I thought a lot that night and wondered what I could do to help the Gaynor’s raise more money to find a cure. With the help of the associates of the Bellmore Stop and Shop, I was able to put together a bake sale for one weekend in our store. When the employees found out about Sophia everyone got involved, and that weekend we collected over $2,000. I was so excited and could not wait to present the Gaynor’s with the check. That day I finally got to meet Sophia. She melted my heart. All I kept thinking was “what a beautiful baby”!!
So that brings me to today. Even though I was transferred to the Hicksville store, it has not stopped me from wanting to help more. When I saw the “200 Challenge” I talked to my store manager about taking it on, not only for Sophia but for all the SMA babies out there. I accept the challenge to collect $5,000 (and hopefully exceed this goal) and along with the management team and associates of Stop and Shop in Hicksville, we will raise the money to fight SMA!!!!