Mother, caregiver and wish granter
CHARLESTON, SC (January 12, 2023) — REV team member, Heloise Schieber is a Make-A-Wish South Carolina W.I.S.H. Society Honoree.
Each year, Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s W.I.S.H. Society honors a prestigious group of local women for the inspiring professional and philanthropic roles they play in the community. Utilizing their talents, compassion, and leadership qualities, Honorees join forces with Make-A-Wish and raise funds to grant the wishes of local children impacted by critical illnesses.
Heloise has a unique perspective when it comes to wishes. Heloise is a mother, caregiver and recent Wish Mom recipient. She knows firsthand what an incredible impact a wish can have on a family. Heloise and her amazing son Tommy have undergone an inspiring journey to restore hope and bring joy to each other’s lives.
Diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy, Tommy has undergone years of grueling pain that restricts his body, but not his spirit within. He feels most free riding alongside his mom on his shiny gold golf cart granted to him during the Summer of 2021 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina.
“Tommy’s wish for a golf cart started after we moved into our neighborhood. When I would take him out on stroller rides, he would stare at neighbors riding by with their kids. I knew how badly he wanted to go for a ride. That always tugged at my heart. I even thought about purchasing a used golf cart, but I knew that was not in my budget,” said Schieber. “Then enters the wonderful Make-A-Wish organization, working towards Tommy’s wish. His Wish Day happened only six days after he came home from a long ICU stay. I cannot begin to explain what that does to a wish child and a family that has been living under a period of darkness,” added Schieber.
Through their experience, Heloise was overcome with the desire to grant a wish and bring light to another family faced with the greatest of odds. As a Make-A-Wish South Carolina W.I.S.H. Society Honoree, she embarked on her pursuit to raise $7,500 to cover the cost of a wish.
Heloise not only found support through her network of friends and family, but through her employer, REV Federal Credit Union. Serving as REV’s HR Generalist, Heloise actively participates in the credit union’s numerous REV Cares initiatives.
“The team at REV was thrilled to rally behind Heloise and her inspiring journey to #UPTHEGOOD,” said Kelly Nix, Public Relations Coordinator at REV. “Her willingness to share the journey that she and Tommy have been on fueled our team’s involvement. “
REV helped Heloise meet and exceed her fundraising goal of $7,500 to cover the cost of a wish. In total, the REV team and its members brought in over $4,400.
“It’s incredibly impactful to support a cause so personal to one of our own,” said Jason Lee, REV President & CEO.
REV team members bring their passion and energy for helping others to dozens of initiatives throughout the year. The mindset of seeking out a “volunteer crush” has taken connecting with community organizations and non-profits to a new level for the organization.
Representatives from Make-A-Wish South Carolina along with Heloise Schieber and leadership from REV Federal Credit Union.
Misty Farmer, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina recognizing Heloise Schieber at the W.I.S.H. Society Luncheon on Wednesday, January 11th.
Tommy’s Wish, a golf cart of his own.
Tommy’s Wish Day, Saturday, July 17th, 2021.
About REV Federal Credit Union
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