A Celebration of Thanks : Day 20: A PROJECT YOU DID
I am again posting the topic a little late. But this one is important to me. So here we go!
When Avery was about 6 months old, she had her first bladder/urinary tract infection. Which is not common in such young babies. Her doctor wanted to make sure everything was working properly internally, so she ordered us an ultrasound to check out Avery’s little kidneys.
Now I don’t know how you would react to that, but I freaked out. I always jump to the worst case scenario. And when my baby’s health was involved, it just amplified it. Was it a tumor causing the problems? Cancer? What if her kidneys just weren’t working at all?? And so on and so on.
We went to the hospital for the testing. And everything went really well. The tech said that everything looked normal and she didn’t think the radiologist would find anything of concern either. Thank God. I was walking on air.
We have been so blessed that our daughter is happy, healthy, and medically speaking totally normal.
I am so thankful we haven’t had to experience any major health issues. Not every parent can say that.
Which brings me to the topic at hand: A Project I am Thankful For.
Saturday morning my family will be joining some other Minnesota Bloggers and their families to take part in the St. Jude’s Give Thanks Walk. I have been fundraising for a week now and I have been blessed to reach my first goal! I have since raised my goal amount and would be so honored if you could spare a few dollars to donate to my team.
I have complied a list of excellent reasons to give to such a wonderful cause:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food. This is all thanks to our donations!
- St. Jude speeds its research discoveries directly from its labs to the bedside of patients and to doctors and scientists everywhere.
- A donation would be a great way to kick off the Season of Giving!
- One child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide.
- Its going to be about 10degrees when we are walking outside. Knowing I met my goal would make me warm and fuzzy inside.
I am so thankful for the donations I have received and hopefully when I write my weekend recap I can tell you all that we reached the goal!!
And now I will stop begging. 🙂