This yearly event will be happening May 16- May 23, 2022 on the Fontaine Team Facebook Business Page --> fb.com/FontaineTeam.
Since 2009, starting with Walk for Wishes, each year the entire Fontaine Family Team participates in their largest fundraising event benefiting Make-A-Wish Maine and has been able to raise enough money to grant the wishes of 9 seriously ill Maine children to date. In 2013, Fontaine expanded their efforts by creating Bid for Wishes, which is their online virtual auction event collecting donated items from local business owners to be auctioned off. Their 2021 online auction event was the biggest yet, auctioning off nearly 300 items and raising over $20,000! Half went to a Lewiston High School student, Emersyn Rowles, for her dream vacation and the other half to a Make-A-Wish child in Durham. We're excited to see what we can accomplish this year!
Johnathan Morin, a sophomore at Lewiston High School, first started experiencing pain in his leg in the summer months of 2021. When he collapsed in pain at school in early November, family members knew something wasn’t right and brought him to the emergency room. After multiple appointments with local doctors, including a concerning MRI on November 11th, Johnathan was referred to Boston Children’s Hospital. At a follow up appointment on December 1st, Johnathan and his family got the news that he was officially diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in both his pelvis and lungs, and is inoperable due to its location. The treatment plan includes 14 cycles of chemotherapy, with radiation beginning halfway through receiving treatment at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Johnathan has a long road ahead of him, but he is prepared to fight cancer with all his might. Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing him can attest that he has a mental strength far beyond his 15 years. Given the nickname “Rocket” by former hockey teammates and coaches, we are now using #teamrocket and asking the community to rally around Johnathan and his family as he undergoes the fight for his life. Johnathan has wanted to go to Hawaii for a vacation especially after his journey is complete and he's feeling better!