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Help A Mama Out-The First Ever Where The Watermelons Grow Giveaway!

March 26, 2011

The last two weeks have been good for us. So, so good. We’ve been enjoying a lovely family vacation in Southeastern Australia full of laughter, catch up, cups of tea, kookaburras, baby slobbers and wild, windy weather. We are blessed and I’ll pop some pics of the fun so far in this space soon.

But the past few weeks have been quite wrenching for a friend from Missoula, Montana. This strong new mama has had a very sick baby who’s now been diagnosed with a Congenital Subglottic Stenosis with Laryngeal Web.

Say what?

This means that she was born with a narrow airway, just below her vocal chords. The little trooper is only 9 months old. You can hear more about her story and how to help here.

If you’ve ever felt inclined to help out a stranger, making a donation (however large or small) to support the daunting medical bills of this young family would be a lovely, much appreciated way to celebrate the start of Spring, faith in humanity (you choose the reason).

And… I’ve come up with a way to sweeten the deal for you. Make a donation and I’ll enter you into the FIRST EVER . I am not exactly dripping with talents but I can write a bit. Or at least can show you my B.A in Creative Writing to shock and awe you. Here’s the scoop:

Make a donation to the Kira Hodek Medical Fund and I’ll enter you in a drawing to win a story. Yes, that’s right a 1,500 word story to be exact. Written by little ol’ moi!! You pick the characters, the plot (or I’ll choose them for you). Think of the faces on Christmas morning or an upcoming birthday when you surprise a loved one with a personalized story where THEY are the main character. Woo hoo, fiction writing with a purpose at it’s finest.

Just leave a comment below saying you helped the sweet family out (no need to state how generous you were, I do think this is a case of anything helps). You’ll be entered in a random numbered drawing to win. And guess what? This is not exactly the most read blog on the planet so your chances are really very, very good!!!! Don’t be shy…you know you are practically weeing yourself at the opportunity to immortalize yourself or a loved one in the written word.

Entries close April 2nd. Come on and help a mama out (plus give a slack writer mama a great project!)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 27, 2011 5:48 pm

    Such a great idea. I donated to our little Squeakers Medical Fund and want to be in the running!!!!!’
    Thanks again.

  2. Claire, Luke & Elsa permalink
    March 29, 2011 12:45 pm

    Us too!!! Fingers crossed for tomorrow’s surgery and a super successful outcome.

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