It's been a full year since my baby's much awaited birthday (photo on the left) and now look at her. I blinked, and she's 22.
I've watched my child change from a thumb sucking baby to a full grown and beautiful lady. What's even more amazing is what my kid has asked for on her birthday! Not a car, nor an iPad--she hasn't requested a new computer nor phone. You may have three guesses of what she wants.
1. No. She loved the koala bear in
Australia, but she did not ask for one of her own. Good try, but try again.
2. Are you nuts? Sure, we had a great time visiting Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, but she did not ask us to send her to the moon.
You have one more guess, so make it good.
3. Of course not. Twenty-two is NOT old enough to want to be a baby again!
If you want to know what my Erica wants, keep reading, but be careful. If you read on, you may find yourself in need of making her birthday wish happen because YOU have the ability to get her what she wants. I will post the letter that she wrote to everyone and ask that you help her out . . . even if it's just $1. Hey! If everyone who reads my blog gave even $1, she'd meet her dance marathon goal.
Here's her letter:
Dear Friends and Family,
With my birthday less than a week away I wanted to do something extra special for it. Instead of asking for gifts or fun Facebook posts, I would love if you could donate to the Children's Miracle Network instead. Most of the money raised for this great organization is raised one dollar at a time and that is all I am asking. If all of my friends donated one dollar, then we could raise over a thousand dollars for the Children's Miracle Network. All donations are tax-deductible and directly go to where these local hospitals need help the most.
This year on March 28th and 29th, 2015, I will be participating as staff in Knight-Thon, UCF’s dance marathon and largest philanthropy benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. At Knight-Thon this year, we will be standing for 20 hours and hope to raise at least $500,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We are standing to show love and support for the children that CMN Hospitals treat. 62 children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment every minute, and 1 in 10 children in North America are treated at a CMN Hospital every year. Every dollar truly does count. Below is a link to my donor drive where you will be able to donate to this phenomenal cause.
Thank you very much for your time and support. It means so much to myself and to the children and families that benefit from your donation. If you’re interested in hearing more about CMN Hospitals, Dance Marathon, or why I’m raising money for this cause, I’d love to talk with you about it! Thank you so much for your time and generosity!
Lots of Love, Erica Lansky “For The Kids We Are!”
Please help "For the Kids"!