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.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Here We Go!

Alright, it seems to be all set up. Have you done any thinking? Have you come up with any creative ideas? As mentioned in the previous post I have signed up to help raise $5000 to help fund the trials down in California. Yes, a cure really is that close! Are you in? Do you want to help? If you would like to make a donation please go to www.uniteforthecure.com and click on "donate". You can use your credit card or send in a cheque. If you are donating because I am asking you to then I ask that you include Georgia's name. For all of my non-American readers I don't think that we'll be qualifying for tax receipts but think about what you are doing. Better yet, think about who you are helping!

Georgie died four months ago today. That's 122 days. She has placed me on a path that I never imagined exploring and yet I continue to do so even when I have no idea where I'm going. She has brought out the best in me and shown me that I am capable of all kinds of things. When I first heard about the Unite For the Cure I couldn't sleep. I wasn't sure that I would be able to raise the $5000 but I knew that I had to try. I refuse to be haunted by the memory of my baby. I refuse to tell the Strong's that I won't try because I'm not sure that I can do it. If somebody had said that to me when Georgie was still breathing I think that I would have 'clocked' them. So once again I am asking you to join me. Fight with me! We couldn't save Georgie but we can save so many others!

At the moment I am coming up with some ideas of useful and or edible things to sell to raise some of the money. Please share any ideas that you may have.

Love to you all,


1 comment:

  1. Here's an easy idea:
    I'm going to host a supper at my house for our monthly dinner club. Instead of everyone bringing a different dish, I'm providing the meal and just asking that everyone donate what they would have spent on a meal at a restaurant. It may not be as yummy, but it's a much better cause!

    I have no doubt that you guys will be able to raise the $5000. You have so many people who are willing to help because of your beautiful Georgia.