Supporting Ayla 

“Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless. You are never alone!”
– Joshua 1.9

Fundraiser for Ayla Eilert

Our beloved gymnastics and dance coach Ayla Eilert was diagnosed with aggressive throat cancer last fall and has been fighting hard through the treatments but the cancer has returned.   She and her brother Colton have been with GRIT since we opened and we want to do everything we can to support her in this fight. 

The family has been very private about this but needs our support now more than ever.

While we cannot directly help Ayla, we can provide her and her family the love and support through donations and cards of support as she receives treatment at Mt Sinai in NYC. 

We will be collecting cards to bring to her at the hospital.  If your child was one of the lucky campers or athletes to be taught and loved by her during the last two years, please feel free to drop off a note of support at GRIT or contribute to her GoFundMe page below. 

One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.

When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.”

John O’Donohue, Poet & Philosopher