Tuesday, March 4, 2014

It's Magical

This is Sarah, not Lily.  But every time I watch this video, I can't help but think, "This could be Lily."  I think this because it's just the way that Pattison's is.  It's magical.  And if you don't believe me, watch this video.

This is Lily.  Her teacher sent this video to me just the other day.  When Lily began going to Pattison's in September, she was crawling.  Slowly.  She now crawls much faster. . .with a purpose.  Just the other night, she was playing with a ball.  As it got away from her, she would crawl around the room to get it.

That's the best example, but so much more is going on.  The other day, she took a sip of water from a cup and swallowed it!  She transfers objects from hand to hand.  She cruises the couch with assistance.  She purposefully reaches for objects that she's dropped.

That's the magic of Pattison's.  Because before September, Lily was not doing these things.  Every day she gets stronger, more aware.  It's like they wave a magic wand, and POOF! there's another area of improvement.

What's even better is that it's not just Lily who is affected.  There are 31 other children with severe disabilities who attend Pattison's.  They, too, get the magic.  It's so beautiful!

On Saturday, Pattison's will have its annual spin-a-thon.  The spin-a-thon raises money for both their summer camp and the school.  Some friends of mine (and Rani and Autumn) and I will be spinning for this fundraiser.  Our goal is to raise $2000.  We are 98% there!  If you have been inspired by Lily's story, won't you please consider donating?  Donations are tax deductible, and obviously, they go to a good cause.

Donations can be made at www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/brenda-reagan/pedal-4-pattisons-2014.  That's our team's page.  We thank you, in advance, for considering!  So does Lily.  Here's a picture that was taken at school.  Isn't she so beautiful!  Oh, and happy!  She really LOVES her school!

Photo: Meet sweet Lily and her Mom this Thursday on Lowcountry Live!  They will be on with skirt! folks talking about Pedal 4 Pattison's and how summer camp and P.A.C.E. have changed their lives!   See you all in 4 days!!!

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