I got an email last night from Samster Mommy reader Kendra, she said she needed my blog help and needed it quickly.
Here’s what she wrote…
Hi Natasha, I found your blog a while back and just love it! You have the best ideas and cutest stuff you feature. Its rather addicting! I continue to follow you blog and love everything you do. I’m writing for a bit of an urgent request. I lost my little girl Makenzie Rye last December. She passed away from a rare neuromuscular disease called SMARD- another form of the more common- SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Its known as the Lou Gehrig’s disease in infants. SMA is the #1 genetic killer of infants. Since Makenzie passed away I have been rallying around to help in anyway possible. We are close to finding a cure. Close enough that researchers think there will be a cure within the next 5-10 years. This is huge! The reason I’m writing and titled this email as URGENT, was because tomorrow Thursday Sept. 16 we are having what’s called the SMA Blog Party! We are asking everyone to post about the same thing on the same day and help spread the word about SMA and also help us in The Jimmie Johnson Samsung Helmet of Hope For More. We are hoping with enough votes we can win the $20,000 for SMA research.
This is a short email with a lot of information. To find out more about my family you can visit our blog- I also have information on the blog party.
To vote for her foundation to get the $20,000 for research go to VoteForSMA.com, select the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, enter the two security words, check the Official Rules box, and then click “Vote Now!” That’s it!
Sophie has the sniffles & Samster had bad dreams all night (she woke up crying, “No! My paint! I do it! Mine!!” ) but then after reading about a family who has lost so much I realized that I should be grateful for my sleepless night with my two beautiful girls. Today let’s all hug our little ones a little closer & let the small stuff roll off our backs.