Sunday, June 28, 2015

For those of you who know me you know that my educational journey was quite challenging.  I was blessed to be a scholarship recipient for Helping Hands for Single Moms.  This organization was very instrumental in supporting me through college.  The impact they had on David and my life reached far greater than financial assistance.  I have since completed 4 degree programs and am honored to be part of helping other moms successfully obtain those same accomplishments.

I am on a promotional team working on a very dynamic and unique even called Hoops for Helping Hands for Single Moms.  All proceeds for the event support Helping Hands for Single Moms and their efforts to support single moms and their families while they are pursing higher education.

Last September Eddie Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Gerald Green, Dan Majerle, Meadowlark Lemon and 15 other pro-athletes gathered at the US Airways center for an innovative, fun-filled evening.  Dinner guests enjoyed a "Meet-the-Pro" segment, with a pro-athlete at their table, music and hoop-style entertainment -including a pay-to-play opportunity to shoot hoops with the pros!  The even was memorable and successful we are doing it again.

There are different levels of support necessary to make this happen.   We are looking for promotional partners, sponsorships, and attendees who would like to purchase seats and/or a table.  If you or anyone you know is interested on any level please let me know and I can send you more information.  We are also looking for local business who might be interested in letting us put promotional materials in their place of business.

Here is a brief video from last year ~ please take a few minutes to view:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It is an honor to call him son.

We are just cuddling in bed as I am thinking about how lucky I am to have a son so perfect!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

It's hard to believe that someone this small can change a world this big, but he does!  😍 Being David's mom is the best job in the world!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Well I am glad to be home and recuperating from a very exciting, but physically demanding adventure with my little hero.  Being away from our world is very eye opening and puts things in perspective.  In our own environment it is much easier to compensate and forget how challenging it can be to interact in a world not made for disabilities.

David and I live a typical life and often times I forget that we are "different".  Being outside of our own environment made the struggle real and obvious.  It also made me appreciate all the people in our lives who accept us and embrace our lives just the way they are.

I want to thank my amazing niece Sierra and BFF Carmen who not only embrace our no limit attitudes but assist in helping David experience opportunities must children in his condition could not.  No questions asked they helped me carry David and tug the wheelchair up mountains, on boats, and through sand to ensure that he did not miss out.

Most children can return from summer break with stories about the sports programs they participated in or other opportunities that David's disabilities limit him from, so I have always prided myself on making sure that David has opportunities that are unique and just as spectacular.  As he has gotten older and heavier these adventures have become more challenging for me.   I am truly thankful that we have friends and family that not only love us, but support me in making the most of our lives just as they are!  Watching David light up and laugh for 10 days straight made every ounce of effort worth wild.