I have given a LOT of thought about what cause we should donate to when we start "For the Love." There are so many worthy causes and Ive gone back and forth on what to do. Then the other day I had a moment that clicked.
I was reading the comments on my blog and I came across one from a mother who said Rex reminded her of her son. He's also four and he loves superheroes. I clicked over to "meet" him on her blog and I had a long visit. I couldn't leave.
Meet Owen. Owen is just like my Rex - except his sweet heart is broken. He was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, or half a heart. He is an amazing little boy. You can read a more detailed account of his story HERE. Just click on "Owen's Story" in the right sidebar. This boy has been through a billion times more in his four years of life than I have in my thirty-two.
So many of you are mothers of superhero-loving boys like me. And I think that helping out Owen's family is absolutely perfect - because their story could have been ours and I know we would all fight for our son's life the way that Andrea has fought for Owen. Andrea didn't ask for our help, but I know that she does need it.
So, all the proceeds of For the Love will go to Owen's transplant account at Wells Fargo and used for medical expenses.
We have 12 auction items lined up and I am thrilled about this cause. Let's help Owen.
The first auction begins tomorrow. Thank you.