Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Help End SMA!!!

I find the true movers and shakers of the world are mostly moms and dads forced into fighting for a cause they didn't know they were destined to fight. Take for example, the Calise and Strong families. Both have one thing in common: A beautiful, intelligent daughter with SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the number one inherited cause of infant death.

These 2 families have never met in person but they share a bond like no other. They fight a fight that no parent should ever have to fight. But they do. They are trying to find a cure for an incurable and deadly disease for their precious daughters. These 2 phenomenal girls are Gwendolyn Strong and Corinna Calise. (Pictured are the Calises)

I have never met the Strong family but I feel like I know them well. They have chronicled Gwendolyn's journey from the joy of her birth, to the devastating SMA diagnosis, to the triumphs of each birthday. I love seeing Gwendolyn grow up via the blogosphere. Take a peek into Gwendolyn's world here: http://www.gwendolynstrong.com/ . She is so blessed to have such devoted and driven parents, Bill and Victoria who work tirelessly for SMA funding and research. They want nothing more than for Gwendolyn to have a life full of love, laughter, friends, fun, books, music, family and more importantly, a chance.

I can say the same for the Calise family; Michael, Michelle and Corinna! Michelle and I have been best friends since High School and her boundless energy and enthusiasm for life never cease to amaze me. She and Michael run on very little sleep yet they are both always ready to help someone else in need. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund/find a cure for SMA. Here they are! http://www.fightsma.org/index.php?fam_calises .
These 2 families inspire and amaze me! They are making true history in finding a cure for SMA. But they still need more help!

No donation required, just a few clicks!!

END SMA by voting for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to win $20,000 for SMA research at VoteForSMA.com every day in September through Jimmie Johnson’s Samsung Helmet of Hope contest.

You can vote once EVERY DAY from now until September 29th at 5 PM EDT.

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! It’s really that simple.

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Please make a difference in thousands of lives like Gwendolyn's and Corinna's!! Go to VoteForSMA.com now!!!

Much love and peace,