I’m always on the lookout for young people doing things to impact their culture. They always amaze me. I want to make a point of celebrating the ones who are stepping out to impact their world. This University class is a perfect example for this week’s Culture Rebel.
A sales management class at the university of Calgary, nicknamed Selling Smiles 101, is working with the Children’s Wish Foundation. They have created, Dance For Chance, a fundraiser to raise money for the wish family the Selling Smiles 101 classes is sponsoring this year. Hip Hop professionals from around Calgary have donated their time to teach different dance classes this Sunday!
Chance is a 6 year old boy with Tetralogy of Fallot (a congenital heart defect). Chance’s first year of life consisted of emergency airlifts to major hospitals and weeks of not knowing whether he would survive. In addition to several emergency surgeries, at just six months old, Chance underwent his first open heart surgery which lasted 11 hours. They repaired the damage to his valves and corrected his heart failure. He remained on life support for weeks, developed bowel failure and caught endocarditis, a rare and very serious infection in his heart. Amazingly, Chance conquered everything life threw at him and responded well to all the therapies.
For the next three years Chance had very few complications but then, at four years old, he experienced heart failure once again. His second open heart surgery was a success and he amazed his doctors by running and playing just two days later. Fast forward to today, Chance continues to beat the odds and is thriving.
Through Dance For Chance, the University students hope to make Chance’s wish come true, by raising money to help send him, his family, and his friend’s Aunt to Disney World. He really is an amazing and adorable little boy and I’m excited that we get to help make his wish come true!
Thanks to these University students donating their time and creative resources, a child’s life will be that much brighter. Imagine we all found someone to love on in this manner! Community is a culture-rebel trait and these University students get that, yes, even strangers are our neighbor.
Instructors Tara Wilson, Lady C, Albert “Styles” Mejia, Sabrina Naz, BBoy Rein, Tony Tran, Edmar Fuentes, and Oliver Reyes will be teaching different styles all day on Sunday, December 4 in the Aux Gym at the U of C. Classes start at 11am and go until 8pm. There will be a special Kids Only Hip Hop class from 2pm-3pm. The cost of each class is a $10 donation to the Children’s Wish Foundation. The full schedule and details can be found at:
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