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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Humbled by Generosity

I want to tell you that this week I have a lot to be thankful for.  I have an amazing husband who has had to rearrange his life to take care of the kids since our nanny quit with no notice over the weekend.  I have an amazing sister, Ali, who has stepped in to watch our children so my hubby and I can go in to the studio and try to accomplish something.  I have parents who will do anything they can to help (like make the homemade frosting for Joshua's birthday cupcakes). A brother and sister in law who have helped to entertain by taking my kids to the Zoo and Six Flags! I have a business that is thriving despite a "weak" economy and wonderful clients to work with that make my job soooo much fun. I have 3 beautiful sons (one of whom is going to be 5 on Saturday).  And I have some of the most amazing friends that a girl could ask for.
I recently returned from a trip to South Carolina for the Phelan McDemid Syndrome Foundation conference (now known as PMSF).  We were all inspired by the research that is happening in the field of genetics.  Specifically the Shank 3 gene which has been discovered that our PMS children and many children with autism are missing. So much more research needs to be done but it all costs money. That is why the foundation has come up with the $22 for 22q in 22 days.  This fundraiser started August 1st and will go until the 22nd of this month.
I posted this to my facebook page and within minutes I had friends, aquaintences, clients & peers posting the info onto their page and going to http://www.pmsf.org/ and donating.
What was even more amazing was that several of my photographer friends actually took it a step further. For everyone who donated $$ and brought the receipt to their studio, they are giving their clients DOUBLE the amount they donate as CREDIT to their studio!  Isn't that Amazing???
Words can not express the gratitude I feel towards everyone who is helping these beautiful children.  The least I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart....And keep it going!!!

Together we can make a difference!!
Elizabeth

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