I had to share a picture of my silly sister Rylee. She is my best friend. When she isn't home I always want to go pick her up so we can play babies. Rylee will bring me my ears in the morning so she can wake me up. We love to watch Frozen together. I just love having Rylee as my sister! God gave me one silly best friend.
Some might wonder about my hearing verses Rylee's. I am deaf due to connexin 26 and 30 gene mutation. Rylee also carries the 26 connexin gene. She is the same as my mommy. My daddy carries the 30 gene and together the 26 and 30 made me deaf. Rylee only carries the one gene so she could also have a deaf child someday if her husband would have the 26 gene. Or even crazier if her husband would be the same as my Dad. That would be like hitting the lottery but who knows, I would say I am the jackpot my Mom and Dad got.
Genetics are very hard to understand but it is amazing what two things in your DNA can do and maybe can not do to make you who you are. Maybe someday I will have to study this. For now, I am just me, Morgan, the happy little bucket giver! Have a fun day and if you have a sister or brother I hope you love them as much as I love mine.
As many of you know I have been as busy as the Easter bunny. On Wednesday I delivered over 120 funny cakes! I enjoyed spending a couple minutes with most of you. I wish I could have seen everyone.
On Thursday we finished packing the buckets for CHOP. I had to put stickers in the books and I also wrote my favorite bible verse in the book this time. I couldn't pick a short easy book to write, I had to pick Deuteronomy. We loaded the car up Thursday night so we could be at CHOP by 7:30.
I was disappointed when we got to the hospital though. They weren't working. Hopefully when I go in July I will get to see my nurses and their smiling faces.
Finally, Tomorrow is a very very special day. Happy Birthday to my ear!!
What a great day! I am going to tell you all about it. Mommy and I started out by picking Mommom up at 6:00am. They needed coffee so first stop was Dunkin. We had no traffic into Philly and arrived at 7:00. Perfect timing because we had two buckets to deliver. Our first bucket is actually there waiting for its new Mommy. Zoe is arriving to CHOP on 4/23. Our second bucket went to the cutest 3 year old boy. Kellan had heart surgery this week and wasn't feeling too good yet. Our little tiger was crying when I walked in. That made us all cry with him. But, when he saw Woofi he smiled!
We left their room and headed for my kidney ultrasound. After that we had a 9:30 appt with my surgeon. I was nervous because the radiologist saw some white spots which mean stones. My Dr said everything looked good and he didn't think those white spots are anything to worry about. I do not have to go back for a year! Yippee!
Next stop.......Starbucks, my favorite place for a chocolate chip frappachino.
Onward to my family at the Clarke School for the Deaf! I love these teachers. I am where I am today because of them. They taught me how to listen, hear and speak. When you get an implant you don't just wake up and be able to hear. It takes lots and lots of therapy! I stopped to give them a copy of the book I wrote. It was a special day at Clarke. It was grandparents day. I talked to all of them about the journey I have been on and gave them hope for the little ones that belong to them. They had to leave knowing their children are in good hands at Clarke.
Have you ever read the book called, "Have You Filled A Bucket"? If you haven't it is one of our favorite books. When the bucket project first started we included that book inside each bucket. A couple times the publisher actually donated all of them. This book is about every person having a bucket and each person can fill buckets by making people happy. You can also be a bucket dipper and do not so nice things and empty other peoples buckets.
Morgan has a bucket that is totally overflowing right now!!!!! This past week was awesome with people filling Morgan's bucket. It all started last weekend with the photographer giving almost 200.00. We get home and she received a 100.00 donation in the mail. On Friday night Morgan's mommy went to a painting class and some of the people at the class said, Oh, we follow Morgan's Magical Ears on facebook! They were excited to meet her in person. Morgan left there with a 20.00 donation. When we got home Friday evening a car pulls up in front of our house and another bucket filler was there to give Morgan all the coloring books and crayons for the Easter drop off! Saturday morning Morgan bucket started to overflow. She went to the bank to cash in the change that was donated to her bucket project. Over 113.00 worth of change that was all donated by the most awesome bucket fillers in the world. Morgan is so thankful for everyone helping make her bucket project a success!
Funny Cakes are being delivered next Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you to those that ordered these yummy sweets for your Easter weekend.
Have a wonderful week and remember be a bucket filler not a bucket dipper!