A Lifetime of Travel in One Year

For: Brenden Sorensen
Organizer: Kipp Sorensen
of $15,000 goal
86% Complete
Raised by 145 donors
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The Story


Our sweet boy has been diagnosed with USHER SYNDROME. According to the Doctors, he is expected to lose his vision within the next year. Of course we are always holding out hope for a little vision to remain or stay at least a few years but in the meantime, we need to act... and now!

We will be preparing him by sending him to camps for the deaf (he was born hard of hearing) and blind each summer until the end of High School. They will be teaching him braille, how to use a cane and guide dog and most importantly, how to function in the world and acquire skills for future employment. We also want him to SEE THE WORLD!

We don't want him to miss out on the beauties of different countries, culture and people. We want him to see Rome, Paris and London. We want him to be able to compare China, Japan and India. We would even love for him to do a Humanitarian project in Africa so that he knows that each person on this Earth has a trial to bear. We want him to experience and know for himself what a wonderful and diverse world we live in.

If you find it in your heart to help us, Thank You.

if you are able to join us for a Benefit full of food from around the world, blind simulation, braille jewelry, aerial artists, and an incredible raffle...

Please join us March 8, 6-8pm at The Hawaiian Cultural Center, 741 W. Smelter St. Midvale, UT.

DINNER will be selected from the places Brenden would like to see: Italy (sponsored by Terra Mia), Greek (sponsored by Astro Burgers in Draper), Chinese (sponsored by Fong's), Hawaiian (sponsored by Pacific Sound Productions), Japanese, and French (sponsored by my French roots!). THANKS FOR SHARING THE LOVE SPONSORS!

Come enjoy a magnificent Aerial Arts show (sponsored by Aeris), Dancing, Vision Impairment Simulations (sponsored by the School of the Deaf in Blind in Utah), a Presentation about our sweet boy, and loads of great services/baskets/gift cards for raffle (Thank you friends and family!).

$35/person PREPAID
$50/person AT THE DOOR
$15/kids 10 and under (prepaid or at the door)

PAY HERE, or Pay via paypal to [email protected]m or bring a CHECK to Chase Bank and deposit it under Brenden Sorensen.
Please make sure to leave your name in the memo for either payment so that we can add your name to the list at the door.

If you would like to help sponsor any part of the even or if you have something to donate that could be raffled off, please contact Aja Kayser 801.718.6057801.718.6057.

We really do hope you can come support Brenden. Thank you for your wishes, thoughts and prayers. We are truly blessed to have such a great son and such great family and friends. Come share the love and party like a rockstar in Honor of a humble, kind and sweet-natured young boy.

We will continue to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Kipp and Aja
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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 9, 2014

Posted on April 9, 2014

I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone. Not only did we reach our goal but we received so many kind words and support and we feel so truly loved. Thank you for that.

One of our first tasks this summer is to help brenden setup his own website. We will use this website to publish pictures from his travels and give family and friends updates on where we are going. I will be sure to let everyone know when the website is up and running. 

Also, our good friend Dakota put together a video of the event and I think it does an excellent job capturing how the event went. Thanks again Dakota.


Posted on March 8, 2014

Posted on March 8, 2014

Excited for tonight. Can't wait to see you all and enjoy a fun-filled night. Thank you for supporting Brenden.

Posted on March 5, 2014

Posted on March 5, 2014

Thanks everyone for your generousity. This has been a great experience for us. We have enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.

Thank you for making our journey easier!

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