Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pedal Power 2013

I am thrilled to announce that in March, I (along with seven other incredible ladies) will be spinning with the Pedal Power team in Pattison's Academy's 6th annual spin-a-thon!  Lily's OT invited me last year to be on this year's team, and I. Can't. Wait!!!

Visiting the spin-a-thon last year was an incredible experience (click here to read about it), so it will definitely be an honor to participate this year.  It was even suggested that Lily could ride with me!  How cute will that be!?!?

In just a few days we will find out if Pattison's will be Lily's school or if she will just attend their summer camp.  (Since it's a charter school, admission is based on a lottery drawing.)  If Lily doesn't get into Pattison's, that's ok, but it would be GREAT if she did.  The school she currently goes to is fine, but Pattison's is more suited to her needs.  Therapists are always there, they have more specialized equipment, and they LOVE Lily!!  (Ok, so do her teachers at her current school!)  

So even if Lily doesn't get to attend Pattison's school, my heart is with them and I'll always support them.  I think the concept is incredible!  I love how the school does its best to give special needs children normal experiences.  So I am elated that I get to ride.  But with riding comes fundraising.  Our team's goal is to raise $2000, and if you feel led to help support this wonderful school and summer camp, please visit our team's Firstgiving page and consider donating.  You can easily donate from there.  (Oh, and if you do, please let us know that your doing it because you know Lily.)  Here's the link:

And feel free to pass this link on to others that you know--there are Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Share buttons so you can easily do so.  Share Lily's story while you're at it.  Any donations will be gladly appreciated!

As Lily's stamina increases, so does her ability to take more (and better) steps in her gait trainer, to walk assisted with bigger and faster strides, and to push herself into crawling and sitting positions.  Even if it's just summer camp, Pattison's is a place where Lily will get extra exposure to the resources that will help her improve even more.  This family LOVES Pattison's!


  1. Praying for God's good and perfect Will regarding Lily and Pattison. Please, God, let it please You to open this door for Lily!!!
    I'm pleased to be a regular supporter of Pattison Academy also! Highly recmmend...

  2. This sounds like a great fundraiser! I am going to catch up on Lily's blog this week. I am so far behind on everything.
    I hope she gets in to Pattison!

  3. Hey there,
    I can't believe that I came across your blog and I live in South Carolina! I have read many trisomy blogs but I clicked on your blog and was so inspired by your daughter and your family! Do y'all go to MUSC for her care? I started my blog a year ago, but I am really starting to get on it now, so I hope to follow your journey and your walk with The Lord! I have a daughter who will be two in June.