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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Marlowe
Boo Bash 2016 Chair
713-955-8MIK
 
 
Tickets on Sale Now for 5th Annual Charity Boo Bash
 
                                Date:  Saturday, October 29, 2016
                                Time:  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
                                Place:  Constellation Field – Insperity Club, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugarland
 
HOUSTON, TX (August 22, 2016) –  Don’t miss the best time you’ll have in a costume.  The 5th Annual Charity Boo Bash promises to be a Halloween soiree like no other.  Tickets for the Boo Bash are on sale now at www.MiksHiddenHearts.org.  Admission is $55 and includes dinner, a welcome bag of goodies, and a spooky good time.  Sponsorships for the event are also available.
 
The party will feature a delicious gourmet dinner with dessert, drinks, casino games, prizes, a photo booth, costume contests and DJ Johnny Bravo.  Boo Bash 2016 will be held at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, in the Insperity Club, a unique party space behind home plate on the deluxe skybox level.  All proceeds benefit Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance (MHHA), a charity for teens and young adults with Dysautonomia and other debilitating illnesses. 12175973_10106804673107420_770890860_o
 
The Boo Bash provides ample opportunities for party-goers to win prizes, both big and small.  There will be silent and live auctions with a variety of items including a Destin Florida Condo get-away and round-trip airfare for two to any location in the continental US.  Raffle tickets will be available with prizes of date-nights for a year, a year of gourmet coffee or a family movie-night out.  Costume contests offer cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  There will be plenty of other chances to win including a prize pull and a 50/50 cash drawing. 
 
20131125-132453.jpgWith the Boo Bash growing in popularity every year, it is becoming the social event of the season.  In previous years, the event has been held at various locations in Katy.  Keri Aschoff, President of MHHA, said, “Boo Bash has sold out for the last three years straight, we moved to a bigger location to accommodate more guests.”  The Insperity Club features large windows overlooking the field and a fun, inviting banquet space for up to 300 people.  “Having our special 5th Annual Boo Bash there will not only allow us to have more guests,” Aschoff said, “it also lets us go bigger and better with decorations and entertainment.  Boo Bash is a can’t-miss event for all adults in our community who want to have a great time and help out a very good cause!” 
 
The venue at Constellation Field also provides a separate lounge/party space to accommodate the special needs of the chronically ill teens that MHHA serves.  Aschoff said, “it’s a way for them to socialize with others who understand their world.”
 
Boo Bash Sponsorship Benefits

Boo Bash Sponsorship Benefits

MHHA is a non-profit organization dedicated to outreach to homebound and hospitalized teens with dysautonomia and other hidden, life changing illnesses. MHHA was founded in 2011 by Mikaela Aschoff, after she fell ill with dysautonomia in her freshman year of high school. The organization provides gifts, hope kits, and monthly socials for these chronically ill young people as well as the annual Anti-PROM, a formal dinner and casino-night party for teens affected by hidden illnesses. MHHA also works to spread awareness of Dysautonomia.

 
Dysautonomia is considered a “hidden illness” because the sufferers often look healthy to the casual observer. It is, however, a complex condition caused by a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system and can affect the cardiovascular, endocrine, metabolic and gastrointestinal systems. Dysautonomia can cause very painful and debilitating symptoms. For more information, visitwww.mikshiddenhearts.org.
 
If you are interested in donating an auction item or would like information about becoming an event sponsor, please contact Lisa Marlowe at lisamarlowe37@hotmail.com or call 713-261-8727.
Serving #teens and young adults with #Dysautonomia and other life-changing #ChronicIllnesses

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Join us for fun and friendship this Saturday in Cypress, Tx for Family Dinner Night!

RSVP so we can save you a seat and for location information to: Info@MiksHiddenHearts.org. 

  This social is open to our hidden teens & young adults and their families.

(Family social nights are pay your own way.)

wickedGet your order in by this Friday!! Finally! Wicked information is here! Please read CLOSELY for the ticket limits. Invoices will be sent at the end of the week.

Unfortunately, our contact, the corporate & group sales manager at the Hobby Center who lobbied strongly on our behalf was not able to finalize the original deal he thought he could get us (though he said other musicals it is definitely possible) Though we still have a great deal!

