Thursday, March 14, 2019

Don Your Boots and Be a Blessing to Benefit Ally's Wish

Pat Conner, Cole Hendrickson, Cade Hendrickson, Austin Hendrickson, Larry Conner | Boots & Blessings 2018

Pull out your cowboy boots.

The Fifth Annual Boots & Blessings Gala will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes to benefit Ally’s Wish. The Flower Mound-based organization grants wishes such as trips to Disney World or helicopter rides over the Grand Canyon to mothers battling terminal illnesses, so they may create lasting memories with their children and loved ones. Attendees will kick off the evening by perusing through an extensive silent auction filled with trips, fashion & accessories, sports memorabilia, restaurant and entertainment packages and more. Scott Murray will serve as this year's emcee for the evening. Guests can look forward to live Country-Western entertainment from The Breckenridge Band as they dine on traditional BBQ fare. The evening will conclude with line dancing instruction provided by The Breckenridge Band.

Wyatt Stinchfield bids for Mom, Amy Vanderoef, at Boots & Blessings 2018

Four years ago, four friends founded Ally’s Wish in honor of their dear friend, Allyson Hendrickson. Allyson’s wish was the first to be granted prior to losing her battle with ovarian cancer in 2014. Hendrickson’s blog, 3 Little Cowboys began as a collection of letters and stories to her three young sons, but it quickly gained a national following spanning seven years. With her friends by her side, she unwrapped her published book, Three Little Cowboys. Today a portion of the sales from Hendrickson’s book benefits Ally’s Wish and the college funds of her three children (pictured above with Allyson's parents).

Since its inception, Ally’s Wish has granted 114 wishes to mothers who’ve battled inflammatory breast cancer, Leukemia, colon cancer and other terminal illnesses. Ally’s Wish currently has 35 moms waiting to have wishes granted with new requests arriving daily. Wish requests and nominations are accepted year-round and while based in North Texas, Ally’s Wish grants wishes to mothers across the U.S. The stories of the women who have been granted wishes and have touched countless lives along the way are featured on the Ally’s Wish website. To learn more about Ally’s Wish, please visit