Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday March 27th, 2010
So here we are, the big day. The day of Anaya's fundraising party. For anyone who would like to attend the information is as follows.
Where: Procter Hall
When : 4 pm to 2am
What: Food, silent auction, live bands, DJ's
This event is staffed by volunteers and was coordinated by telephone - so if we have any little hiccups please have patience.
Everyone is welcome. Many people and businesses in the community have contributed to ensure the success of this event. Admission is by donation and kids eat free.
We will be accepting cash or cheques made out to Anaya Cassin-Potts for auction items, entry and dinner. All funds raised for Anaya will go towards her unconventional treatments and her family's other expenses. Anyone wanting a tax deductable reciept can make their cheques payable to the Procter Hall Society with "Anaya" in the subject and they will be given a tax receipt.
On another note...
The last few days Anaya has been conciously moving her feet to rattle a little toy of hers. This is a fantastic achievement and to me it shows how aware and determined she is. There was a fellow here from the Nelson Daily News who seemed to think little of it - but that is only because he is not a father and does not understand the love and hope we have for our beautiful baby. Anaya has been showing slow but steady progress and the fact that she can move her feet intentionally shows that the nerves conducting the signals to the muscles are in fact working. Ask anyone with MS how miraculous it is to get the use of an appendage back. Ask anyone trapped in a paralyzed body how badly they want to move and how miraculous it is when they finally bend a finger. This small step in Anaya's condition is a GIANT leap forward and should not have been trivialized in the article by the Nelson Daily news.
As the parent of a child with a severe disease causing disability I have been pushed entirely out of my comfort zone and into a realm I haven't known before. Where once I have judged others I now stand, knowing the only thing I can do is love my baby unconditionally and care for her needs. Wanting nothing more than to see progress toward her healing and for her to overcome the incredible odds and the judgements of others.
Have you judged others without compassion in the past as I have? Let todays wisdom be to not judge another until you have walked in their shoes. May I be forgiven for my errors and loved for my ability to admit it.