Tuesday, April 29, 2014

No card, but maybe you can help!


Gah!  So bummed that I haven't been around much these days!  Hopefully life's craziness will settle soon and I can get back into my craft room!  But in the meantime...
Just wanted to share a story with you that touched me deeply.  This community is so thoughtful and caring, and I thought it would touch you too.  It's a local news story here in Vancouver that was shared recently about a fifteen year old girl named Brooklyn who suffers from a form of autism and epilepsy.  She was involved in an exchange program with a group of students from Prince Edward Island, on the east coast of Canada. 
As planned, students from PEI visited Vancouver first.  During that visit, Brooklyn had an epileptic seizure.  As a result, a board determined that Brooklyn would not be able to make the exchange trip out to PEI with her peers.  This decision was devastating for Brooklyn and it broke her heart.  Watching her story on the news broke my heart too.  If you have a few moments, please watch Brooklyn's story here.
For more information, you can visit Brooklyn's Facebook page.  A petition has been started to reverse the decision and help Brooklyn get to PEI.  I signed it and I'm hoping you will consider signing it too.  It will take less than five minutes and it could help this sweet, brave, intelligent girl get what she deserves.
Thank you so much for letting me share this with you!


  1. Thank you for sharing this news that is so close to me! I hope the exposure gained through social media will pressure the school to reverse the decision!

  2. You are so sweet to share this story...

  3. Of course, Chuchee. Thank you for sharing this with us. You are such a sweetheart! I'm so glad we are practically family now thanks to the hamkids!! Miss you and your wonderful cards! I hope you can settle in soon to a routine that includes your art! Big hugs, Darnell

  4. I'm sad that you haven't had much time to craft lately--- bummer!

    What a sad story! I feel horrible for Brooklyn <3

    Hope you are doing well! THANKS for leaving love on my blog and all the other blogs I'm featured <3 YOU ROCK!


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