In Toronto the Rebecca Run went on. It takes place in New Market Ontario and this year our friend Emersyn Klomp was honored. Emersyn and Georgie would have been the same age. Their birth and angel dates are within weeks of each other. All money raised is donated to Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada. The Rebecca Run has become so popular that it now sells out! One day we'll all walk together Melanie!
And, then there are the farewells. On Friday right here in Winnipeg a baby girl was laid to rest. Josie was only a month old when she passed away from SMA. For those of you that are on Facebook we all know and are saddened by the passing of Xavier. Xavier had just turned 4 - a miracle in itself!! Two days later, on Thursday he had a plug that couldn't be cleared. My heart aches for these families and it saddens me to continually hear about all of these children dying.
And so... we continue on, not just to honor our Georgie but so many of these kids. Plans are now in the works for Georgia's Journey of Hope 2010. This is a heads up and a reminder for all of our friends and family here in Winnipeg. It will take place on Sunday October 3rd from 12:30-4:30 in the afternoon. I will once again be putting out a call for volunteers late in August. It will be a family fun event with bouncers and face painting of course. I am hoping that our famous balloon animal gal Kristen will be attending otherwise someone is going to have to take a course!! : ) There will also be food and drinks. Tickets will be available in September. Please help us to spread the word not just about the event but about SMA.
Love to you all,