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.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Shopping

I know that it's still early and I have no problem admitting that I am a real procrastinator but the holidays will be here before we know it and some of you are already shopping. Being the procrastinator that I am, I haven't started but always tell myself that I'm going to. For any of you that do some or all of your shopping online please consider using ShopToEndSMA.com They have hundreds of businesses listed, including many Canadian ones, that will donate a percentage of your purchase to The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.

It's super easy. Just go to ShopToEndSma.com and find the merchant that you were considering ordering from. From that point on you just shop like normal and feel good that you are helping to fund critical research for SMA.

Happy Shopping! I'll let you know if I actually get started before the end of November!! : )

Love to you all,


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I know that I am a little bit late but I still wanted to share some of our Halloween fun! On Friday night we headed out to Boo at the Zoo with some friends.

Here are my little peacock and butterfly just getting out of the van.
Calla and Maya's friends had the exact same costumes which made it extra fun and oh so cute!
We had to make an impromptu stop on the way home because Aria was screaming to be fed. Mike took the girls into Old Navy while I sat in the van with Aria. Calla and Maya thought that it would be fun to pose with the mannequins. Many of the shoppers thought that it was fun too! : )

Here is our little caterpillar looking non-too impressed with her outfit. She only wore it for a few minutes as it seemed to 'cramp her style.'

Just before Calla and Maya went trick or treating I managed to snap a few shots of all three girls.
All in all it was a fun weekend. We were all busy but the absence is always felt. I am glad that October is over and that it ended on such a positive note. Oh yeah! My mom's hair raiser is now over $5000 thanks to some generous friends. : )
Love to you all,

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Betty's Hair Raiser

Well, my mom made it back from her holidays and today was the big day. The three choices were to shave her head bald, to shave it into a mohawk or to keep her hair. Mohawk won by a a land slide! : )

Here are my mom and our amazing friend and hair dresser Carmen about to get started.
The mohawk actually looked really good on my mom and probably woudn't have attracted a lot of attention so...

Let's throw a little purple in there!

Let's also remind everyone why her hair is purple!

A little cuddle with the grandbabies afterwards!

A HUGE thank you to my mom for having the courage to do this. She raised over $4700 for SMA research. Isn't that awesome? Who knew that her hair could be worth that much!! Another thank you to all of the people that donated and of course to Carmen for coming out and doing whatever it was that needed to be done! I don't know many people that could pull off a purple mohawk but mom you look AWESOME!! Georgie would be so honoured!
Love to you all,