Friday, June 18, 2010

Thank you from Amazing Kids!' Founder Alyse Rome


A personal note from Amazing Kids! Founder/President Alyse Rome

Dear Friends and Amazing Kids! Supporters,

I want to thank each and every one of you for your truly amazing support throughout the PEOPLE Magazine/Major League Baseball All Stars Among Us campaign.  I really appreciated every single vote and all of the supportive messages I received! 

As my first time being nominated for a competition like this, it gave me the opportunity to hear some amazingly supportive feedback from others, including some people I had never heard from before.  It has been a truly humbling and inspiring experience.

Although I ultimately was not selected as the final winner, being chosen as one of the 90 finalists (and one of three regional finalists) out of the thousands of nominations they received was truly an honor.  The experience was 100% positive! It has inspired me to continue to spread the word about Amazing Kids! and we'd love your help in doing so too!

Be sure to join our new Facebook page at:

and our new Causes page which supports our Launch My Dream! Initiative, helping kids in need launch their dreams:

Finally, my congratulations to the Seattle Mariners' All Stars Among Us winner, Tim Hannah and his wife, founders of Jamie's Heart Foundation ( Both have dedicated their life's work to helping support families whose children are undergoing medical treatment for congenital heart defects.  My best wishes to them in their continued success helping families with a seriously ill child cope and get the financial support they need.

Congratulations also to my fellow finalist, Richard Gold. Though Richard was not the ultimate All Stars winner either, he is a winner in my eyes and in the eyes of the thousands of teens he has helped over the years through his organization Pongo Teen Writing.  This very special organization helps teens with recovery from trauma in their lives through the magic of poetry.  Check out Richard's website and be prepared to be inspired!


Thank you all again for your continued support!  For those of you who have not yet become a supporter and made a donation to Amazing Kids!, I encourage you to do so now and join Amazing Kids! during this exciting time in our development!

We are growing rapidly, and as such, your much-needed support can help us grow in the most efficient and effective manner. Our goal is to take Amazing Kids! to the next level, from an all-volunteer, grassroots organization to a fully-funded organization with a paid staff. In doing so, so we can help many, many more kids in need launch their dreams in our communities across America! 

If you haven't already, please consider becoming a donor today:

Thank you!

Please feel free to drop me a line with any questions:  I'd love to hear from you!

Wishing you and your family an Amazing summer!

Alyse Rome
Founder & President
Amazing Kids!