There is a young lady in our community that we call “Amazing Grace”. I don’t personally have the privilege of knowing her, but two of my dearest friends are very close to her and her family. Grace was diagnosed with aggressive bone cancer at age 11 and has bravely faced countless surgeries and treatments, all with a thankful heart, incredible spirit and amazing grace. When it was determined that she would need to lose part of her leg from the knee down, she underwent a drastic surgery to remove her foot and have it reattached in reverse where her knee joint once was so that she could continue her favorite activity, running. At age 13, Grace’s big dream is to one day compete in the Paralympics and she is currently training for a 5k race. Grace dreams big, and she has an entire community praying big in support of her.
As part of Disney’s Dream Big, Princess campaign, a new global photography initiative places the spotlight on inspiring stories of real women and girls from around the world, with a goal of raising funds for The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign supporting adolescent girls’ leadership and empowerment. Women photographers from 15 different countries created images that celebrate the power of dreaming with the intent of showing kids all that is possible when you “dream big”. Grace’s was one of the stories chosen to help inspire others and communicate the mission of the campaign.
From August 15-October 11, 2017, when you like a public image with #DreamBigPrincess hashtag or post your own photo publicly using #DreamBigPrincess on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, Disney Worldwide Services will donate $1 to Girl Up, up to $1 Million!!
So, the next time you see a photo with the #DreamBigPrincess hashtag, be sure to like it!
I headed in to town today after an appointment to have lunch with my old Coke co-workers. I didn’t realize how much I miss them!! But, so far I am really, really happy with my new job and feel so blessed that it happened how and when it did. I was too scared to dream big about any sort of work outside of what I knew until I had to. Seeing the internet flooded with images and stories of these young girls and women daring to dream big while they are still so young made me incredibly happy.
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