We did it! We reached our goal of $500 and we are only half way through the month! I am truly amazed by the way our story has spread. The generosity of all of our family, friends, and, most surprisingly, strangers has touched me so much. When I first decided to participate in this fundraiser I was a little apprehensive. It isn't easy to ask for money, no matter what the purpose, especially in this economy. I felt that a goal of $500 may be too much. I was worried asking for donations would turn people away from our story. I can not tell you how happy I am to see that my worries were unfounded. I am just so proud! We are doing such a good thing for our children with PWS, and future children. Not only by raising money for a cure, but by getting awareness out there. So many people are still in the dark about this terrible syndrome.
I want to encourage all of you readers to continue educating the public about PWS, even after this month has passed. Tell them our story. Show them this blog. I am always happy to speak to anyone with questions.
I would also like to see how far we can raise past our goal. Right now we are at $500, can we make it to $750 or $1000. I am eager to find out. Every dollar is one step closer to a cure. I am also beginning to think of ways to raise money and awareness throughout the year, not just May. All ideas are welcome!
Some Delilah updates: She is starting to 'Army' crawl. She has done it a few times in the past few days. So exciting. It is great to see the determination on her face as she gets closer to a toy she wants. I was unsure if she would be this mobile before her first birthday. I am so glad to see she is and may be fully crawling by then.
She is also learning to clap. We have been playing Patty Cake and she gets so excited. She will keep one arm still and swing the other one like crazy trying to get her hands to meet in the middle. It is ADORABLE! And she loves to babble. It is almost constant now. Before she would do it maybe once a day, but now she wakes up babbling and goes to sleep babbling. I think she is going to be a talker just like her Momma. I can't wait to see what she does next.