Monday, May 21, 2012

How do you ...

How do you express thanks enough to show just how grateful you are to people you've never even met in real life? To someone who is a complete stranger?

This is something I am trying to figure out today. Over the last few weeks, I've been trying to raise money to replace Alvin's iPad that he broke. A dear friend L*** spread the word high and low. She plastered it all over Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Another friend, S*** plastered it all over groups she was in.We have 19 different contributors to the fund. Each and every donation is precious to me, but I have to single out one. The final donation. A person I've never met, never heard of, and didn't know at all, finished our fun for us. FINISHED IT!. We're talking over a $100. This is amazing.

Then, this morning, another dear friend E**** won a code for the Apraxia Picture Sound Cards Parent app and gave it to me! As you all know, Alvin has Childhood Apraxia of Speech. His SLP recommended this app to us to help him at home, since children with CAS need extensive speech therapy. However, did you see the cost of that? It's a $180 app. Yes, you read that right. A ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY DOLLAR APP! This is going to be a complete game changer for us.

So, how am I saying thank you? I'm posting this for the whole world to see. The world needs to know that even in this day, there are people out there who are on the good end of karma. That we should still have faith in humanity. That there are people who are willing to give, without expecting anything in return. So thank you L, S, E, and everyone who donated to Alvin's iPad. (Both this time, and before).