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 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.