Thursday, March 25, 2010

Erin's Dream

How is it possible that the very people who have lost so much, suffered unimaginable heartache, are the same ones who can move forward in such a positive way that makes a difference for so many? 

I don't know Erin Curtis personally, but there is something about her story, her dream, that we can all connect with.

Her grandmother's farmhouse, a reminder in so many ways of a time gone by. 

The loss of one, then two, of her children to infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare cancer very difficult to treat and unheard of in non-twin related siblings. 

And now, a chance to hit the refresh button on their lives and the lives of others. 

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer tells of Erin's dream of transforming her grandmother's 5 acre farmhouse into a place for families grieving the loss of a child or facing the loss of a child due to terminal illness.  A place with a memorial garden, space for fundraisers, walks along the creek.

To do so will take money - about $220,000 for the initial renovations.  That's why Erin's Dream is entered in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge to win $250,000 toward this very worthy project.  Of course, there will be more needed down the road ... but this represents a start, a chance for a new beginning for so many people.

You can help by voting for Erin's Dream in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Challenge.  You can vote 10 times a day, up until March 31.

Go. Vote. Refresh.

copyright 2010, Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy, The Betty and Boo Chronicles) If you are reading this on a blog or website other than The Betty and Boo Chronicles or via a feedreader, this content has been stolen and used without permission.

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