So your probably thinking "hmmm... An 11 year old girl doing this? She probably raised not much and had a small team." Well, that was certainly not the case! My team had 30 people and raised over $800! Some of the walkers included teachers that Angie and I had in school (we were in the same classes at the time) and just supporters of Angie and both of our families. They all fully supported us and raised so much for the walk. But, I personally raised $250! Who could think that a young girl would have the ability to raise such money?
Beside the amount, Team Angie had such a great time at the walk! I will never forget the moment Angie and I turned around right as the team started walking. All I saw was a sea of the Team shirts we designed. I looked at Angie and she had this HUGE grin on her face! I knew that she knew that this was all for her, and boy, did it show on her face! And, when the announcer at the walk said the Team Name over the speaker, Angie gave me a huge hug, and I knew then, that all the work we put into this team, was more than worth it!
Angie is probably the funniest, smartest, and sweetest girl I ever met! Every day, she puts the biggest smile on my face. We do so much together! We have been in the same class since 4th grade and we do almost every project together! She is also a great artist! She sends me pictures of her drawings that she makes and I won't forget this one drawing! It was a picture of me and her together in a tree house! It is so cute!!
This year, Team Angie is in full swing to hit $1,000! Recently, Angie, myself, and 6 other students, started selling and fundraising at our school. From selling simple silicone bracelets and puzzle pieces, we raised about $250 for the team and Autism Speaks. Awesome, right?
I can't be more proud of Angie and how much she has grown through the years! It's been a journey raising the team for this girl, and I can more than promise you, that every step of the way was worth it!