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.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Just One More Time

Allright, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation has one more chance to win another $5000. It took me approximately 30 seconds to vote and I am hoping that you will take the time to do it too. It's so easy and every little bit helps in the battle against SMA. Here is what Victoria wrote on her last post:

I'm no hero. No more so than any parent fighting for their child. But, if I win the "Hero Next Door" contest, that means $5,000 more for SMA research and awareness. And so, I am asking for your vote once again.

Care2 -- the company who hosts our PetitionToCureSMA.com, who has been incredibly supportive of our cause, and who we simply love -- has teamed up with Tom's of Maine to create the Hero Next Door contest -- every day people doing more. We were nominated, along with dozens of others, and here is the neat thing -- we made it to the top 10 finalists! Now this is where you come in...

Here is the breakdown:
Voting ends February 26th.
You can only vote ONCE.
The person with the most votes wins $2,500 for their charity and $2,500 for themselves -- which, in my case, would obviously go directly to research and awareness because there is nothing more important! So that's $5,000 for SMA -- all with a simple vote.
Technically only one person can win and so "Victoria" is the name you see, but the nomination is clearly for all of us -- including Gwendolyn.
How to vote:
Go to: Hero Next Door
Click on Vote for Victoria. (It is the green button at the bottom of the page.)
Fill out the form (name, birthday, email and zip code).
Click on the animal picture (to help stop spammers).
And then hit "Vote" and that is it.
You will see a big "Thanks for voting for Victoria Strong" to let you know your vote went through.
Since you can only vote once, help spread the word by also using the "Tell a Friend" features on Facebook, email and Twitter by clicking on the icons on the right.
And again, all $5,000 will go to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to support SMA research and awareness! Thanks for once again supporting us and getting your voting skills out! We are all becoming pros :)

I promise that it doesn't take long. I managed to do it in between packing. We are off on holidays tomorrow afternoon. I will post more in a couple of days hopefully with some great pictures! : )

Love to you all,



  1. Just voted!

    thanks for voting...1,359 votes
    Victoria Strong
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