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ImageSpread the news! Get the word out to deserving chronically-ill teens! Just because you maybe homebound or frequently hospitalized – missing alot of school – does not mean you should miss a traditional teen high school experience like Prom!

BIG thank you to all our volunteers who are contacting us to help. Especially big thank you to Lori Allen who has graciously volunteered to co-chair this event with Mik. As well as Aunt Ronda who is helping to co co chair the event (don’t judge my writing skills! Ha!) Momma Bear Keri will be working behind the scenes. Mik has been quietly working on ideas since the LAST prom. Can’t wait for y’all to see all their hardwork!

Who is Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance Anti-Prom for?

Any high school age teen who lives with a life-changing debilitating chronic illness like Dysautonomia and other hidden illnesses. (Not just for Juniors and Seniors!) Also, we love our college age mentors who was a hidden teen to attend as well. Contact us for details.

Why is it called “Anti-PROM”? Because we think humor is the best medicine and kindly tease that our chronically-ill teens like to do everything backwards (in Mik’s case, dysautonomia likes to put Mik’s autonomic nervous system on hiatus), it is called Anti-PROM because it is the opposite of the “typical prom”. No high school drama. Great music, but no dancing (due to physical limitations of some of our hidden teens). Casino night with tons of prizes. We are a group of includers – not excluders. Do not know anyone at MHHA? We have so much fun at Anti-PROM, I promise you will leave with friends!

Where is this being held at? At Maggiano’s in Houston, Texas. Coming from out of town? Message us and we will help direct you to some area hotels.

How can I help?

We need prizes for each of our guest attendees! Yes, we want EACH hidden teen to go home with fun prizes!! Items can include: themed gift baskets, gift certificates, individual gift items, etc. We also need a GRAND PRIZE. We are also working on Swag Bags for each guest. Have something to give? Or you have a business you would like to promote and can give from 1 – 125 items? Please message us at info@mikshiddenhearts.org.

We also need financial donations. Thanks to our Boo Bash sponsors from October, we have all our basic costs for the Anti-PROM covered. However, we want to go much bigger for these deserving teens than just “basic”. Your financial donation will help this dream come become a reality.

Volunteer: We will be hosting a casino game night for our Anti-Prom hidden teens. Know how to deal? Or can you help with setup / clean? Want to collect donation prizes for us? Whatever you can do, we would appreciate it!

Get your RSVP in today – Tickets are first come, first serve. Sorry, but registering at the door is not available. A wait list is expected due to the demand.

Feel free to share the flyer below!

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Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance is dedicated to bringing positive encouragement to homebound and hospitalized teens who suffer from Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.

ImageSpread the news! Get the word out to deserving chronically-ill teens! Just because you maybe homebound or frequently hospitalized – missing alot of school – does not mean you should miss a traditional teen high school experience like Prom!

BIG thank you to all our volunteers who are contacting us to help. Especially big thank you to Lori Allen who has graciously volunteered to co-chair this event with Mik. As well as Aunt Ronda who is helping to co co chair the event (don’t judge my writing skills! Ha!) Momma Bear Keri will be working behind the scenes. Mik has been quietly working on ideas since the LAST prom. Can’t wait for y’all to see all their hardwork!

Who is Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance Anti-Prom for?

Any high school age teen who lives with a life-changing debilitating chronic illness like Dysautonomia and other hidden illnesses. (Not just for Juniors and Seniors!) Also, we love our college age mentors who was a hidden teen to attend as well. Contact us for details.

Why is it called “Anti-PROM”? Because we think humor is the best medicine and kindly tease that our chronically-ill teens like to do everything backwards (in Mik’s case, dysautonomia likes to put Mik’s autonomic nervous system on hiatus), it is called Anti-PROM because it is the opposite of the “typical prom”. No high school drama. Great music, but no dancing (due to physical limitations of some of our hidden teens). Casino night with tons of prizes. We are a group of includers – not excluders. Do not know anyone at MHHA? We have so much fun at Anti-PROM, I promise you will leave with friends!

Where is this being held at? At Maggiano’s in Houston, Texas. Coming from out of town? Message us and we will help direct you to some area hotels.

How can I help?

We need prizes for each of our guest attendees! Yes, we want EACH hidden teen to go home with fun prizes!! Items can include: themed gift baskets, gift certificates, individual gift items, etc. We also need a GRAND PRIZE. We are also working on Swag Bags for each guest. Have something to give? Or you have a business you would like to promote and can give from 1 – 125 items? Please message us at info@mikshiddenhearts.org.

We also need financial donations. Thanks to our Boo Bash sponsors from October, we have all our basic costs for the Anti-PROM covered. However, we want to go much bigger for these deserving teens than just “basic”. Your financial donation will help this dream come become a reality.

Volunteer: We will be hosting a casino game night for our Anti-Prom hidden teens. Know how to deal? Or can you help with setup / clean? Want to collect donation prizes for us? Whatever you can do, we would appreciate it!

Get your RSVP in today – Tickets are first come, first serve. Sorry, but registering at the door is not available. A wait list is expected due to the demand.

Feel free to share the flyer below!

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Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance is dedicated to bringing positive encouragement to homebound and hospitalized teens who suffer from Dysautonomia and other life-changing chronic illnesses.

ImageMy daughter, Mikaela Aschoff, used to go to Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas.  She is currently on her 3rd year of homebound from a very unexpected illness called Dysautonomia that started abruptly when she went to her Freshman year homecoming dance.  With strength, courage and determination, she has not let this disabling condition stop her from starting a charity to help fellow hidden teens.
As her mom, I am amazed not just by Mikaela (who I think is pretty great in my book!), but also by today’s teens and how many actively pursue volunteering opportunities, environmental causes, etc.  So many of the schools now have amazing clubs focusing on volunteering in their community and the world.  Youth groups at church travel near and far to do mission work.

While all these volunteer acts are blessings, remember not all world changing events are BIG… they start with reaching out to one person and changing their day. What happened to that fellow student who used to be in your class. Has it been 2 months since you seen them? 2 years? Last you heard they were sick, but you were not sure you understood their illness.

Years may have passed by. Did they move?  If they suffer from Dysautonomia or another life changing hidden chronic illness, more likely the answer is no.  They are still there.  In your community.  In your neighborhood.  They understand that friends move on and “out of sight out of mind”.  But, sometimes the mental pain of an illness hurts more than the physical symptoms.  Sometimes they just want to forget for a minute, be with friends their age… to be REMEMBERED.

Change the world by reaching out to that one person. Don’t be nervous to ask about them. Don’t be afraid to speak about the obvious illness. Message them on Facebook.  Be “old fashion” and send them a letter in the mail.

Want to help even more hidden teens?  You can also volunteer with Mik’s Hidden Hearts Alliance and help with many of our outreach programs including our card writing campaign to help these teens to not feel hidden. Start by liking our Facebook page (link here) and contacting us through our website to get on our teen volunteering list.  We will keep you up to date with various opportunities.

Thank you for reaching out to the hidden.  With your help, we can shine light not only on Dysautonomia, but recognize these strong courageous teens as well.

http://www.MiksHiddenHearts.org