I just realized that I haven't posted on a very good CDH project started by Carter's mom, Kellie. I guess I just figured that most people reading Kinley's blog also read Sofie's blog, and Jen is just so good at staying up to date on Sofie's blog. (I really don't know how she does it.)
The project is called Letters For CDH. The purpose of the project is to bring the CDH community together to raise public awareness and interest for CDH. As it stands now, even with the best that medicine has to offer, half of all babies with CDH will die. This has to change!! The basic idea of this project is to get as many people possible to send as many blue envelopes as they can to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on July 15, 2009. The only requirements are that the envelopes be blue, have a fact about CDH on the back and be mailed on July 15th. If you wish to include a letter you may, but don't feel obligated. On that same day send emails to Oprah since she does not accept postal mail. The hope is to get the attention of Ellen or Oprah (or both) since they have the resources to put CDH in the spotlight. The more people are aware that CDH exists, the more funds can be raised for research and that will lead to progress. Please join our fight against CDH!!
The website for the project is: http://lettersforcdh.blogspot.com. You can find all the info you will need to participate there including CDH information, a list of facts you can choose to put on the back of your envelopes, address for Ellen, email for Oprah, where to get blue envelopes, a form letter if you choose to include a letter and much more. Thanks in advance for your support and help!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
OK, so the weather was not great yesterday, but that just meant the pool was not very crowded. It was warm enough, but we were trying to beat the rain and we didn't. It was sprinkling while we swam, but we didn't plan on staying long, so it was not a big deal. We just wanted to introduce Kinley to the pool since she has such a fun time with her baths.
This is Kinley on her way to the pool for the very first time. Notice how super excited she is.