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Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Change in the Blog–the Post you MUST READ

We are blessed.  People continue to support us.  Through thick and through thin.  I just feel sort of amazed.

I know we are on some people’s regular prayer lists.  And when we ask… people pray for us.  They pray for our family.  They pray for Alexander when he needs it.  They pray for me when I need it.  They pray for all of us.

Alexander’s seizure dog was totally out of our reach.  We asked… and 2 months later we were able to apply for the dog.  Amazingly blessed.

It seems like his “issues” to keep him stable and moving forward are sometimes so great.  We have physical.  We have the seizures.  And then we have developmental.  And every time we turn around… there is support.

I have been contemplating this for awhile.  I came to a conclusion earlier this week – because of the generosity and example set by good friends – but I was hesitant to mention it until the contest for the IPad was over.  I didn’t want it to seem like a gimmick.

This is not a gimmick.  We will be starting some new things with the blog to help take care of Alexander and also give back to the community that has so many others in need of things.  Not everyone has the network of supporters we have.  We need to be thankful for what we have and must remember to be as generous to others as people have been to us.

Here is the plan:
1.  I am going to open spots for Sponsorship on the blog.  Lots of blogs do this.  You can have a button put on the side bar and we can discuss other options for sponsorship when we make arrangements.  Some businesses choose to give away an item to a random commenter.  Some businesses send an item for “review.”  Some businesses offer a percentage off to people who use a code.  There are hundreds of ways this blog can help a small business gain a little more traffic and new customers.  The charge will be $25.00 a month.  That is a little less than a dollar a day for sponsorship.

**We average about 7,000 visitors a month- average **

2.  All the money from the sponsorship will go into Alexander’s trust.  It currently sits at $35.00 because almost all the money raised went to pay for the seizure dog.  This way our family can begin to put specific money aside for Alexander’s needs.

3.  We will GIFT 10% of that money back into the Wolf Hirschhorn Community.  It is near and dear to our hearts.  There are so many people who need things.  Physical adaptations, technological adaptations, the list goes on and on.  Our family needs to begin to give back to a community that has supported us on this journey.

4.  Finally, If you have helped us in any way – Alexander’s auction donations, Bidding on Alexander’s auction, even voting for the IPad or spreading the word – this is an open invitation.  You are welcome to 1 month free sponsorship.  We would love to give something to your business as a thank you from our family.  We don’t know really how else to say we appreciate it.  Because we do… from the bottom of our heart. 

You have 2 weeks from this post to notify us that you would like to be on the list for sponsorship.  We need to plan out what businesses / blogs / etc. are sponsored each month.  We will want to spread them out so readers have a chance to look at each unique business individually.  We don’t want a month of 100 sponsors.  More like 10 months of 10 …

You can comment here and leave your e-mail address or e-mail me directly at alittlesomethingforme(at)yahoo(dot)com
We love you.  We appreciate you.  We want to give back.  This is the best way we know how.  All the proceeds from the sponsors will go for Alexander’s needs (except for the 10% for other kids with WHS) … so we can excuse ourselves from contests, etc – and maybe be the donors for others to get cool therapy equipment.  Giving feels good.  Changing a life feels good. 

When I opened up my cell phone and saw almost 100 shares of our post about voting for the competition, I cried.  I just couldn’t believe our family was once again on the receiving end of the generosity of people.  We want to do that for other people.  We need to do this for other people. 

Once again… Thank you. Love, Us

** Oh – don’t forget … tomorrow is Make Me Laugh Monday. ***

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At November 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM , Blogger Kristy said...

Kristen, you are an amazing mother and I pray for yor family everyday. This is a wonderful idea for Alexander and to a great way to give back. I can't wait to see who the sponsors will be. :)

At November 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM , Blogger susan said...

Ditto... I am in constant awe of you.... just saying'..... XX

At November 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

You guys are so sweet. Tanner's (on our sidebar)family gave away the first IPad that started this entire competition. They are amazingly generous and really inspired me to want to find a way to do things like that too. Plus... we need to find a balance between providing for Alexander and providing for our family. I have been so excited about this all week - but felt the time wasn't right to share until the contest was over. I CAN'T WAIT to start allowing businesses to sponsor us / help the businesses that have helped us / put money into the trust / and GIVE SOME THINGS AWAY! So excited!!!

At November 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Eric, Erin, Elsie and Emmy said...

I have been excited since you told me! Count Wildtree in from me somehow!

At November 13, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Laura said...

Such a great idea! Love it! And I would love to do it :)
I know you have my personal email, but the one I use for business is
Thanks :)

At November 13, 2011 at 10:26 PM , Blogger championm2000 said...

This is more awesome than I imagined! Great idea!!


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