Tuesday, April 15, 2008
We first met the other "Mended Little Hearts" at the Survivor tent, where Claira was given a red heart to identify her as a survivor (Mom got one too, because ... well, I was Mom!).
Alot of the kiddos there had repaired hearts, just like Claira. A few still were waiting for more procedures and even additional surgeries, like Ethan who is expected to have his third (and hopefully final) surgery next month.
It was so amazing to feel the support and understanding from so many different people. Many of the people there were simply trying to make a new, healthy start.
We wore our shirts with pride and made signs to let everyone know who we were walking for. I have a challenge for all you friends and family out there ... we want to have a huge group of "little survivor" supporters next year for the 2009 Heart Walk! Oh, don't you worry ... I won't let you forget. It's great exercise too!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Many of you have already ordered and I'm thrilled! For those of you who are interested in a shirt, I will need your information by Thursday ... that's tomorrow folks. I'm sorry about the rush, unfortunately the Heart Walk is just around the corner and we need to give our printer time to make them. If any of you ever need shirts for a project or a team, I would highly recommend this company. Jamie, my contact, is donating the cost of printing ... which is what allows us to give so much to the American Heart Association. Thank you Jamie!