This isn't the post that I had been planning on, but hey, sometimes things change so please bare with me. I just found Sandi's blog a few days ago and I haven't even dropped her a comment to let her know that I am following, but when her post popped up in my email this afternoon I knew I had to do my part to spread the word about her sweet granddaughter Celeste Alena. Please read her post below from this afternoon and take a moment (literally, that is all it will take) to vote and hopefully help this family give their precious daughter a better quality of life.
My Granddaughter Celeste Alena
Something a bit different than my Dukan diet… A story about my oldest grandchild, Celeste and a special request for my blogging community.
Celeste was born with a brain abnormality called microcephaly, which means small head, which results in a small brain. She also has agenesis of the corpus collosum. The corpus collosum is a thin, tendon like membrane that separates the two sides of the brain. In Celeste’s case this has caused severe developmental delays. She does not sit or stand on her own. She is unable to feed herself or even roll over… But she has the most amazing smile and personality of anyone you could ever meet.
Celeste will be 13 on April 25th. When she was little it was easy to move her from one place to another, put her in a carseat and buckle her in safely. This isn’t possible anymore. For starters she’s growing and is dead weight and difficult to transfer into the car. Because of her brain abnormality, her limbs are rigid and my daughter and her hubby have to use extreme caution getting her into the car without hurting her.
My daughter Jenni has signed up for a contest to win a wheelchair accessible van. This would be a God-send for them. Purchasing a van is cost prohibitive (contrary to what a lot of people think, insurance does not pay for this).
If you could take a moment of your time and click the link below, I would be so very grateful. If you’d really like to increase Celeste’s chance of winning, you can click everyday
The PROMO CODE for the first time is 873… If you use that code, she gets 5 votes from you!
Here’s a pic of my sweet girl… If she could, she’d tell you THANK YOU
Here’s a message from Celeste’s mom:
As many of you know, Chris & I really need a wheelchair van to safely transport Celeste. As she gets older & bigger, it gets more & more difficult to lift her in & out of our vehicles. The company below is being very generous by giving away 3 wheelchair accessible vehicles. It would be a huge blessing and relief for us if we were to win one of them. The winner will be selected from the top 10% that rec’d the most votes. Voting is going on now & ends on Sun., May 13th. We really need your help! Please vote for Celeste every day by searching “MacMunn” on www.nmeda.com under “Local Heros”. Right now, some people have over 3,000 votes & so we have a long way to go. Please share on your FB pages, blogs, etc. We really appreciate it. Enter promo code “873” the 1st time you vote to get 5 entries instead of 1. Thank you all so very much!
And thank you, from my WHOLE HEART!
Stories like this put into perspective for me how very fortunate I really am. I realize that the things I think are a huge deal really don't amount to a hill of beans. Please vote....it would mean the world to this sweet family. Have a great weekend!