Monday, April 11, 2011

Blogging for Lila - BLOG HOP

Blogging for Smiles!

Stacie brought this to my attention last week when she signed up to blog on April 15. First, I am so encouraged and inspired by my dear friend who gives to others like there's no tomorrow. Her heart is full of love and charity - Thank you Stacie for passing to me, yet, another avenue to help out!
So this is why I picked today to blog - in honor of Stacie's birthday!

As a mother, artist and citizen of humanity, I am constantly compelled to find ways to make a difference. Some concepts are out of my reach, currently. But then other opportunities, like this one, come my way and it makes me feel excited and fortunate to participate. This is one way we can contribute to Lila's future happiness - Lila's continued smiles!

Lila has Cerebral Palsy and her family is trying to raise funds for a much needed Stem Cell Treatments. One this June and one a year later.

Here's some information about Lila (from Sarah Stevenson's blog):

You can read more about Lila and her family's journey at Mommy, You Know What?  - a blog by Lila's mom, Maria. They have set of several fundraising events in addition to lots more information about Cerebral Palsy.
There are lots of ways you can help... participating in this blog hop is just one way to raising awareness and directing others to join forces.
Thank you for taking your time to check this out today.

Please "hop" on over to Denise's Blog  - INKSTITCH - next (On April 14) for her posting for awareness!
And THANK YOU to Sarah Stevenson of What is Design for starting this wonderful way to share Lila's story!

A side note: I watched the movie - SOUL SURFER - yesterday. It was such an inspiring story of a young girl and her family's journey through an extremely difficult circumstance. This girl is amazing... through her situation she is able to give in ways she would've otherwise not have had the opportunity to - sharing her unique talent to bring happiness to others... check it out with your family if you get a chance.


sarah s. said...

Allison thanks so much for blogging for Lila today.....I am in Kauai at the moment but please know I checked in and appreciate your participation so much......

stacie said...

Allison, Thank you so much for your kind words. I too am always inspired by your generous and giving nature. Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop.

Thank you for the wonderful day yesterday & the perfect gifts! I can't wait to get started on my new art journal, and having the m & m's as motivation will definitely help!

I truly appreciate and cherish your friendship. xo Stacie