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Preventing Premature Births – March of Dimes

Purple Flowers

She doesn’t know it yet* I will be joining Mrs. Flinger on May 3rd to walk for Maddie Spohr and for March of Dimes. I have set up my own donation page on the Seattle for Maddie team for a couple of reasons.

  1. I couldn’t find a Portland team to walk with. I know there’s a walk in Portland (on the 26th, my work is walking) but I want to walk with a team for Maddie, not my bank’s team. I’m being selfish about it. I’ll walk in both if I can find a team though. I know there’s a Salem team. I could drive there, too.
  2. I can meet Mrs. Flinger. She can then tell VDog that she got to meet me first. That will make me laugh, ‘specially since I met Mrs. Flinger because of VDog. Yeah, hehehe. (It’s 2:45am, I’m easily entertained.)
  3. I’m allowing myself to feel some true emotions and some super-connectedness with my friends. Some of these women I’ve never met in person, but the connection is still there. Friendship goes past letters on a screen; clearly. We have bonded over tragedy and many have bent themselves backwards to support Heather and Mike. These women have helped make Maddie’s story news with the LA Times.

I work at a bank and know we’re in a recesssion, and so I purposefully set my goal low so my friends, my family, my coworkers and my blog readers don’t feel the pressure, but every single dollar counts. I also set the goal low so that when my generous friends and family contribute and blow my goal out of the water, I am even more amazed at the power of the internet.

You may (or may not) have received an email from me asking for a donation, and if you didn’t but want to donate to the memory of Madeline Alice Spohr, please pass me a buck.

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*She doesn’t know it because it’s 3am on Easter Sunday and she should be sleeping. Yes, it’s 3am and I’m awake … I can’t seem to shut off my brain tonight but it got me going to Seattle, so heck, 3am is fine with me.

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