2017 was an especially impactful year for us at Without Regrets. Thanks to our many generous donors, 8 families with a gravely ill parent were able to make a long lasting memory in 2017.
We sent families to Los Angeles, Disney World, Lego Land in San Diego, Port Aransas and Corpus Christi for a beach vacation, and Hawaii thanks to a special gift from friends. We were even able to create a father/daughter hunting trip in South Texas and sent a family to Houston for a World Series Experience! We are so thankful for our donors, friends and family who have supported our mission this year and ensured that 8 other families who braved an incredibly difficult year now have a precious family memory that will last a lifetime.
We are looking forward to an even better year in 2018, with some new fundraising events including a series of mystery hunts!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to NXNW on Slaughter to meet Santa and take a photo to benefit Without Regrets. We had such a time enjoying the sunshine, good food, and great company. We are especially grateful to NXNW for hosting us at their venue and to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by and meet the kiddos.
The holiday season is a time for family, and Without Regrets would not be able to carry on in its year-long mission to create lasting memories for families without the incredible support we get from you at events like Photos with Santa.
In fact, Santa was so pleased with all the families and children who support our organization, he said he is going to take extra special care of those gift requests and wish lists this Christmas.
While the Astros were having their most memorable season in franchise history, one of their biggest fans was diagnosed with colon cancer. Jason and his family reached out to Without Regrets via Wonders and Worries, another charity they are working with, hoping to travel to Houston and experience the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Jason, his wife, and their three daughters were able to tour the stadium and spend the day soaking in the experience of their favorite team marching towards a World Series victory.
Cecilia had the following to say, “Our weekend in Houston was great and we had so much fun. Jason and I were blessed to be able to attend the game on Saturday. So his dream to see his Astros in the World Series was granted. Thank you again for making this possible.”
We were honored to help the Hernandez family create memories together in an historic time for their favorite team. This is the kind of support Without Regrets loves to give, and it’s an experience that will remain with the family forever.
In October, we sent the Talasek family on a hunting trip they described as a trip of a lifetime surrounded by beautiful country and wildlife. Dad and 12 year old daughter had been practicing hunting for many years and his wish was to see her get her first buck. Not only did she get one deer but she got another one that same weekend! "The memories we are making here will stick with my girl her whole life!" said Mom. A special thanks to JW Wildlife Co and Buckmaster Foundation for their generous donations and helping us make this lasting memory for the Talasek family.
In July, we sent the Diaz family on a summer get-away to Port Aransas for some beach time, a sunset boat cruise, and a personal tour of the USS Lexington. The 13- and 9-year-old girls had a great time, as did the 8-year-old boy despite wrestling with a few local jellyfish! Mom said, "The trip to was amazing!! We had such a great time and made many memories. We couldn't be more grateful for your organization. These are memories that I will forever cherish and hold on to."
Photos with Santa for a Good Claus
We had a blast at our Photos with Santa for a Good Claus event last Sunday. Thank you to everyone who joined us ... it definitely beat the mall!
Quick heads up to attendees: Your photos are ready! Download them here!
Quick heads up to non-attendees: You missed out! (and we hope to see you next year).
Special thank you to North by Northwest Brewery on Slaughter for letting us host the event in their facility.
Check out a sample of the moments we captured below:
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Anthony and his family visit Jupiter Beach
Anthony and his family made unforgettable memories at Jupiter Beach this summer.
We had a fabulous time! A heart felt thank you for making this possible! Unforgettable memories for life!!" - Anthony Morales
Help a family like Anthony's make memories to last a lifetime - donate to Without Regrets today.