Thursday, May 24, 2012

What a wonderful day we had at CHOP

Today was Morgan's 6 week post op appt at CHOP.  Morgan's ear healed up nicely and we are now going to have a final appt in August prior to the September surgery to fix the ear that has the hole in it.  The hole is there from when the tube fell out and it didn't close up like it should have. 

Today was extra special.  Morgan had 3 dozen sand buckets ready to donate to CHOP's short stay unit.  She poured her little heart into this project.  She always would say, "oh these little kids are going to be so excited when they see their present when they wake up".  Each bucket was filled according to age.  She filled baby buckets with puffs, sippy cups, baby food a baby book and the famous Woofi.  The toddler buckets had things such as oreos, pretzels, juice boxes, water, books, crayons, coloring books, and Woofi.  Some of the buckets also had a special book called, Have you filled a bucket today?.  The publisher of this book actually donated them.  Not only did Morgan learn what " paying it forward"  meant but adults did as well doing this project.  So many wonderful people helped her out.  There was a church group that filled 4 of them as a service project.  Many wonderful people gave monetary donations as well as things to fill the buckets.  Morgan could not have filled this many buckets without all the help she received. 

Morgan had the honor of giving out two buckets personally.  They were both little boys that will be getting cochlear implants this year.  Both of these little guys loved Woofi from the moment they saw him.  We wish Rocco and Beckett only the best in the upcoming journey.  Lots of therapy and love and before we know it they will both be following Morgan's footsteps and enjoying mainstream school.  All the hard work of the learning to listen will be just a memory. 

After CHOP we enjoyed a nice celebration lunch at Olive Garden.  What a great day! 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sand buckets are everywhere!

We are having such a fun time filling these sand buckets. We have had so many people excited for us that they have been donating money and time and other items to put in our buckets. We have had two newspapers do stories on this. How exciting to have really cool stuff in the news today when the world is in so much turmoil. Here is the article from the Town and Country this past Wednesday. We are so proud of Morgan and who she is becoming one day at a time. This coming Sunday Morgan will have her first violin recital. She is a bit anxious but who wouldn't be. She will be playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Hot Cross buns.