The students at Florida Gulf Coast University have long supported Project Alive, even forming the organization Hunting for a Cure on campus to support the fight to find a cure for Hunter syndrome. Now they are hoping their #MyGivingStory will bring more support.
The students created a video that could win up to $10,000 for Project Alive. But they need votes to win. Check out their video, share it on your social media and vote!
With the submission of their video for the contest, the students published this piece:
A community alive is a tale of uncommon friends. College students fighting for boys who are dying? Giving their all, day and night to find ways to fund a cure that could save their lives? This is a story of how strangers quickly became family. How a non-profit organization ran by college students, Hunting For a Cure, has partnered with their sister NPO, Project Alive, to fight against Hunter’s syndrome. This video showcases the highlights of the work done by students at Florida Gulf Coast University over the last 2 years.
A simple phone call on Christmas Eve started a beautiful partnership between Project Alive and Hunting For a Cure. In March of 2018, we invited the families on the East coast for a weekend full of fun. This was the first time that I met the boys Sebastian, Michael, and Kalel. These boys stole our hearts the minute they walked on our campus. They taught us to live life to the fullest and to never take anything for-granted. By the end of the first night, the boys didn’t want to leave because we had such an amazing bond with them. We truly were strangers who became family. This journey has just begun and it’s one we will go through until there is a cure. Our biggest lesson through it all? There is power in giving. There is power in friendship. There is power in love.