NEWS | July 21, 2020

UC Davis nurses raise funds for Make-a-Wish kids

(SACRAMENTO)

UC Davis nurses Kendra Teetsle, Janeen Robinson and Deborah Woods are gearing up to hike 23.2 miles on the Tahoe Rim Trail on Aug. 15. The pediatric hematology-oncology nurses are taking part in the first Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge.

The Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge will take place Aug. 15. The Make-a-Wish Trailblaze Challenge will take place Aug. 15.

The Trailblaze Challenge is an endurance hike to help Make-A-Wish Northeastern California & Northern Nevada grant wishes to children with critical illnesses in its region. 

Teetsle, Robinson and Woods hope to raise $10,000 for Make-a-Wish. The funds  will support the wishes of UC Davis Children’s Hospital pediatric patients.  

“These wishes provide most families with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, during the most challenging of times for a family,” Deborah Woods said. “As pediatric hematology-oncology nurses, we have a unique appreciation of the impact that granted wishes have in a family’s life. So, like our team name “The Fairy Godmothers,” we want to be part of silver linings and wish granting, during a particularly tough year.”

To donate to their team, “The Fairy Godmothers,” visit their fundraising page.