Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Sweet Little Girl Needs Your Help

Has it really been three years since we first reported the news about Alexandra Toma?

These kids grow up so quickly, right?

Well, here is an important update from Alexandra's mom, Bridgett:

"We have taken things a step further and have established our foundation, an official 501(c)(3) Non Profit organization, Alexandra's Ambition Foundation. The mission of our foundation is to assist children with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita in obtaining the medical and therapeutic care they need to enhance their quality of life. We will be hosting our 1st Annual Race to Walk in October.

"We, the Toma family--Alexandra and her family (mom, dad, sisters, Abby and Audrey, and brother, Aiden)--now live in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Mom, Bridgett and dad, Tim, were born and raised and lived in Clearing on the Southwest Side until Tim's job took us to Kenosha. All of our family and friends remain on the Southwest Side, which is where our hearts and most of our doings remain. Our foundation, Alexandra's Ambition Foundation, is based on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

"Alexandra has continued to thrive over the past three years.
She is now 3 1/2 years old and started school in the special education program last October. She loves school and is doing well. Alexandra still faces many physical challenges related to her condition, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) but has learned to adapt in an effort to accomplish her activities of daily living. Although Alex's legs still don't work at this point, we remain hopeful that with continued therapy and the right tools, she will be up on her feet one day. Despite the obstacles Alexandra faces everyday, she is a happy, life-loving little girl who strives to get all she possibly can out of life. We thank all for their continued support."

Remember, folks, even if you can't make it to the 5k on October 2, you can still make a donation. More details at

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Original Southwest Chicago post story from FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013:

A Sweet Little Girl Needs Your Help

Passing along information about an important fundraiser for a sweet little girl whose parents are originally from the Southwest Side.

Alexandra's mom attended St. Rene and St. Symphorosa schools, and then went on to Mt. Assisi Academy. Dad attended Hale School and went on to St. Rita High School.

Please help if you are able. Thanks!

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