Monday, August 9, 2010

Helping Hudson: A Wheely Great Cause fundraiser.

Can you help out with the Helping Hudson Fundraiser?

There are a fab bunch of stampers in blogland trying to raise much needed funds by selling bundles of craft tutorials to help this wonderful little boy obtain some mobility.

What is "Helping Hudson?"
They are a group of stampers who are raising funds for a little boy named Hudson. A KidWalker will help him learn to walk, and take another step toward more independence.

So what can you expect from the fundraiser?

We have bundles of tutorials for sale. Each bundle has 10 tutorials and is priced at $10. If you buy 4 or more bundles you will also receive a bonus bundle of 10 more tutorials. I'm sure you'll agree that they represent fantastic value!

We are also running a whole range of challenges over the 3 weeks the blog will be live. There are 3 major challenges a week that will include colour challenges, sketch challenges and technique challenges. The winners of these challenges will each receive a parcel of Stampin' Up! products worth over $60 that may include punches, stamp sets, card stock, ribbon, inkpads and much, much more!

We will also be running a smaller daily giveaway for the 3 weeks. All you'll need to do is answer a very simple question and you could win a small prize. These prizes include ribbon, ink pads and rub ons.

You will also be able to make a donation towards the fundraiser. We are hoping to raise the $5000 we need to buy Hudson his Kid Walker. You can read all about it on the blog.

So please come and check out the blog today, 1st August. It's at HELPING HUDSON

We can't wait to see you there to join in the fun. Please help us to reach our target by forwarding this email to anyone you know who may be interested.

Thanks again,
Tina Gillespie (Hudsons Mum)
On behalf of the Helping Hudson Team


At around 12 weeks of age, we discovered that Hudson was legally blind. He has a condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia with Nystagmus. This is a damaged optic nerve, which means his brain finds it difficult to interpret what he sees.

By 6 months it was apparent he was physically delayed. Hudson started Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy before his 1st birthday, to strengthen his muscles. At this point in time he was found to have muscle tone issues. It took over a year for Hudson to be able to sit up on his own, and he was 20 months old before he started crawling.

Hudson’s development progressed slowly but surely, until January 2010, when he had his first seizure. He had to be put on a ventilator to stop the seizure, and spent 3 days in hospital recovering. Hudson continues to have partial complex seizures, and is now considered to have epilepsy.

Hudson was recently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. This means that the part of his brain that controls movement and muscles is damaged. He will require ongoing extensive physiotherapy to manage his CP.

Thank you for taking the time to read this extra long post, I hope you will be able to join us in trying to help little Hudson,

If you have any questions please email us at:
or click the tab at the top of the blog Home Page.
Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting,


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