Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Stroll N Roll!

By now, you have probably heard of our upcoming event, the Stroll N Roll! Because of this event, my house has been in a complete state of chaos, the clutter and laundry are pilling up, and the little free time I have has been completely devoted to this event. My friend, Leigh, and I are planning the event and it has been tons of work but also tons of fun! And although my life has been extra busy because of this, more importantly, our local spina bifida association will be able to continue to serve west Michigan families.
Several years ago, I have had the privilege of meeting and connecting with other families affected by Spina Bifida. These families are strong, inspiring, and amazing. I am a better person for knowing these families and their incredible children.
The first family I connected with was during my pregnancy. Many of you know the story of how I came to know, Leigh (who was actually my neighbor!). Together, and scared to death, we somehow navigated through our complicated pregnancies and experienced the joy our miraculous little boys! Sometimes I just can't even believe how fortunate I am to be blessed with such a friend.
These past few years I have really begun to understand why "it takes a village to raise a child." The families I have befriended have become the most valuable resource when it comes to needing advice on Carson's care. It is because of these friendships that I am so proud to support the valuable work of the West Michigan Spina Bifida Association.
The event, the Stroll N Roll, is kind of like a walkathon where participants form teams to compete in raising the most money. My team is called, "Carson's Crew." And there's still time to donate!
Throughout the past few weeks I have been blown away by the generosity of my friends and family. For many of you, several years ago, you probably would have never imagined someday donating to a Spina Bifida organization, actually many of you probably would be saying "spina what?" Myself included. Then Carson was born and here we are. It has been amazing to see how God has opened my eyes to a new community that has blessed me so much and that I can hopefully contribute to. Thank you for joining me in supporting this work!

1 comment:

Colleen said...

We just finished our walk in KY last weekend, and I know what you mean about it being all-consuming! But we grossed about $40k, so it was worth all the work!