First things first...Brady threw up again this morning and seemed kind of sluggish all day. This is the weirdest stomach bug ever! If he throws up again tomorrow morning, I'll put a call into the pediatrician. We have missed PT all week, but it has been impossible given how yucky he feels in the morning. Allie seems to be doing much better on the stronger antibiotic!
Since Brady's diagnosis Matt and I knew that for the rest of our lives we would support the cause of curing pediatric cancer. It's hard to do that when you are in the midst of the battle...but we were always talking about ways to "pay it forward" and make a difference in the world of family's affected by pediatric cancer. Now that we have had a few weeks to take a deep breath, we are ready to start helping!
We are pleased to announce that our family will be organizing an Alex's Lemonade Stand this year at the Oakfield Labor Daze Festival (our local summertime festival).
Who is Alex? Why are we selling lemonade? Before I explain any further, please take a minute to watch this video that will introduce you to Miss Alexandra Scott and her dream of helping to cure pediatric cancer, one cup at a time. Turn on your volume and CLICK HERE In her short 8 years, Alex lived a BIG life. She courageously fought Neuroblastoma while raising 1 million dollars for pediatric cancer research!
Our goal is to provide lemonade to our customers for whatever donation they choose to make to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is a not-for profit foundation that provides funding for pediatric cancer research grants. Since Alex began with her lemonade stand, the foundation has raised 25 million dollars in research money!
Matt and I feel led to do this for so many reasons. We are doing this to honor Brady who courageously has battled this disease for 5 months. But we are also doing this to honor so many children and their families who have fought this disease for years, sometimes more than once, and often times loosing their precious child to cancer.
I will have a lot to share about this project in the coming months. We will set a fundraising goal soon, set up an Alex's Lemonade Stand page on their site, and start organizing volunteers and sponsors for the products that we need. Of course that means I will be asking for your help!! I will have more specific information about how you can help soon! In the meantime, if you would like to be involved or have any suggestions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join me in praying that God will lead us in this project and we will be able to share our family's testimony and help an important cause at the same time!