Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jewel's Hope Fundraiser

Meet Jewel. Isn't she adorable? She's four. Jewel has Cerebral Palsy. Please check out my soy candle fund raising listing and purchase a candle to help Jewel get her surgery!

Read more about Jewel!!
Here's a little excerpt from Jewel's blog:

"I was born on October 16, 2005, 12 weeks too early. I only weighed 2 lbs. 9 oz. Now, I'm four years old, and have grown SO much! I'm beautiful, crazy smart, and I have cerebral palsy. My legs don't work like the other kids' legs do. I want to run with my big brothers and dance ballet like my big sister, but my brain doesn't send the right messages to my legs. I've worked really hard in therapy for years, but it's still just not enough. I need a little bit more... 300 miles away, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital, there's a doctor who can help me. He can perform surgery on my nerves so that they stop sending the wrong signals and I can learn to walk. My family and I are beginning an adventure that will change all of our lives. We just need your prayers and support to get us there. Wait and see, I'll be running all over the place soon! Look out world, here I come!"

Jewel's Mom and Dad need some help with this and you can go to Jewel's Blog to find out more. If you are feeling extra generous (and please, feel extra generous), you can follow the link that's there, and it will take you to PayPal, where an account has been set- up to assist with covering the costs of this very important surgery.

This isn't a miracle cure for Cerebral Palsy. But it is a miracle. It is a MIRACLE that there is a doctor in St. Louis who can give a little girl the chance to walk. To run. To play like a child who hasn't had to always overcome real challenges.

Jewel has a cute pink wheel chair.
But wouldn't it be better if she didn't need to use it anymore??

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