Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sold out!

Mike's cousin Brent recently contacted me about running in the Rebecca Run www.rebeccarun.com Unfourtunately Brent and his wife Rhonda won't be able to run because the event is SOLD OUT! The Rebecca Run is a fundraiser for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada. 95% of their profits go toward research. While Brent seemed rather disappointed I am thrilled. This is the first year that the run has sold out. I didn't even know such a thing was possible. I have always just assumed that those types of events will take as many people as they can get. While SMA continues to be a term that many people have never heard of perhaps word is finally spreading. If anyone wants to meet some inspiring kids go to the website and then click on honorees. It will remind you why we need a cure sooner than later.

I am currently working on a fundraiser for the first weekend in October (in honour of Georgie's birthday). If anyone has any great venue ideas that would hold a couple hundred people, have tall enough ceilings for a bouncer and is reasonably priced please contact me. I am currently emailing community centres but many people seem to be on holidays at the moment.

Thank you so much Brent and Rhonda. We are blessed to be surrounded by people like you.

3 more sleep to Vegas! Can you tell I'm excited?!

Love to you all,

Kristen

3 comments:

  1. Kristen and Mike
    Have been thinking of you as I know the trip is approaching. I wish you the very best time - time for romance,light-hearted soul- releasing abandon for 5? days and a sense of refreshment and renewal when you return.I hope the weather is just perfect (not too hot as when we were there in June some years ago - talk about frying an egg on the sidewalk! I seemed to be the only idiot opting to walk outside from one hotel to another!) The whole Vegas experience is eyeopening and fun.
    Enjoy! Enjoy! enjoy!
    Lucille

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  2. Enjoy, Relax, be carefree.
    Have a really super time, enjoy each other and enjoy Vegas.

    Love Carol

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  3. HAPPY VEGAS TRIP!! I hope you have a great time and are able to unwind and treat yourself to some fun and relaxation while you are away. Can't wait to hear all about it when you are home.

    So glad to hear about the race being sold out-the word about SMA is getting out!!!

    Have fun, we'll be thinking of you,
    Love Em

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