Foundation 44, in Vinnie's honor
In memory of Vinnie Higgins we would like to have a toy t=drive for the Rady Children’s Hospital. Back in October 2012, Vinnie tried to start an organization called Foundation 44. He wanted to have toys and games for the children at the hospital and or donations to st. Jude, The Ronald McDonald House, or Make-a-Wish Foundation.
We would like to Honor some of Vinnie’s wishies this Chritmas and have a Toy Drive!
You can drop off a toy or a game to Aloha Tropics Tanning Spa between now and December 15th, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, or Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 2710 Alpine Blvd. Ste. F, Alpine CA 91901 in the Alpine Twin Plaza behind Postal Annex.
The gifts will be delivered personally by some of Vinnie’s family members and friends. All we need is your SUPPORT!
Please contact: Barbie Briggs @619-722-6921 with any questions.
Vinnie Higgins grew up in the Alpine Community and loved to play sports, mainly football. His dad, Tim, coached him along with the Alpine Mountaineers for many years. In 2009 he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of the knee, when he was only 13 years old.
After treatment, with his strong will, he got back to somewhat of a normal life but could no longer play football. He wrestled for his High School at Steele Canyon and was an incredible inspiration to his friends, teachers and many adults even some fighting their own battle with cancer.
In August of 2012 the cancer had metastasized to his lungs, he had a strong will to battle through this and had an amazing attitude for life and his loved ones all the way to the end. He was the one that was sick, and yet still wanted to take care of others with his humor, and loving spirit. He always had a giving heart and he tried starting his own organization a couple years ago called Foundation 44, inspired by his many long stays in the hospital and seeing all the other children in his very same position. Vinnie wanted toys to be donated to the children at the hospital or donations to support the foundations he found to be extremely helpful to him and his family, such as the Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish, and St. Jude!
Vinnie lost his battle on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at just 16 years old, and Heaven gained a Warrior Angel. His influence and legacy will live on through so many and we hope to carry out just some of his wishes. Please give in Vinnie’s Memory this Christmas. Thank you.