Monday, May 24, 2010

Card Drive for Coley's son Noah

Hello!

I haven't blogged in awhile, but I wanted to make sure you all know about a special card drive for a very special boy!

In case you don't know, our founder Coley is not just a birthmom, but also SUPER-Mom to a sweet boy named Noah.  Noah is 13 and has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, scoliosis and borderline autism.  This Friday, May 28th, Noah is having major surgery to correct the curve in his spine.  It's going to be a rough surgery and recovery period, so Coley and her niece have come up with the idea of a card drive to help cheer him up- Noah LOVES to get mail.  If you have a few minutes, please consider sending a card Noah's way!  And if you know anyone else who might like to participate, please forward this information on.

Here are all the details from the lovely Coley's blog:


Noah's Card Drive

In 2002 Noah had surgery on his heel cords and hips. While it wasn't as long of a surgery, hospital stay, and recovery as this surgery will be, it was still difficult for all of us, mostly Noah though. My niece, Holly, came up with the idea of doing a "card drive" for Noah as a way to show him how much he is loved and cared for. Basically what the card drive consisted of was setting up a PO Box and spreading the word by asking people to send cards to that address for Noah.

When I was telling Holly about this surgery she suggested a card drive again and I agreed. Noah's older now and LOVES to receive mail so I think he will actually enjoy getting cards even more this time.

So once again we've set up a PO Box and are spreading the word about the card drive.

I know some of you will want to help spread the word so I've made an e-flyer and blog buttons (posted below) that you can post on your blog if you are a fellow blogger and want to do so and you can email the flyer to friends and family if you are not a fellow blogger. Feel free to link people to this post as well. 

(I also have a printable version of the flyer - if you'd like that email me or leave a comment with your email address in it.) 

Send cards for Noah to:
The Noah C. Card Drive
PO Box 1085
Inman, SC 29349.


E-Flyers 
You should be able to click on them and save them directly to your computer. If you have problems with that, let me know! There are two different versions - both totally the same but with different pictures at the top. 




Blog Buttons
(One with and one without my blog address. You can link them back to this post.)



PS.... If you post this on your blog, leave me a link so I can come say thanks. :)

ETA: Yes, you can begin sending cards NOW. You don't have to wait till the 28th. We won't show them to Noah until after his surgery when he is feeling up to it. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The slideshow is now up.  There is a slight delay with the music that happened in the transfer. It's only a few seconds so be patient and you'll hear it. :) 
Enjoy!



Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birthmother's Day 2010 Retreat

Oh goodness, what an amazing time we all had last weekend. All the prep, planning, stress, and craziness paid off and we had an absolutely amazing weekend filled with lots of laughter, tears, hugs, and a sense of understanding that you can only obtain from being in a room full of other birthmothers who understand your heart.

More details will be in the newsletter but for now I leave you a group shot of all our beautiful birthmothers who I am so blessed to call friends.