***There are ticket limits for the MHHA special pricing discounted tickets. There are no limits on the other slightly discounted tickets and those are open to anyone.

PLEASE NOTE IT IS A NEW DATE – Sunday July 31 at 7:30pm
**$$$ is not due at this time

Location:  Hobby Center in Houston, Tx

RSVP through this link!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mhha-social-wicked-tickets-26124397777

Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance serving homebound and frequently hospitalized teens and young adults with #Dysautonomia and other life-changing #ChronicIllnesses

www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

 

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Mik’s fiancee Nick literally carrying her when her legs refused to work any longer.  #TrueLoveDespiteDysautonomia

(Originally Posted by ESD 48 News) Have you ever noticed that people with giving hearts tend to find each other.

One of our volunteer firefighters, Nick Bourdoumis, has found that match in Mikaela Aschoff. Mikaela, better known as Mik, has spent much of her young life helping others in spite of her own debilitating condition.  Nick and Mik recently got engaged and their greatest wish is to be able to get through her diagnosis together and live a normal life as man and wife.

“Mik’s hope is that she could walk down the aisle on her own and stand by herself at her wedding,” says her mother Keri.

…To read the rest of this ESD 48 News report on Mik, click here.

 

Click here for the Channel 2 #KPRC news interview by Keith Garvin on Mik’s story.

#Dysautonomia #StemCells #Celltex

13217250_10107580857622430_5653130320284486507_oWe are so excited to have this year’s Anti-PROM video for you to enjoy!  Rob Cross did an AMAZING job capturing the fun and very heart of what we do.  We can never express how much this means to us!

Anti-PROM is not like any other “prom” you have ever seen!  It is a specially planned prom for our homebound and frequently hospitalized teens and young adults with Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.

Because of the majority of health limitations, we do not have dance, but we do have fun casino games, the best dj (Johnny Bravo Entertainment), swag bags filled with gift items AND fantastic prizes for each of our hidden (chronically-ill) guests.13217019_10107580738755640_3225892970975990632_o

Check out this Anti-PROM video!  Click Here

Hope to see YOU at our next one!

*Remember to follow us on Facebook for the latest MHHA news and events.

 

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Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance serving teens and young adults with #Dysautonomia and other life-changing #ChronicIllness.

http://www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

 

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My daughter and Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance founder on #NBC #KPRC Channel 2 news, interviewed by Keith Garvin about her #Dysautonomia story and future therapy with #Celltex.

Please watch and share!

http://www.click2houston.com/news/fort-bend-county-woman-looks-to-community-she-often-helped-for-help

#Dysautonomia. #ChronicIllness #Stemcells

20140301-111316.jpgWords from Mik this evening reflecting not just on the scary episode and subsequent ER trip today (she’s going to be okay, but has another concussion and cervical sprain), but life with dysautonomia, too:

Dysautonomia is a pain – I call it a curse. Though patients get used to it, it never gets any easier.

If you think fainting (which is just one of many problems this illness can bring) is no big deal then I got news for you. The actual act of fainting doesn’t harm you – it’s what happens afterwards.

It can be extremely dangerous depending on where you are and what you hit. I once had a “friend” tell me along the lines of “Whats the big deal? You just pass out.” She didn’t realize it, but that devastated me. I thought she understood me to an extent. To have someone write off a huge struggle you have to deal with as if it’s nothing really bites.

0430160814a.jpgThis is just part of what makes me so passionate about others like me and the Hidden Hearts Alliance. I hope that with the awareness we bring people will become educated and those who once didn’t understand will approach the way they see chronic illnesses differently. And I work to have those who do suffer with these chronic illnesses have a safe haven to go to where there’s others like them who understand and they’re not alone.

So I thank all of you who have supported the charity and to those of you who have been great friends, supporters, and caregivers to someone who is a hidden heart. Y’all are absolutely amazing.

#Dysautonomia #Hope4TheHidden

http://www.MiksHiddenHearts.org

Serving teens and young adults who have #Dysautonomia and other life-changing #ChronicIllnesses