Our journey through a prenatal Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) diagnosis and beyond

I wish it were possible to recognize at the beginning of our life’s story what an incredible journey we are truly on. If so, I would have sat down years ago and begun documenting all the ordinary and extraordinary events in this amazing life I have been blessed with. Sometimes, though, it may take just one more thing to open your eyes into the beauty of the life you have led and causes you to pause and truly count the blessings that are now so many they will never be enumerated.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Want to help?

So we haven't done any fundraising yet,..... DSDN's mission is really where my heart has been leading, so instead of doing a local fundraiser for Owen, I am going to do a quick 2 week fundraiser for our nonprofit!  My goal is to raise $500 through donations and/or shirt sales.  Think I can do it?  I have no idea, but I really feel called to try.

Why fundraise?
We had an excellent trip to Indianapolis.  We met many new families to connect with and were able to meet up with many moms in our Rockin' mom groups.  It was so wonderful to hug people and children that we have grown with over the past year and a half.  We even got to meet our newest Rockin' baby who was 3 weeks old!  During the conference we were able to connect with parents all over the country who are working to do amazing things locally.  The local groups were very receptive to our mission and the additional layers of support we could offer them and the families they work with. There are two conferences that we would love to also do a booth at in 2015, so no time like the present to start saving!

Why donate?
  • You believe in our mission and the work that we are doing.  
  • You understand our team's efforts to raise a family and also launch and manage a national nonprofit organization.
  • You think Owen is adorable ;)
  • You think I am awesome ;)

How to donate?
  • Booster Campaign--buy a shirt (like the one on the right)  It sticks with our rockin' theme and has the DSDN logo on the back. Shirts are $25 with shipping and orders must be placed by August 8th.
  • DSDN page- donate through paypal  You can donate any amount! $5, $10, $21? Remember even $1 donations add up.  We appreciate anything you can do to support our work.  There is also an option to set up a monthly donation, if that is of interest to you.

What more can I say?
THANK YOU!!  I really am not one to fund raise, but knowing how important our mission is--to get families the information and support they need and deserve at the most critical of times-- I am more than willing to do it. That you even might consider supporting our mission is humbling and appreciated.

I'll update progress in a few days. 

 $500 in 13 days. 

Let's do this!