Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 15, 2013

Alcatraz escape will benefit foundation


Caroline already has experienced that care, briefly hospitalized for dehydration caused by the flu several years ago. She could wind up working at a hospital, aiming to become an anethesiologist or emergency room physician.

Family members are supportive. “They’re helping pay for a lot of the stuff, of course, and they’re really helping me with my fundraising.” Her dad sent an e-mail to friends that netted about $3,000, then Storms and Dickey mailed 500 letters to area businesses last week. The student notes, “It’s been a lot of hard work.”

The teen is almost halfway to her goal. The Web site shows $3,540 has been given so far plus “somebody just sent a $500 donation,” according to Dickey.

Persons may contribute any amount. Donations by credit card can be made at the Web site. Tax-deductible checks made payable to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation may be mailed to Mary Dickey, MMHF, P.O. Box 226, Batesville, IN 47006.

Three of four sponsorship levels receive perks: Shark, $1,000, includes individual or company name/logo displayed on the back of Caroline’s wet suit (deadline Aug. 30), recognition on the Margaret Mary Health Facebook page, in its HealthLines quarterly publication and a newspaper ad thanking major donors; Lifeguard, $500, includes recognition in the quarterly publication and newspaper ad; Coach, $250, includes recognition in the quarterly publication; Swim Buddy, $100.

Those with questions may call the executive director at 933-5141.

The Greensburg native moved to Batesville when she was 4. Storms began her pool career at 5 with the Batesville Stingrays summer team. She recalls, “I hated swimming at first. I cried every time I got in the pool.” The girl learned strokes from Celeste Manriquez and T.J. Greene. “They were both really, really great coaches.”

At 10, when her swimming improved and she started placing first, “I realized I liked it.” Storms switched to the Cincinnati Marlins, which has summer and winter seasons over 10 months. She reports, “I do double swim teams in the winter,” competing for Oldenburg Academy and the Marlins. She also gets exercise playing golf for OA.

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