Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Sweet Story

I just read this story in the Washington Post and in someways it reminds me of this book (cute, touching, and they are both about a delicious red strawberry).

Do you have any touching family stories that have been passed down through the generations?

Friday, June 12, 2009

NIH involved with Cerebral Palsy Awareness

The National Institute of Heath (NIH) has a number of Cerebral palsy resources and conducts a number of cerebral palsy related clinical trials every year. The various resources are extremely thorough and useful. I was especially happy when I came across a list of organizations, on the website, that support research and awareness of all things Cerebral Palsy.

1. The Cerebral Palsy international Research Foundation: Supports research for Cerebral Palsy and is currently selling "Hope Bracelets" to raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy because 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the efforts CPIRF. I love the look of these bracelets and i think I'm tempted to get one for myself.

2. Pedal With Pete: Their mission is to " raise funds for research to improve the quality of life for persons with Cerebral Palsy. "

I hope these resources will be helpful to someone!

Delovely Day

I hope you all had and are having a great Friday! Someone used the word "delovely" in my yearbook (yay for the end of school=), so I thought it would be an appropriate post title.

Anyhoo, in celebration of this absolutely delovely day I think you should read this amazing story!

In an instant, it will warm your heart and bring you to tears.

I promise!

Friday, June 5, 2009


This is one of those days where I just learn or come across a ton of information, and it's absolutely mind boggling:

1. It may be hard for me to get health insurance, later in life, because my Cerebral Palsy is a "pre-existing" condition. This is a hard thing to hear, especially for a 16 year old with big dreams.

2. There's a website that tells whether it's its a good day for iced coffee, depending on what the weather is like where you live
When I typed in my zip code it said "NO," but I'm hoping that that answer will change in a couple of weeks!

3. One more excitingly strange website is one that helps track lost luggage in interesting ways...
Described here by Real Simple Magazine as:
"If you’ve ever lost a bag to the black hole of airline-checked luggage, you’ll appreciate this Website. The site’s host, Luna Baloo, buys unclaimed luggage at auctions, photographs the contents, and posts the pictures―dirty socks and all. You may not spot your lost stuff, but you’ll sure get a chuckle out of other people’s." -Real Simple Magazine

I have to admit it's fun looking at the pics. of other people's stuff, but if it were my own stuff i think I would have a completely different opinion!