Sunday, June 14, 2009

Let the Fundraising Begin ....



To your right is a link to my fundraising page.I really hate doing things like this but it's got to be done.Not for me,but instead for all those who have have fought and continue to fight these dreaded diseases.Like little Ashlyn.I have added her button below as well.Please visit her and please pray for her. She is a darling child,who just happens to have Down syndrome and has already fought AML,just like Zoey, and now,like many of us who are traveling this road fear,she has relapsed.She needs your help.As well as the countless others I have talked about and fallen in love with over the last 8 months.Zoey is asking for your help.Without the incredible research and advancements through allocations of funds raised through organizations such as Team in Training,she most likely wouldn't be here today.I have a great deal of money to raise over the next several months.$3,300 to be exact and Jess has the same.She has already sent out 100 letters asking for donations and this venue is how I hope to raise my portion.I have also had some of those neat little rubber bracelets made,1000 of them,they say "The Gift of Zoey's Grace",get it,Zoey Grace.Anyway,I will also be selling those for $5.00 a piece and will ship them to you.Order one or several and maybe consider doing a fundraiser of your own that can be donated directly to my fundraising page.This is just the beginning stage of the bracelet thing.I am not quite sure how that will work out.However,what I am sure of, is that this needs to be done.A little thing.With big implications.And As I have posted on the side,one of my favorite quotes,"We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa.The Needham's love you all out there in blogland.Zoey loves you.We can do this together.I know we can.

*Another picture with explanation:Zoey does NOT stand.NOT even close BUT this is what the little stinker does when you try to put her down and she doesn't want you to.She locks up her legs and holds her ground.This child has gotten quite the personality.She may not be able to verbalize or sign but boy does she get her message across loud and clear!!

10 comments:

Mia hat eins mehr! said...

Go for it, Team Needham! Be sure of my support. I`m so excited, this is such a cool thing. This will definately be YOUR run!
Lovely pics!

Love,
Claudia

blogzilly said...

Good luck in the run. If they have a 'Crawl Like the Sloth that You Are' event for any kind of fundraising, I am SO gonna participate... :)

ABandCsMom said...

Oh Zoey, I just love your knew found personality!!!

Michelle said...

I am on it! I will do whatever I can from this end to get you what you need! Love that strong will in Miss Zoey...it is certainly what has brought her this far! :) Love to you guys!

Anonymous said...

Happy running Heather!

kathleen

Googsmom said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} and continued Prayers for your family!!

Anonymous said...

Heather - you will be most successful I just know it. All of us out in blogland will be supporting you....

And look at Miss Zoey standing her ground....LOVE IT!! Stand tall little one Body language speaks , words not needed

hugs and love to everyone

Bluebelle

PS Mark & Heather - I'm shortly on my way to Otisco Lake and taking the last few posts with me for your parents Mark.

Lacey said...

I think Zoey is going to progress in leaps and bounds now. Oh how I want to hold her and love her. We definitly want a Zoey bracelet. How did you get those by the way?

Junior said...

Good luck Heather and lots of prayers. Love the pics of Zoey

scrappy quilter said...

Best wishes for your run. Love the photos.