Let me first say... Happy New Year..
Secondly I wanted to bring attention to an important cause in my life. Last year I started an organization to help children with neurological disorders.. these disorders can range anywhere from downs syndrome, autism, tourettes, epilepsy, huntingtons disease, brain tumors and many others.
As we all know medical care is hard to get let alone it is very expensive.. tons of care equipment and medical bills are not covered by insurance. Which is where the organization comes into play.
Last year we honored 7 amazing young men all with autism. This year we are cutting the numbers down to help them greater... we are choosing 5 children. We are currently accepting nomination letters. Letters are to be a max of 500 words and must include the childs name, disorder, why they deserve to be chosen along with a contact number and email address of the parents of the nominee. Letters must be turned in by Feb. 1st 2011.
If you are also interested in becoming part of the team that will help organize this years event please feel free to email me also.
We are always in desperate need of donations for the raffles and silent auctions.
If you would like to see more of what we did last year please visit the website: http://benefit4neurodiversity.blogspot.com/
and also please "like" us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Celebrating-Neuro-Diversity/129670580429404
Thank you so much for your time... and I hope that you can pass this letter around so we can open up the eyes and hearts of others!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Let me first say... Happy New Year..
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
i think we found a christmas tradtion the perfect way to start the season!
Friday, December 17, 2010
got nothing good to put.. lol..
it was just one of those days..
was at the RMH all day before volunteering... so it was a nice quiet relaxing day at my sisters..
kids love dressing up..
d got a tie
si got a new dress
everyone knows my passion lies in giving back.. i know i don't have the funds to give everything in the world.. but i do have my time and my drive...
every year i have chosen a charity and have either collected money, did a silent auction or raised awareness to different non-profits. last year i found the ronald mcdonald house of lincoln park. i adore children's memorial and all that they do and i wanted to do something that was connected to them but was in the back burner..
last year was so amazing that we did it again this year.. my goal was to make it bigger and better.. and well with the help of my friends (who are pretty damn amazing) we were able to make it HUGE.. we had 3 schools involved, a daisy troop, local neighbors, coworkers and buisnesses were all involved..
and we added a CHILDRENS MEMORIAL HEROS DRIVE - we collected toys, books and music.. along with hats, bows and headbands for the kids on the hemo (cancer floor) we also had a ton of amazing people come through and SEW, KNIT, MAKE & BUY blankets for the kids who are going through chemo and become a bit cold during the process..
it was such an overhwleming experience we were able to give so much... people's jaws were dropping to the floor.. such a great moment..just made me start thinking about next year and what we can do to make it BIGGER and BETTER again...
sorry.. im such a bad blogger.. i always tell myself get back to it.. it helps you remember who you are..
well the rush of life has slowed down just in time for me to kick back and relax and ENJOY the holiday season!
lots of change has been happening here..
but i am hoping in the long run it may turn out for the better..
but as of right now it causes nothing but stress.. and stress = sam who doesnt want to talk
but adam is starting a new job... a new job that should have a better chance of him getting closer to home.. but not for a year or so.. and better chance at advancement.. but for now he is working a little more than an hour or so and working second shift 3-11pm... which means he will not see the kids most weekdays... but in the summer atleast he will have some good time with him.
so thats whats new with me.. whats new with you.. ill update in pictures soon... for right now its friday night.. and during the holidays that means baking and crafting night..