Lightfoot Partners with Magic Moments to Grant Wish for Birmingham Teen with Sickle Cell Disease
September 4, 2018
Firm raised $4,500 to send 14-year-old girl to New York City
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (September 5, 2018) — A Birmingham teenager is fulfilling her dream of visiting a cooking show in New York thanks to Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC and Magic Moments. The firm partnered with the local wish-granting organization to raise money for 14-year-old Lauren, who was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth.
Although she is unable to attend school, Lauren works on her academics from home and has found a new passion to pass the time: cooking! She loves watching cooking shows and her Magic Moment request was to attend a cooking show filming and meet the cast.
This summer, Lightfoot employees raised about $4,500 in a fundraising campaign to make Lauren’s dream a reality.
“It was such a joy to come together as a firm and grant this wish for Lauren,” said Lightfoot partner and Magic Moments board member Adam K. Peck. “Investing in our community and helping create these ‘magic moments’ is what it’s all about. That’s what it means to be a part of the Birmingham family.”
This isn’t the first time the law firm has joined forces with Magic Moments. Last year, Lightfoot helped send a 4-year-old boy undergoing treatment for a brain tumor to Disney World.
About Magic Moments
Magic Moments is the only wish-granting organization devoted exclusively to children with chronic life-threatening diseases in Alabama. Founded in 1984, Magic Moments has granted over 4,600 magic moments to children in all 67 counties of Alabama. We establish lasting relationships with the families we serve that don’t end once the magic moment has been fulfilled. Magic Moments goes Beyond the Moment with programs such as our annual Family Camp and regional programs for our children and families throughout the year. Magic Moments works to create a caring support network for our families by not only connecting them to us, but to each other. For more information, visit www.magicmoments.org.