Thursday, 30 December 2010

Christmas in Connecticut

Meet Lisa and her brother Tommy-Lisa`s son Kyle and Tommy`s daughter Emma. They live in Branford, Connecticut , U.S.A. Lisa contacted me several weeks ago through facebook and bought several bands from me- My heart went out to her as she wrote that her brother Tommy who is 52 had been diagnosed with ALS/MND less than a year ago now-I think these photographs are heartwarming and sums up what Christmas is all about- don`t you ?
I love this photo-doesn`t it look lovely ? the fire is lit-the Christmas tree looks really pretty-presents are being opened- You can feel the love ! It`s obvious that this is a very kind , loving and supportive family .We need more families like Lisa`s to come forward and buy bands from us to help raise awareness of this very cruel disease- and by doing so help increase awareness and funding so hopefully one day a cure will be found. I started this blog because I wanted Andrew to feel loved and supported - but if other people out there like us- have a loved one suffering from this disease - maybe united we can make a difference-if you can, please help support this charity-it really does need your help,
This coming year will be a busy one !The Presbytarian Church are holding a hotpot supper in January to raise funds for M.N.D.A. We have a calendar to design and produce- not to mention a photo shoot to organize on top of a suitable mountain with the M.N.D made from human letters ! We still have to work hard selling bands and raising funds to meet our £10,000 target-I have written to Asda`s again requesting a fundraising day[January the 30th] and if possible another bag pack !
In march , Prestatyn Cons club have offered to hold a fund raising night- we will be holding another raffle-so if anyone out there has any unwanted Christmas presents please you know where to send them -we will be very grateful !
Finally a big thank you to cousin Karen-instead of writing Christmas cards-the money she saved she donated to Andrews charity, also to fellow blogger Diane who writes a lovely blog called heartshaped-your donation was really appreciated -thank you xx Thats it for now !
Wishing you all lots of love, laughter and good health and happiness for 2011- Jan and family xxxx

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Love everything that you wrote, have a blessed New Year, Lisa xoxo

Sharon said...

Great post, Janet!
What a lovely family in Connecticut!
Great, another fund raiser! I can't wait to see what gets donated!
You go Girl!

The best to you and yours in the New Year!

Jayne said...

Your blog says it all Jan. Without the love and support from our family, life for Andrew and me would be so much harder, it's bad enough as it is. So spread the word, lets hear from the families, we need each other more than ever right now. I'm sure that together we can make a difference. Jayne xxx

sophie...^5 said...

Conn is not far from here...well...kinda not far if you happen to be driving to New England...I love New England...ANYWAY...Happy New Year to all!

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Wonderful and heartwarming post Jan♥ I know this year is going to be a huge success for awareness and donations for MND. My best wishes to everyone♥ Linda xxx