By: Maddie Love, HuskyTHON dancer & social media guru #Huskython #FTK
Since I was a young girl, my parents always said that I have the ability to change the world and make an impact on someone’s life. I would always brush their words aside, undermining the fact that what he said could possibly hold some sort of validity in my life. To think that a college student could even remotely make that much of a difference was beyond my wildest dreams. I never imagined that I could leave my footprint on the world. That was before I became involved with HuskyTHON.
HuskyTHON is unlike anything I have ever been apart of in my entire life. Some say that you truly have to “see it to believe it.” There is really no organization, fundraiser, or event that even comes close to the magic of HuskyTHON. Imagine dancing alongside 2,400 of your closest friends all night long until the sun comes up the next morning, knowing the entire time that your dedication to HuskyTHON could make a difference in a child’s life.
For one night out of the year, college students leave all of their stress and worries at the door and get to be silly and act like kids. And for the kids who visit HuskyTHON from CT Children’s, they get to be just that: kids. They are taken outside the hospital walls and are able to jump on the moonbounce, run through the inflatable obstacle course, sing karaoke, get their face painted, and dance on stage. The kids always say that HuskyTHON is like Christmas; they countdown the days until the big event arrives and once the 18-hours are over, they begin their countdown once again.
I am honored to be apart of HuskyTHON; an event that reminds me that anyone, even a college student, can make a difference in the world.