I am on a very important mission to help sick kids and kids with special needs. I have currently surpassed the $330K fundraising mark for various charities. I fundraise for Variety the Children’s Charity of BC, BC Childrens Hospital Foundation, The Relay for Life, Cops for Cancer, The Lions Foundation Of Canada Dog Guides, the Ride to Conquer Cancer and for many families that have critically ill children.
I want to help sick kids to not be scared when they are in the hospital and to help them have the best medical treatment so they can go home from hospital to be with their families. I know hospitals well and I truly understand what its like to go through multiple medical treatments, surgeries and testing.
I was born with an extra 21st chromosome and have many medical issues. But I don’t let one bit of it stop me, in fact, it’s my motivator to help other children who hurt. My work through Hugginz By Angel was recently featured Nationwide on CTV’s WEDAY Special. I was named the 2012 Scotiabank Game Changer at the 100th Grey Cup game in Toronto and I won $100,000 to donate to Variety the children’s charity of BC.
I was presented the Queen Elizabeth 2 Diamond Jubilee Medal in January 2013 and in March 2015 the Canadian Down Syndrome Society named me one of their Super Six Heroes. I am so proud of the work I do to help sick kids and kids with special needs. In January 2014 Variety International named me a 2014 International Youth Ambassador. In July 2014 Telus chose my #givewherewelive submission as their main prize and awarded me with my own #HugginzStudio so I can sew for sick kids every day. Please go to givewherewelive.ca to watch my video Canada’s Warmest Hug.
In August 2016 I was named the Post Foods Canada Search For Goodness winner and won $10,000 which I donated to my charity Hugginz By Angel.
My Hugginz By Angel Registered Charity is how I help kids. I make love filled blankets for teens, kids and babies. I knit Love Hats for sick kids too. I want to make sure that every sick child is wrapped up in a warm hug. I also paint pictures and sell them to fundraise for other charities and families.
You can help me to help sick kids by sharing my website hugginzbyangel.com and my facebook page www.facebook.com/AngelMagnussen