Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Help Baby Gracelyn!!!

Hey guys!! I'm reposting this, I found it on not your average single momma. Please take a moment and go check it out & donate to this sweet little girl :) Even if you can only give $1!!! I know from experience that every dollar helps, it may not seem like much but all those dollars add up. My family & friends put together a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for my family and I was blown away by how many people showed up. Complete strangers! People were so amazing & s generous to my little family. I thought we'd get $1000, maybe a little more. We made over $6000!! I was blown away!! So you may think your $1 isn't going to do any good but added together w/ other's $1 donations it could add up and FAST!!!

Hopefully you can help this family out! They will appreciate it more than you will ever know :)

Trust me :)


Blogger and #MomStar, Mandi Welbaum, from Mandi Minding Money has been hard at work campaigning for a very small, very beautiful little baby.


Gracelyn Michelle, who was born on May 31st, 2010, was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome on June 14th, 2010. HLHS is condition in which the whole left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. Gracelyn’s family has already gone through two surgeries, and as of July 20th, 2010 is being scheduled for the very serious open-heart surgery. This surgery will require the surgeons to cut through her chest bone to gain access, where they will then place bands around the right and left pulmonary arteries to control blood flow, thereby balancing circulation.

After the first two surgeries were completed in June, Gracelyn was sent home to start gaining weight. On July 6th, at a routine weekly check-up, Gracelyn’s parents learned that little Gracie bug had lost instead of gained weight. Weight gain is necessary for her recovery, and to schedule the upcoming surgeries that are required. On July 14th, Gracelyn had finally gained, but not enough. Doctors have talked with her parents and they will be returning to the hospital on July 21st to be admitted, and to prepare for the open-heart surgery to happen within just days.

Mandi Welbaum has organized a fun and interactive fundraiser on her blog, Mandi Minding Money. She is collecting donations, and if she can reach $500 by October 1st, 2010, she will be DYEING HER HAIR!

That’s right! She even has a vote going on to let visitors decide the color of choice. You can choose from purple, pink, green, or blue. When the money is raised, Mandi will be providing video and pictures of her new color, and presenting the money to Gracelyn’s family to use towards her care and mounting medical bills.

I hope that you will visit Mandi’s blog to read the updates about Gracelyn, and I hope that you will donate. Even if you can only chip in a dollar, every dollar will help! Make sure to stop by Mandi’s blog to vote, donate and keep up on Gracelyn’s progress

So let’s get to $500 and get Mandi to dye her hair! Don’t forget to vote!

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