Saturday, August 29, 2009

At this rate, I'll still be talking about our Indiana vacation at Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, we'll be spending it in Indiana, we made our reservations already. So back to the vacation, we did lots of fun things including a trip to a water park, a cigar boat parade, swimming, campfires, several trips to Carlsons hot dog stand, blueberry picking, a lemonade stand at the neighborhood garage sale, and lots of hummingbird watching on the deck. It was fun and relaxing.

Sydney came back to New York with us. We took a trip over to the ocean to check out the waves from hurricane Bill. The beach was GONE! I have never seen it like that, pretty big waves all the way up to the boardwalk. Now we're in the middle of storm Danny, but it's been nothing more than rain.

This week we also participated in a bone marrow drive with our friend Jackie. I met Jackie's mom online, she is a little girl with leukemia that lives on Long Island. Jackie now goes to Schneider's-the same hospital Hannah goes to. Jackie was has been working so hard holding bone marrow donor drives to find more donors. You can read Jackie's story HERE. Jackie's mom set up the drive and asked everyone to bring a can for Hannah's Cans for Cancer. The girls and I went and WOW, were we impressed! Everything was so organized and people were streaming in. Jackie's mom had done a lot of work ahead of time, she had ads in the newspapers, and even a radio station there to broadcast from the drive. They signed up 62 people (including me) to be bone marrow donors. Jackie ran this drive in honor of Kai, who is still looking for his match for a donor to save his life. We had a wonderful time meeting Cyndi and Jackie, she is such a cutie pie. Jackie was very involved in her drive, handling some of the paperwork herself. She is only six years old but is way beyond her years!

You too can be a bone marrow donor, it's EASY! Most of the time, it's just like giving blood-they take the stem cells out of one arm and put them back in the other. You can save the life of someone else desperately in need of your help! Please consider registering to be a donor HERE.Kim

1 comment:

Heide said...

AWESOME pictures and details!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Sounds like you've all had a wonderful summer and that's fantastic!! I especially like the hummingbird shots, of course!

Hugs to you all! Sorry I haven't been too in touch lately. You're always in my prayers.

m/o ^Jessica^ (Forever 17) & Jake (18)
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