Events, Fundraisers, Willow Wish Story

Willow Wish Stories – Summer 2018

Hello, I am Ashley Woods and I am a Willow Wish recipient.  The gift has impacted me and my family because it made a dream come true for me and my son.  Without Willow Wish, I wouldn’t have been able to have the birth story that I was given.

Shortly before finding out that I was pregnant with my son, I left an abusive relationship which obviously put a financial burden on me. I wanted to have a natural birth for my son, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish that being that I was paying a lawyer thousands of dollars to get me through my divorce.

When I received the email that I was awarded the gift, I just broke down into tears.  I had been getting reminders about my bill, and I really didn’t know how I was going to pay that bill.  So I broke down into tears, just pure joy, when I found out that I was the recipient of Willow Wish.

Donating to an organization like Willow Wish makes it possible for people like me or other women who are going through a difficult time in their life, or even people who just aren’t able to afford the luxuries that others are; it makes it possible for them to have the birth story that they want without stressing out about the financials that go along with that.

Grant Birth Choice on #GivingTuesday

Should the inability to pay for a peaceful, evidence-based birth experience prevent people from accessing personalized care?  We think the answer is a resound “NO!”, and we are hoping you feel the same way we do.

Will you help more moms like Ashley access the birth center experience? Your donation on #GivingTuesday will help us say YES to more families in 2020:

  1. Double your impact by giving – two of our donors have pledged to match funds up to $2000
  2. Triple your impact by setting your alarm – Facebook will match pledges that are given anytime after 8:am EST (that’s 6:00 am AZ TIME) until they reach $7 million
  3. The Facebook Match was completed within two hours in 2018, so we really mean it when we are asking you to set your alarms. 

What if you can’t give right now? You can still make a difference. Your help in getting the word out is much appreciated!! Please share our social media posts or the image below to let your community know why you support Willow Wish.

Please accept our gratitude whether you give and/or share.  You are making a difference for Arizona’s birthing families.

Warm Wishes,
Willow Wish Fundraising Team

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