Sunday, March 04, 2007

Insulin Pump Update and Invitation

It has been so wonderful to get so much support for Kaetlyn. I am so grateful to everyone who has offered support and ideas both here and in private e-mails and in person. Thank you.

I have some good news. I have contacted the pump company and they have knocked $1000 off of the price right away - so there is our first $1000! Kaetlyn and I will be opening a special savings account that people can deposit to if they want to contribute and that we can have in the paper or on the radio. And you can donate right here, too.

To start things off, we are going to have a ritual/celebration of support this Friday, March 9 at 6:30pm. Kaetlyn and I are inviting everyone who would like to come and be a part of it to please come. We will have a jar to collect our first contributions and we will do a ritual as a community, supporting Kaetlyn to set our intention to raise the money for her pump. And we will talk and make some plans, too. Any excess money that we raise we will donate either to JDRF (Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation) or to another child saving for an insulin pump. So please come Friday evening. It will be here at our house.

And to start off the fund raising, our good friend, Bozenka has donated all profits from this art card to Kaetlyn's fund. This card is made from a painting that Bozenka painted for Kaetlyn 4 years ago. She sells it with her other art cards ( This one is the diabetes fairy.

There is an option when you are ordering to include shipping or not. If you live in Vernon, don't include shipping. The cards are printed here in Vernon and I can ship them to you within 3 days of ordering.

The card is available in the following sizes:

Small - 4 3/8" x 2 3/4" $2.50

Medium - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" $4.5o

Large - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" $6.00

Extra Large (poster) - 8.5" x 11" $19.95

And this is the inscription on the back of the card. Her name is Kaetlyn because she is the portrait of Kaetlyn, a magical child with diabetes. She is sweetness and inspiration even at times when it is not easy for her. Each rose extends one of Kaetlyn's personal victories to you. Remember Kaetlyn is a magical fairy. She gives hope for tomorrow, courage and wonder for today because like every child with diabetes, she can.


Mary-Sue said...

Awesome. I started putting things in boxes for a garage sale today. xo

Andrea said...

Thank you so much!

katie said...

i wish we could come to the ritual/celebration. i'm glad that things are moving forward.

Andrea said...

I wish you could, too!