Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Karing For Keegan

Every day I remind myself to not take the health of my son for granted. Being part of an online community has exposed me to every little "complication" that he could have had, ranging from the simple reflux issues that we escaped to the unthinkable journey my friend Laura made with her beautiful Eli, carried to term and born naturally, living for a precious 12+ hours despite an early diagnosis of Trisomy 13.

Today is a day where it would be impossible to ignore how lucky I am. Lucky that my child sleeps 10-12 hours most nights. That he has hit every vital milestone, has gained weight at every appointment, has never had a problem eating (although sometimes he would just rather play). He is the easiest baby in the world to take care of, and whenever I catch myself grumbling otherwise I remind myself of what else I know is out there.

Luckily there are people in the blogging community that are 1400 times stronger and more caring than I am. One is Joanna, who is raising an ADORABLE happy little girl who happens to have worn a stylish hip cast for the last 6 weeks. Despite her own dealings with doctor's appointments, limited mobility, and changing diapers in a cast, she is selflessly using her blog to raise money for Keegan and his family, a sweet boy diagnosed with the rare Medulloblastoma, a malignant tumor in his brain.

Please, please, please, if you have not already, check out her official post here:

Fancy link is not working today, so I apologize for the really long hyperlink. Despite the fact that you can WIN LOTS OF STUFF, this fundraiser will mean so much to a family that is fighting every moment to give their son the best chance at life possible.


  1. Thank you so much for plugging Joanna @ Raising Madison. I am Keegan's Mom and really appreciate everyone getting the word out about this very gracious selfless act she is doing for us-It really means the world to us!

  2. I saw that post and it just breaks my heart. They are so strong! I will be making a donation tomorrow.