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Supporting Parker, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network

13th June 2012

This is my final post as a #MiracleMoms, in support of the IWK Foundation Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

During this campaign, I have been supporting Parker, a 10 year old from Halifax who was diagnosed with Leukemia. He is a cutie and a very determined young man, who can write a great speech, as you can see in this excerpt below:

Hi,

My name is Parker and I’m 9 yrs old.  In July of 2010 my life changed…I was diagnosed with Leukemia, a form of blood cancer.  The first 6 months of my treatment were intense, tough and sometimes painful but I needed to do all this stuff to clean up my blood.  I’m now on a maintenance program until Sept 2013.  Until then, I’ll take chemo pills daily and will go to the IWK monthly to get chemo in my port-o-cath.

The good thing about my cancer is that it has a cure.

Although my energy level is a little low, I did not miss too much school last year and I was able to continue playing hockey and lacrosse.  I decided not to play hockey this fall because skiing and curling are my real passions.   Maybe I should take up cycling!

Another good thing about my cancer is that NOW, I only do what I’m passionate about.

He is such an inspiration.

This is why I was so excited to become a part of this campaign and spread the word – it’s such a worthwhile cause.

As it is coming to the end, I am asking you to work with me to support this wonderful hospital. Every dollar donated counts and helps support this hospital. My personal goal is to raise $1000 and I need a lot of help getting there. The great thing is you can now donate via Paypal as well as the other standard forms of payment.

Please consider supporting me, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network!!

Disclaimer: I am part of the MiracleMoms program and receive compensation for my participation in this program.  All thoughts and opinions reflected in this post are my own.

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15th May 2012

I am beyond honoured to be a Miracle Mom and a part of this wonderful campaign.

Over the next month, I will be posting additional posts that will introduce you to Parker and his family, and the wonderful children’s hospital in Halifax, IWK Health Care Foundation.

Parker is a 10 year old boy who was diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2010. He has made 70+ trips to IWK, and I’ll have a chance to get to know him a little better thanks to his mom, Brenda. I’ll be sharing more about Parker in my next #MiracleMoms post.

I will also be blogging about the IWK Health Care Foundation. The IWK is a “a tertiary care facility serving children, youth, and women in the Maritime region of Canada. The IWK Health Care Foundation inspires and celebrates giving to support excellence in specialized care for Maritime Families.”

Another aspect of this wonderful campaign is fundraising, and I have a personal goal to raise $1000 for the IWK Health Care Foundation. I can’t make this happen without your help and support. All contributions will benefit the IWK Foundation in Halifax through the Children’s Miracle Network. Please consider making a LARGE (ahem) contribution to this wonderful cause. I would appreciate anything you can donate towards my goal, and I would love to be able to surpass it!

You can go HERE to make a donation – any donation over $20 will come with a tax receipt. You can also click on the IWK Foundation badge on the right to donate.

You can also support me by passing on this post and/or by sharing my donation page via Twitter, Facebook and email. You can do this directly from the donation page as well.

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You can find the IWK Health Centre on Twitter and Facebook.

You can find the Children’s Miracle Network on Twitter here and here, and Facebook.

You can follow the Miracle Moms campaign, by following the #MiracleMoms hashtag on Twitter.

Thanks so much for reading and supporting me as one of the #MiracleMoms – I appreciate it so much.

Disclaimer: I am part of the MiracleMoms program and receive compensation for my participation in this program.  All thoughts and opinions reflected in this post are my own.

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