Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bake Sale this Sat!

We first met the Christopherson family two years ago, when we were lucky enough to help grant a part of Abi's wish through the Make-A-Wish organization. Abi wished to create a basement playarea to enjoy with her 2 younger sisters and parents. Abi came to kiddywampus with her sisters and friends for a giggly paint throwing afternoon and created three inspired canvases to hang in the new playarea.

We've been cheering this family on for two years and Abi's medical issues, as well of those of one of her younger sister's, have continued and expanded.

Abi's Mom, Tracie, has been keeping a journal of her family's experiences for several years. The writing, a compelling snapshot of parenting a child with serious health issues, is at times startling, funny, raw and inspiring.

Read her journal here. You will laugh and cry, you will hug your kids, and if you're like me, you'll marvel at how this family just keeps on going on.

Abi needs to go to Chicago next week to meet with a new neurologist, and this Sat (7/18) the family is hosting a bake sale from 10-2 at their home to help defray the expenses of the trip. Please stop by if you can, or help in any way if you're able. The address is: Christophrson Family, 2337 Harding St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

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