Welcome to our page. I am Will Jenkins mum and like many parents who lose a child i am looking for some light and purpose for my son's life and to help create his legacy. #104Will is the start of the campaign to implement some of the lessons Will taught us and to change our lives for the better while raising much needed funds for Mater Mothers NICU babies and families.
Will the tiniest of babies born at 700grams (1pound 5 ounzes) was here for the shortest of times 104 days but taught us the biggest of lessons. Some of the key lessons were gratitude.
He taught us gratitude for the working bodies that we have been given and to do our best to look after them rather than mistreat them.
He taught us how lucky we are to be given a set of lungs that work and to be able to take the breath of life. Will's only breath on his own were his final breaths.
He taught us strength and courage to want to live in this beautiful world. He taught us about attitude as he approached the most trying of circumstances with a cheeky smile.
Most importantly he taught us how precious life is, how short it can be and how blessed we are to be be given the most precious gift of all - the gift of life. So lets live it.
Will defied so many odds and fought so hard from the time the waters broke at 15 weeks up until his passing. Whilst his life was short he fulfilled the potential he was given. As his Dr noted, "Will exceeded every expectation in every way"
So for some like Will 104 days is an entire life. #104Will is about what you can do to enrich, improve, change, reach your potential and live your life to the fullest starting with a pledge for 104 days.
Some ideas people are pledging are to improve their health ie No alcohol for 104 days, 104 minutes of exercise per week for 104 days, no soft drink for 104 days, weight loss in 104 days.
Some others are writing gratitudes every day for 104 days, cuddling your kids every day for 104 days, telling your partner you love them.
Others want to do longer challenges all around the 104. ie Climb 104 mountains, play at 104 different golf courses, 104 bucket list etc etc
So the question is : What will you choose to do to make the most out of the gift of life you have been given???
Step 1: To enter the challenge press the donate now button to donate a fee anywhere from 104 cents to 104 dollars.
Step 2: Write what your pledge is when you donate so everyone can see
Step 3: Do a short vid or send a post with photos of what your pledge is and why to our facebook page 104Will so we can share. (oh and like the page if you havent already)
Step 4: Send in regular updates to page so we can all support each other and be inspired. Also feel free to post updates with the #104Will
Step 5: Share this with all your friends
Feel free to get people to sponsor you for your personal challenge to help raise more funds.
Keep a look out for events throughout the year which we will be having.
And just remember " Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
Thanks for all your support.