Naturally Focused On Fundraising... Kisses For Kaitlyn
December 17, 2010
I'd like to take this opportunity to use the traffic for my site for a story of huge importance. On October 8th, 2010 my cousin Kelly's 2 and 1/2 year old daughter Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Leukemia and their lives have been changed forever. Since then, chemotherapy has become a part of their daily lives. On November 22, 2010 Kaitlyn was in official remission but let me make it clear to you that this does not change the struggle that this little girl and her family will endure for the next two years to win against this battle with Leukemia.
The story of this family is such an inspiring one. Mike was diagnosed with cancer and had a surgery just around a month prior and had just returned to work with no sick days left when Kaitlyn's diagnosis was given. Kelly, who works in childcare was told she would be unable to return to work while Kaitlyn receives her treatment for the next 26 months. All the while they care for their daughters Kaitlyn and Kenzie and try to keep the normalcies of life in tact.
On November 8th I was fortunate enough to attend a "Kisses For Kaitlyn" fundraiser for the Connell family in Hamilton Ontario. To see the outpouring support that night was very inspiring. This family is so very special. The Nana to this special little girl is my mothers sister. My Aunt Tammie means the world to me. She sacrifices her time for other people's children and gives to those in need in any way she can.
I sometimes feel there is little I can do but with a venue like my own website I feel it offers me a platform to help educate others and hopefully bring in continued support. This family needs continuing support from anywhere they can get it to keep them going for a very long emotionally draining road ahead.
The holidays are often a time when people reflect and give of themselves in the form of donations to charities. I ask those of you to consider giving to this family:
In Trust Account Kaitlyn Connell
781 Mohawk Road West
Hamilton ON L9C 7B7
Account # 6356175
If you are looking for other payment options or to show your support please visit the Kisses For Kaitlyn page on facebook to find the paypal information and check out the very inexpensive bracelets. Please keep the Connell family in your prayers and may you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.