Someday we will be free but until then we smile and dance through the pain.
|Designed by Rooted and Restored|
Emma and I find a lot of happiness in helping others. It makes facing our lot in life easier to know that we can help someone else in a similar situation. Lately our friends have hit hard times. We have cancer friends who are constantly inpatient or facing cancer so rare that no one has treatments. We have friends who have been hospitalized for kidney failure and battle blood tests and hospitalization just like we do. Sadly, we also have friends who go home to God through illness or accident. The old saying, "When it rains it pours" has been true for us the last two months. so much illness, so much tragedy.
|The original picture of Emma in the Naomi dress in an almond blossom orchard.|
I cannot just sit and watch but how do you help someone who is drowning when you are right next to them drowning as well? So Emma and I came up with the Fighter campaign. We are selling prints and shirts that Emma's Aunt Amber designed from a picture of Emma wearing Well Dressed Wolf's Naomi dress. We are taking the profits from the sales and making custom care baskets for other kids we hear of facing challenges. So far we think the baskets will contain busy work like crafts and toys, jammies, favorite character pieces like princesses or super heroes, dress up stuff, and snacks. For Mom and Dad we will add gas cards, Starbucks cards and if possible arrange for meals to be delivered to their home or hospital.
|Find this print at Rooted and Restored on Etsy|
c/o Brad Heidenberg
PO Box 576283
Modesto, CA 95357
Please make sure that anything you send is new and sealed because most of these kids are immune compromised. Most of the kids like characters such as Doc Mc Stuffins, Princess Sophia, Disney princesses, Elmo, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, comic superheroes and Cars characters. The kids tend to wear sizes 2t-4t if you decide to donate jammies or shirts. Slightly bigger or smaller is fine but most of the kids we come across are ages 18m to 5 years.
Please help spread the word, the shirt campaign ends March 15th.
Emma update: She is better since the ER visit and yesterday at chemo had no signs of illness anymore so we are officially over our viral bug! On the way home yesterday a semi truck lost a bolt and it crashed into our windshield. We are all okay thanks to the protection of God but shaken up and need to deal with fixing the car now with money we do not have. We would appreciate prayer moving forward.