Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Support... Walk for Healing Hearts

Support can mean a so many different things when you are going through something difficult. It means having someone to listen when all you can do is vent, having a shoulder to cry on when you can no longer hold back your tears, someone offering something so simple when you just can't do it yourself, someone bringing you food when your sick of eating the same thing, someone giving you advice when they've been there, etc. There is a support group that we belong to that do all of those things and much more for us and for others. They were there for us when what we were going through wasn't even related to what they're about. Their group name is Intermountain Healing Hearts. They are a support group for families of children or adults with congenital heart defects (CHDs) and heart disease. We joined the group 2 days after Kelsi's last open heart surgery. Many of the members supported us through Cohen's cancer treatment as well. I've become very close friends with many of the members. Kelsi has become friends with kids that have 'heart' in common.

Their annual 'Healing Hearts' walk will take place on September 12th at the Riverview Park. The event starts promptly at 9:30am. Same day registration begins at 8:00am. Early registration is now until August 26th. To participate the registration fee is $10.00 per person or $50 per immediate family. The registration fee includes receiving a t-shirt for the event. There is no registration fee required for those to participate with a CHD.
Gather your family and friends to support Intermountain Healing Hearts by registering at Donations are tax deductible.

I know I recently asked help supporting Make-A-Wish but this is also something that means so much to our little family. This group was the very first support, outside of family and friends, we received. It even means that much more to us because they supported us through Cohen's trials.

Thank you all so much!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Make-A-Wish's Rubber Ducky Derby- August 29th

You all know how much Make-A-Wish means to us and how much they've done for our little family, mainly Kelsi and Cohen. Please join us in our efforts to support Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah for their 21st annual Rubber Ducky Derby.
Please click on the link below and donate as little as $5.00 per ducky. (You don't need to be present at the event.)
Your donation makes wishes, like Kelsi's and Cohen's, come true.
Please tell anyone else who may also want to donate.

Thank you so much!
Ashley and Chris

Follow This Link to visit our personal web page and help us support Make-A-Wish Foundation - Utah

Kelsi did a radio commercial promoting the event. She did such a great job. As soon as I have a chance to figure out how to attach it I will.

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