With a little help from my friends…

Jun 2, 2011

After my ‘Caps for Chemo’ promotion, I’ve been receiving a lot of information requesting help in any way that I can for others in need.  I’m hoping that I have enough followers with Katy’s Creations now that I can stir up a few more people to help out!

Alexander’s Auction

One of the photographers in Wheeling is participating in “Alexander’s Auction”, which is an effort to raise money for a family with a very sick baby at home.  Alexander has Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome and, among other symptoms from this syndrome, has seizures all of the time.

His parents are constantly in fear that their sweet, little one-year-0ld might have a seizure at night while they are sleeping and not know that it’s happening.  One way they are hoping to bring some relief to their lives is to bring a seizure dog into their family, who will be able to alert Alexander’s parents in emergency cases.

dsc_0972dsc_0972b

Heather of Snapshot Photography is doing her part by auctioning off the Ultimate Summer Photo Package which includes all sorts of fantastic photo products along with a full session & prints….nearly $500 worth of goodies.

Please take a minute to check out the auction and consider bidding on the photo package or one of many other services & products being auctioned off.  Even more importantly, please consider sharing this link with your family & friends through email,  Facebook, twitter and/or whatever other communications you use!

Here is the link to Heather’s blog: http://www.snapshotphotography.com/auction/alexander.html

And the direct link to other items being auctioned off to help this family in need: http://alexandersauction.blogspot.com

——————————————————————————————-

Katie “The Warrior” Benefit Dinner

Katie Scharlow was a school-mate of my sister’s and after being diagnosed with cancer, going through the treatment, beating it and being cancer free for TEN years…she’s back in treatments again.

Katie and her family are very positive, strong, great people and it’s a shame that they are facing the “c” word again.  They live in Reed City, Michigan but all of Katie’s treatments will be as an in-patient in Grand Rapids and the commute won’t be easy on them.

255692_10150265718992028_505912027_8949788_1595611_n

A benefit is being held in her honor on Saturday, July 23 in the Reed City High School cafeteria.  I know that details are still being worked out, but there will be a spaghetti dinner, auction and bake sale to help rally some support from the community. 

For more information, please visit this ‘event’ page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191227677592362

To follow Katie and her family during their battle, they have a CarePage set up.  You have to register in order to log in, but the Scharlows have been doing a pretty great job of keeping everyone informed of her progress.  Here’s the site: www.carepages.com/carepages/KatietheWARRIOR

I borrowed this picture from the benefit’s page.  I happen to love this quote from Christopher Robin.  It’s awesome that she chose it for her picture as well!

 

——————————————————————————————-

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

And finally, I’m soliciting some donations and helping spread the word for my family.  My gorgeous nephew, Mighty Max, was born two months early and diagnosed with CHARGE Syndrome.  He has faced many life threatening conditions and surgeries but is an incredible fighter and has blessed many lives with his strong character, sweet giggles, and beautiful inner spirit.

Another thing about Maxwell?  He’s a Cookie Monster!  🙂

5.30.11 0445.30.11 056

Rather than try to explain it myself, I’ve copied this from the donation request form:

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Inc. will be hosting our  10th International Conference in Orlando, Florida on July 28-31, 2011. This is the largest gathering in the world of individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families. During the conference, we will be having our 7th Silent
Auction. We hope you will participate in this fun event by donating items for the auction.

The CHARGE Syndrome Foundation is a parent run, 501(c)3 charitable organization. The silent auction is a major fundraiser for the Foundation. Proceeds from the auction help offset the costs of the conference so that we can make this life changing event accessible for many families. No donation is too large or too small.

CHARGE syndrome is a recognizable (genetic) pattern of birth defects which occurs in about one in every 9-10,000 births worldwide. It is an extremely complex syndrome, involving extensive medical and physical difficulties that differ from child to child. The vast majority of the time, there is no history of CHARGE syndrome or any other similar conditions in the family. Babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects and breathing problems. They spend many months in the hospital and undergo many surgeries and other treatments. Swallowing and breathing problems make life difficult even when they come home. Most have hearing loss, vision loss and balance problems which delay their development and communication. All are likely to require medical and educational inter
vention for many years. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, children with CHARGE syndrome often far surpass their medical, physical, educational, and social expectations.

