Last weekend we attended our first buddy walk! The turn out was amazing (8,500 people!)- so many people, so many lives affected by Down syndrome, so many people there to support someone they loved. Made my heart happy.
Next year will be a unique experience because Eli will be old enough to play the games and run around with us.
So this year we took it slow, enjoyed the sites and visited with friends.
We reached our personal fundraising goal of $500- we actually did a little over $1,000! Pretty exciting!! Aren’t people amazing?
My coworkers all wore blue and yellow or their Enhanced by Eli shirts on Thursday to show their support.
A friend also got her office to participate by wearing the same thing and donating! Isn’t that amazing?!
So a huge thank you to everyone who donated, prayed, bought a shirt, showed your support, or walked on Saturday! We couldn’t have done it without you! Your love for Eli absolutely blows us away and we love you for it!
The buddy walk was a success and we are excited to attend next year (November 9, 3013!).
Definitely plan to make signs and make more noise next year! 😉
Eli was terribly sick on Friday with a cold that is still lingering today. Super snotty, a bit of a cough now, and he just started fussing with a patch of hair above his right ear (I think he’s going for his ear but not coordinated enough yet). Waiting for a call back from the doctor now. Everything I’ve read for treating a cold or cough in an infant is everything we are doing but if he has an ear infection then we need to take care of that. Poor little man!!
But he did wonderful at the walk and is still smiling today.
Next week is Thanksgiving, which is exciting. I love this time of year (not to mention the vacation time! I get to snuggle with Eli!). It will be crazy but it will be fun. I’m thinking this will be my first year to participate in holiday sales 🙂
Next week is Eli’s repeat ABR. Please send prayers for his cold to clear up and his test to go well. I have a good feeling about this one.
Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Thank you again for your prayers, support, donations and love! 🙂 Looking forward to next year.