Monday, July 25, 2011

Fundraiser Update

First and foremost, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Pampered Chef fundraiser.  It was a great success!  I am still waiting to hear from the consultant as to how much was raised but I know that we received A LOT of orders all over the country.  I cannot believe the response we received even from people whom I have never met, but they were a friend of a friend and heard about Dylan's story and wanted to help.  I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the generosity, support and love you have shown for Dylan and our family!!!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  We even received numerous donations from friends and family that did not need to purchase any kitchen gadgets but wanted to help.  We love you all and are forever grateful.  We feel so very blessed to have you all in our lives.  XOXO.

I wanted to share this picture - Dylan on all fours! This is a skill that Dylan was able to do a little over a year ago (you can see that post HERE) but then lost it after he broke his leg.  It is amazing to see him holding himself up with his arms.  I am one proud Mama!

I had to share this video of the kids swimming.  Dylan's excitement and happiness is adorable and I love it.  This is his response every time he swims.

Here is a little preview of the gait trainer that we are hoping to purchase soon.  This one is on loan from Dylan's awesome PT from the Regional Center who comes to our house once a week.  She was able to get her hands on one and is letting us borrow it for the next week.   Keep in mind that this is his first time in it and I was just excited to see him scooting around in it.  I know we have a lot of work ahead of us but I am ready and I think Dylan is too.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


This is Luke's new look - tongue sticking out the side of his mouth - very cute if you ask me.

Sorry for the blurriness, camera issues, but can you see that Dylan is actually pushing off his arms!  It's a miracle, he is getting stronger!

I also wanted to share that Dylan is becoming a little mischievous lately - which makes me totally happy of course.  For example, this morning we were at breakfast with Mitch's parents and Dylan was being very good as he always is, but he was grabbing at everything on the table and dropping things on the floor, then looking over the side of his seat at the menu, spoons, crayons, etc... that he had dropped.  He actually grabbed a plate of food, that I thought was out of his reach, and threw it on the floor.  He was so proud of himself.  And, no, I was not mad, but happy that he did this.  I actually said, "good boy" as I was cleaning up the mess.  It was very exciting.  These words would probably not be coming from the mom of a "typical" 2 year old, but when you have a child with special needs that you were told would have no personality and possibly be "vegetative" times like these are memorable and make me want to call the doctor and say YOU WERE WRONG! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pampered Chef Fundraiser

We have been having some difficulties with our insurance and California Children's Services in obtaining a gait trainer for Dylan.  Our insurance will only cover a small portion of it and CCS still has not approved it because he is "not taking purposeful steps."  (I am not going to get into talking about CCS right now or I will be steaming out of my ears.)  This is a very valuable piece of equipment that Dylan greatly needs and will really benefit from but I wasn't sure how we would be able to afford it right now (they are a little pricey).  So, I have been thinking about doing a fundraiser for a while but, wasn't exactly sure what to do.  Then a couple months ago I attended a Pampered Chef party and the consultant told me that we could do a fundraiser for Dylan.  I figured, what the heck, lets give it a try.  So, on July 14th I will be hosting a Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Dylan. 

If you are unable to attend the party at my home and would like to make a purchase please click HERE and click on shop online then enter my first and last name into the host boxes (Kristy Fisher).    A percentage of the proceeds will go directly towards Dylan's therapy/equipment. 

Thank you all so much!  Love to you all!