Walking for a Wish

Yesterday morning youth in our community lined up to walk a 5K for someone in need.

What started out as an activity for the young men and women in our ward became something much bigger and more inclusive.

There’s a 17 yr-old girl in our community, with Cystic Fibrosis. She wants to travel to Seattle with her family. That is her wish. So … our teens reached out to other teens in Liberty Lake and organized a fund-raising effort …

that resulted in $2,350 to help this family grant their daughter’s wish.

We had cheerleaders from CVHS …

and other very cheerful people to ramp up the enthusiasm!

Geoff and Dan (on their Harleys) were our make-shift “police” escorts that led the final march back to the school.

Even the little people and the puppies were troopers!

It felt really good to be a part of a small effort that made a big difference for one person.
It’s amazing what can happen when a few people get together for a good reason.

Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. This is so fabulous! One of my best friends has CF, and she is 41… so there is hope for those with this disease. Thank you for walking, taking photos, and sharing the experience with us.

  2. Awesome!

  3. I know you helped out our H.S….I suspect you are always helping someone! That’s a great legacy! (I remember my mom was always baking a pie for someone. My neighbor lost their cat to lymphoma…I’m thinking of baking them something…apple bread with the fresh gala apples now available). Love your smile!

  4. I love seeing what just a few people can accomplish once they start talking and sharing!

  5. This is wonderful. My 10-year old nephew has CF, so we are very involved with fundraising and spreading awareness about this horrible disease. I’m so glad you were able to help this girl have a wish come true.

  6. Lab puppies are the BEST (oops, sorry, I was distracted by his cuteness for a moment). Our 14yo babysitter and her 7 year old sister both have Cystic Fibrosis. It’s something our family is saddened by, and yet we praise God that this family are believers. Lain’s comment is inspiring (thanks, Lain). So glad you were able to be a part of this outreach.

  7. This is the type of thing that I like to read about, especially at the end of a Sunday. Thanks for the uplifting story.

  8. Bec_Kilgore says:

    I just loved reading about this and seeing the pictures. I sure wish I could jump up in the air like that. Was I ever able to do that? WTG kids for putting this together.

  9. Barb Satter says:

    What a wonderful thing to do – made my heart feel good to read this!

  10. What a wonderful tribute to this young lady! A great group of service-minded kids!

    Many blessings to you all….

  11. This kind of story needs to be shared with all. I hope it was covered by the Spokesman Review or KREM TV. News of kids doing these kinds of things should be front page news!

    BTW, I was wondering who owned that torquise blue wagon, then you answered by question with that photo of Addie!

    Great coverage on the story!

    I hope that the girl and her family have the time of their life on their visit to Seattle.

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