Erica from Nitty Gritty Science had a great idea: a day that teachers could collaborate and somehow give back to the community in spirit of the holiday season.
Hence, the Day of Giving Back.
On December 14th I am going to donate 50% of my sales to The Boston Children’s Hospital.
I know a beautiful, loving, amazing family. I was blessed to go to high school with one of the most kind-hearted women I’ve ever known. She just radiates love and kindness. She found her true love and they started a family soon after. They had a little boy, a little girl, and were expecting their third child. In September of 2010, they welcomed a boy named Mason.
They knew from the mid-pregnancy ultrasound that little Mason’s heart, though tiny and perfect in its own way, suffered from a congenital heart defect known as heterotaxy.
I have been keeping up with Mason’s story from the moment he was born. I have spent a few nights sobbing as the family shared their joy and successes of their “Miracle Baby”, while sharing other stories of families that they knew whose babies did not come home one night. I’m tearing up just thinking about it!
But this family, when I say they are amazing, I mean it. They keep smiling, they keep loving, and they take things one day at a time. They do not take anything for granted, and they do not make their struggles transparent. They just want everyone to be aware of Mason’s journey, and every year around this time they let us know that they are thankful to once again be a family of five.
With this journey comes the Boston Children’s Hospital. Mason’s family feels as though BCH is part of their own family. The nurses and doctors that have helped Mason overcome every obstacle are like little life boats that give hope and ultimately life. I have absorbed a gratitude of the BCH from Mason’s family. We just want all those babies to be OK, because that’s what babies deserve: a chance, and to be OK. So, in light of the Holiday season, I will be donating 50% of my sales to the Boston Children’s Hospital, in honor of Mason, who today is a spunky 4 year old boy who keeps his parents on their toes.
Please check out Mason’s Fight 4 Life Facebook Page.
Also please visit My TpT Store- add something to your Wish List to buy on December 14th! Help support this great cause.