I am participating in a charity kit for a little girl, Chelsea, who has Down Syndrome and has been diagnosed with leukemia. This is her picture...isn't she just too cute!?! Jeanette at Moo Two Designs is organizing it. Here is what she says:
"Hello everyone!!! So here is the situation:
You may or may not know that I am a contributing author to a book about life as a mother of a child with Down Syndrome. It is a collection of stories from over 50 Moms, and it is a really amazing book!
Anyways, one of the little girls that is featured in the book is one and a half year old Chelsea! This sweet little girl has just been diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia! For those who don't know, this requires many, many chemotherapy treatments and an extremely long stay in the hospital. Chelsea has been in treatment for about a month now, and is such a trooper!!
As you can well imagine, this experience is a very expensive one, both emotionally and financially for the family. Chelsea has an older brother that she can rarely see for fear of Chelsea catching a virus, because she has no immune system due to the chemo. Her mother Cary has been staying with Chelsea most of the time, occasionally getting some sleep at the local Ronald McDonald House.
What I would like to do is create a beautiful collaboration kit and send the proceeds directly to the family. My thought is that it could at least help with meals, transportation, what have you.
I am so excited to have to opportuntiy to help this family. Us Moms that contributed to the book (which is called Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives) are quite close, so this is hitting quite close to home, especially since children with Down Syndrome are prone to developing Leukemia. I know that if Carter were ever sick like this that I would appreciate any and all help, so lets help this family!!!
Who's with me??"
I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to help this family, even if in a small way. If you design and would like to participate, check out the forum at Moo Two. I'll let the rest of you know when the kit is available...probably toward the end of November. I'm sure it is going to be a great kit and it will be a very worthwhile purchase!