Family plans terminally ill son’s 9th birthday, hopes strangers can help grant his only wish

Check out this touching article about 9 year old Bubby Anderson, a terminally ill child who only has one simple wish for his birthday. He loves mail, specifically stickers. He puts stickers all over his house every chance he gets. We sent him a little care package complete with +swappow stickers to hopefully brighten up his 9th bday. We know that skaters, snowboarders, and surfers always end up with stickers in their hands.If you have any extras send them Bubbys way! Please check out this link and video for more information.

http://fox17online.com/2015/02/03/family-plans-terminally-ill-sons-9th-birthday-hopes-strangers-can-help-grant-his-only-wish/

If you would like to send a mail, cards, or stickers to Bubby for his birthday please consider sending them to the following address:

Bubby Everson
PO BOX 1142
Graham, Washington 98338

The family is also trying to raise money for a special sensory room for Bubby, for more information on that visit their online fundraising
website.

Fox17

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GRAHAM, Washington — Birthdays are a big deal when you are young.

Usually kids dream big, hoping for a new bike or new video game system.

But one Washington State boy has a much simpler wish for his upcoming 9th birthday.

Bubby Everson just wants a little mail.

“He loves mail,” Bubby’s mom Brandi McNerney-Everson told Seattle television station Q13 FOX News. “Even if it`s junk mail we give it to him and we say here Bubby here’s your mail.”

A simple card can make his day.

A card with stickers?

“If there are stickers in it he loves,” says Bubby’s dad Thomas Everson. “He’ll play with the stickers. He’ll put stickers all over the place.”

Bubby’s parents let him put those stickers anywhere he wants, on the walls, on the floors on the windows because it is a reminder for them that each day he…

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Skate After School is making a difference by changing after school programs forever

It’s a known fact that after school activities keep kids out of trouble, sustain learning, and provide a safe environment for students. After school programs give students entertainment provide hope for kids, especially those in underserved areas where resources may be strained. The typical list of after school programs include sports, chess, drama club ect. But what if an after school program could teach dedication, perseverance,and creativity; all while keeping students active? This is exactly what Skate After School is doing, and  it is changing the after school experience for many kids, while helping them discover a new passion.

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Skate After School matches talented and enthusiastic volunteers with Phoenix area schools to provide skateboard instruction to under served youth. With donated skateboard equipment, SaS is able to engage students in a challenging and exciting extracurricular activity. Using the acronym G.R.I.P. that stands for Generosity, Respect, Innovation and Perseverance, the program leaders work to use skateboarding as a platform to teach valuable character building and life lessons through the program.

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In 2014, Skate After School (SaS) raised over $13,000 with the help of a successful IndiGoGo Crowdfunding campaign which was sponsored in part by +swappow using +swappow’s credits as incentive for all donors and the +swappow mobile/web sharing and exchange marketplace. As you may know, +swappow is a newly launched marketplace where consumers, charities and the industry can swap, sell and share pre-owned action sports equipment for cash or credits.

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Skateboarding is a passion. It can be described as a sport, an art, a pastime. But what it really is a a way to learn about  life. You fall, you get up, you keep trying. You use obstacles in your environment and you navigate and manipulate them to your advantage. You learn how to be an accepting team player, while also being an individual whose success is only accountable to oneself. All of these lessons are valuable, and can be used throughout life and interactions with other people. The non-profit, Skate After School program offers kids a fun way to learn generosity, respect, innovation, and perseverance. In the past 3 years this program has been successful in igniting passion within these kids, and teaching them life lessons that extend far beyond the classroom all while having fun and staying active. To find out more follow this link: http://www.skateafterschool.org/

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Congratulations and much respect and appreciation to:

Bobby Green

Tim Ward

and Ryan Lay, their growing army of volunteers and to the skateboarding community for making this great program possible.