Wednesday, March 24, 2010

the karma weekly giveaway #6.....and a little favor...

A couple of weeks ago, my "Little Mermaid" was featured in an Etsy treasury by Terraworks. It is really an honor to be picked for any treasury, but this one was very special...and I want to share it with you.

It's called "Postcards for SaToRi".

At the bottom of the treasury was a comment from Terraworks, asking you to click a link that explained the treasury. It linked to this letter.


For those of you who don't know me, my name is Melissa Lewis, Haut Totes on Etsy, as well as Hauttotes on twitter.

My 10 year old daughter Satori has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (type II) She uses a power wheelchair, can't walk, crawl, etc. Despite that she's a rock star!! She has a super sense of humor, gets straight A's even though she misses an average of 40 days of school a year! She's a great sister & daughter & a fantastic person all around.

Because she is so physically weak her body doesn't hold its self up well and she has developed severe scoliosis. The curve of her spine it is now starting to crush her lung, so on March 31 she will have full spinal fusion. They will open her back from the neck all the way down, insert 2 titanium rods, one on either side of her spine, wire the whole thing up and place donor bone in between all the vertebrae. Eventually it will all grow together "fusing" her spine into one long bone.

We are traveling to California to have this done, with an estimated stay in the hospital of 7-10 days. I am hoping to get people to send her postcards from all over. I think that the messages (and pictures) will be fun for her. I also plan to take an atlas and have her mark off states and countries (sneaking in a little geography).

We have great insurance, a FANTASTIC surgeon and a world renowned hospital!!

**Satori is not in need of anything more than some fun messages and exiting postmarks!**

I thought who better than my Etsy and Twitter friends to make that happen!

I am posting this now for those of you who live outside of the US. If you live within the states you should probably hold off sending your post cards for 2 weeks.

This is how the post card should be addressed

Satori Lewis
Surgery date 3-31-10
Davis 7 Pediatrics
UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817 USA

**Be sure to include the surgery date**

Thanks so much everyone!!!

I am sending a little something for Satori. Won't you join me in sending lots of incredible positive energy to her and her family? And one little postcard to put a smile on that little girl's face.

For this week's giveaway, I'll be sending one lucky reader an 8 x 8 giclee print of the "Little Mermaid" that was chosen for Satori. Here's what you need to do:

Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered. Only one comment per person, please. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner the following Tuesday evening at 11pm EST. I'll announce the winner of the previous week's giveaway, and we will start the next giveaway. Just enter a comment below...and send lots of positive thoughts and prayers my way. That's all you have to do. And if you want to know more about the giveaway and how it came here. But need to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the current week's contest. :)

Thanks for reading and sending me lots of positive thoughts and inspiration every week. I hope you'll take the time to send a little postcard to Satori this week too.

Let's swamp that hospital with postcards!!!

Love, Light, and Big HUGS,
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