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, May 3, 2010

Updates

As many of you know a while back I joined Facebook. While I find the world of Facebook to be somewhat overwhelming it has allowed me to connect with people that I haven't seen in years, join and support causes (most of which are SMA related) and laugh at all of the amusing antics of everyday lives of so many people. I find it a lot harder to keep up with all that is going on with Facebook compared to my quiet life of blogging but I do keep trying and have to admit that I am often inspired by all of the wonderful things that are going on in the world of SMA.

If you want to feel inspired check out the link on the right hand side, under my blog list and read about Stephen Taylor. He is going to run 100 miles in honor of his friend Owen who passed away from SMA at the age of 23 months. 100 miles - Amazing! Thanks for helping to raise awareness Stephen. We look forward to seeing you reach your goal.

Remember the charm bracelet that my friend Tanya made for me. It has beautiful pictures of Georgia and the girls as well as many other personal touches. Well, she has now teamed up with The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and you can purchase your very own personal bracelet and help SMA in the process. With your purchase you would get one charm about SMA and the rest would be your choice. All of the details can be found under the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation on the Strong's website.

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation also has a few other ways that you can help support by shopping! Through Beb-e-ssentials you can order very cute and affordable butterfly hair clips or you can purchase one of their very cute hats. Just click on the Gwendolyn's site and then scroll down categories until you find the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. All of the information is there. We are looking forward to some clips and a baby hat for our new arrival.

Lastly, for those of you following on Facebook you may remember that through the Pepsi Refresh project we all voted and won $250 000 for GSF. There are two other SMA related charities up this month and you can help by simply clicking once, well make that twice a day now through the end of the month. Remember, that the research claims that SMA will be cured in 5-10 years if enough money is granted. Check out my Facebook page if you're unsure about how to make this happen.

We've had to put the lemonade stand on hold for a while. Anybody living here in Winnipeg knows why. It has been raining since last Thursday and the weather is really quite cool, almost cold. If it keeps up for much longer Aria may be hanging out at the stand too! : )

That's it for now. Thank you to all of you that continue to support us through reading, sharing, voting etc. We would not have survived this last year without all of you.

Love to you all,

Kristen

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