I may compete in July. Competing in Nationals is mandatory or I will have to forfeit my title as Pennsylvania's Miss Spirit.  Attending will not only give me the opportunity  to build new friendships but help me with self confidence and the ability to network with different organizations associated with ECUSA.  Thank you to all who continues to support me and make my dreams come true. Whether it's $50, $5 or $1; Every donation is helpful and appreciated. Much Love, Aliyana *PLEASE SHARE* <3
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Update 6
Posted by NeeNee McCrary
6 months ago
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Aliyana just finished her professional photoshoot this weekend. We are hoping to reach her goal so that we can get a custom made patriotic wear outfit, accessories, hair and the remainder of the pageant fees.
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Update 5
Posted by NeeNee McCrary
7 months ago
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Ali was in the ER due to sickle cell pain in her legs. The crisis began the night before school but just like Ali she went to school the next day and tried to get through the day. However, the pain was just unbearable and she had to be picked up from school. The doctors at the hospital gave her a stronger dose of pain medication to help her cope with some of the pain. Per doctor's orders she was out of school for 2 days and forced herself to go back on day 3. Even though she was still in pain she made it through the day. Her crisis lasted for about 5 days; through it all she managed to smile, focus on school and any work she needed to make up. She is truly an inspiration and such a great model for her sister. I could not be more happier to blessed with such a strong beautiful and intelligent daughter ❤
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Update 3
Posted by NeeNee McCrary
7 months ago
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Ali has chosen a dress! It was alot more expensive than what we thought we would spend on a dress but she is very happy and in love with this dress. Thank you to al her supporters and the generous donations. Because of your donations; she was able to purchase her pageant dress. Now we are in the process of getting estimates for her patriotic wear and custom made runway outfit.

Please continue to share. We have still are trying to meet her goal but hopefully with some more sponsors we can meet the goal and get her all ready for nationals!

Thank you to all who donated so far!
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$1,155 of $1,600 goal

Raised by 26 people in 9 months
Created April 9, 2018
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