——————————————————————————————-

INTERESTED IN DONATING?  Need more information?  Please send me an email (katy@katyscreations.com) and I would love to answer any questions you might have!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this!  It means a lot to me that I can help spread the word and help those that can’t always help themselves.  You guys are the best!

13 Comments

  1. Heather

    You are amazing, thank you for posting this info, I would love to help out in some way!!

    Reply
  2. noreply@blogger.com

    🙂 Thanks Heather! I figured the more people that knew about it, the more chances these families have at raising a little money for their situations.

    Reply
  3. noreply@blogger.com

    🙂 Thanks Heather! I figured the more people that knew about it, the more chances these families have at raising a little money for their situations.

    Reply
  4. noreply@blogger.com

    🙂 Thanks Heather! I figured the more people that knew about it, the more chances these families have at raising a little money for their situations.

    Reply
  5. noreply@blogger.com

    🙂 Thanks Heather! I figured the more people that knew about it, the more chances these families have at raising a little money for their situations.

    Reply
  6. noreply@blogger.com

    🙂 Thanks Heather! I figured the more people that knew about it, the more chances these families have at raising a little money for their situations.

    Reply
  7. josh Duerr

    social media is your friend here. facebook,myspace twitter ect…word of mouth what have you.if you are not on one of them get on it and spread the word . you reach one person. that one tells 10, those 10 tell 20+ and it keeps goings if they like i they will share it.
    ~ josh

    Reply
  8. noreply@blogger.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook most of the time — but this is one of the reasons why I love it. Messages can be spread so easily!

    Reply
  9. noreply@blogger.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook most of the time — but this is one of the reasons why I love it. Messages can be spread so easily!

    Reply
  10. noreply@blogger.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook most of the time — but this is one of the reasons why I love it. Messages can be spread so easily!

    Reply
  11. noreply@blogger.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook most of the time — but this is one of the reasons why I love it. Messages can be spread so easily!

    Reply
  12. noreply@blogger.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook most of the time — but this is one of the reasons why I love it. Messages can be spread so easily!

    Reply
  13. Amy and Max

    Thanks Katy for posting about the CHARGE Syndrome conference. With such a rare and serious syndrome, the conferences are vitally important to families for medical information and connections. Our goal is to help more families to be able to afford to go.

    Thanks again!!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply to noreply@blogger.com Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

It’s My Turn to Take an Elfish :: FREE Schitt’s Creek / David Rose Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Happy mid-December, Wanderful friends!  I totally had intentions of sharing this weeks ago, but I've been hit with the holiday to-do list and it got delayed a bit.  Without further ado, let me hook you up with my newest free digital cut file.  I think...

Sublimation Printing 101 | Sublimating Coasters

I'm thrilled to be bringing you my first "shared" project for dye sublimation printing on the blog today!  I saw these coasters at JoAnn Fabrics the other day and immediately was overcome by my impulse purchasing ways. Cricut has been pushing their "Infusible...

Come, We Fly! :: FREE Hocus Pocus Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you had to ask me to name my favorite Halloween movie, I wouldn't even hesitate to tell you that it is HANDS DOWN, no questions asked, Hocus Pocus.  Honestly.  Isn't it everyone's favorite Halloween flick?  So. Freaking. Good. I've been on a super...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quote :: FREE Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

Like many others, I've been struggling with the news of the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I'm stuck in a moment of wanting to mourn the death of such a vital, powerful female figure in US history....and also living in fear of what's to come with the...

RECENT POSTS

P4P Sweater Weather | Purple Perfection

Coming from a girl who doesn't super love oversized clothing on her frame, I can tell you that all bets were off with the newest release at Patterns for Pirates.  Because it's love.  Give me some funky sleeves and pair it with a cozy fabric, and I'm apparently all...

Fabric for Pirates :: January 2021 Reveal

AHHHHHHH.  I am SO EXCITED to get to reveal's this month's Fabric for Pirates shipment!!! Judy and I were a little nervous about our pick, because it's a print with a little bit of a wild side to it.  But we were also STOKED to send it out....because it's freaking...