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, August 27, 2009


Just wanted to remind everyone that one week tonight is the volunteer meeting at my house. It will be at 7:00. Please come with a paper, a pen and your ideas. If you don't have my address please contact me.

Love to you all,


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


It has been brought to my attention that some of you may be worried about me being in over my head. Some of you are concerned that I may let this whole fundraising thing consume me. My only response to this is, of course I'm in over my head. I've been in over my head since March 16th. Of course I am consumed. Georgia was my baby and she is dead. She was not one of my grandparents or even one of my parents. You won't hear me singing "The Circle of Life" anytime soon. I helped to create her and felt her grow and move within me. She came forth from my body and left it in my arms! Of course I am consumed!

I am not consumed to the point however that I am letting fundraising take over other important parts of my life. My girls are well cared for and happy. Today I played "My Little Ponies" with them and took them swimming with friends. I also had dinner with my family and went to the gym. I am super busy at the moment but my family remains my priority, all of its members.

I am not staying busy to avoid the pain of losing Georgia. The pain remains. I carry it with me every second of every day. I talk about her daily and think about her constantly. Of course I smile and laugh because life remains joyful even with the pain. I will never be the same person that I was before Georgie. I believe myself to be a better person now even though the smiles and laughter don't come quite as easily.

A few months before Georgie became ill I was reading one of Eckhart Tolle's books and one of the things that stuck with me was that he says that worrying is an absolute waste of time. It serves no purpose whatsoever. No purpose because it changes nothing. I found this idea very liberating. I believe that it is only action that can change things. And so I have chosen to take action even if that means I am in over my head. Even if that means others worry about me. Please stop.

Love to you all,


Tuesday, August 25, 2009


We arrived home last night around 6:30 and guess what had finally showed up.

That's right! The stargazers have finally decided to make an appearance. While my garden was way too mucky to really spend any time in it, I also spotted some cucumbers as big as they are at the grocery store! I think that I may actually have a real garden!

In the 26 hours that I have been home I have managed to do a few things besides laundry and unpacking. I contacted one place and they have offered to donate the bouncer and a cotton candy machine. I'll let you all know once it has all been confirmed. Thank you Jaime! I have also contacted a t-shirt place that wants to help me. I have been thinking that I will have t-shirts made up that say "Georgia's Journey of Hope" and have her foot prints transferred onto them. I am considering selling them for $15.00 for kids and $20.00 for adults. That would mean that approximately $7-$11 from each t-shirt would be donated to Unite for a Cure. At this point I am just wondering if anyone would actually be interested. I'm not asking you to commit to buying anything, only trying to estimate how many to order. If you are interested please let me know.

Today the girls and I spent the afternoon and evening soaking up the sunshine. Before signing off I thought that I would share some pictures from our holiday. Thanks again to our family and friends who put us up, had us for meals or just hung out with us. We had a blast! And Carol, the girls have been carrying their Cabbage Patch Dolls everywhere!

Love to you all,