Monday, November 8, 2010

Photos for Mito 2010

It was one of the coldest days we have seen in months. We started off the morning by scraping ice off the windshield of Jay's truck with a credit card...we Floridians don't often own real bonefied ice scrapers. In a pinch, a credit card comes in handy to scrape off a thin layer of ice. We Floridians are also known to be quite resourceful...sippy cups can be used as urinals, bean bag filling as snow, credit cards as ice scrapers.

I started the morning in a fleece coat, gloves and wool hat. Due to the low temps, I was secretly wondering how many would cancel...not a one did. It was an amazingly successful day! It turned out to be a gorgeous sunny 60-something degree day, and the photo sessions went beautifully. We are waiting on a few more donations trickling in, but a rough estimate of the earnings puts at more than last year's total for this fundraiser. I'll have a more accurate number in the end, but it is looking like we made about $1500.

Tackling a disease with no cure sometimes feels like we are sitting and spinning our tires, but helping gather funds for UMDF makes us feel like we may be making a difference...for research, for treatments, for a potential cure for mito. For Nathan and so many others afflicted with this disease.
Thank you to all who participated and helped with this fundraiser. Thanks for helping us make a difference!


Sarah on November 8, 2010 at 7:37 PM said...

Look at all those wonderful people all living with Mito. Wow how crazy that the faces of mito can look so normal.

I think I'm going to go ahead and start fundraising for UMDF for Quinn.

Amber on November 8, 2010 at 7:42 PM said...

Actually Sarah, there was only one child affected with mito participating in the fundraiser. All of the others were not affected with this disease. It was a photography fundraiser supporting UMDF...I did photo sessions for donations made to UMDF.

Tara on November 8, 2010 at 8:12 PM said...

Amber, what an awesome job as always. They all look amazing. Thank you so much! I love, love, love our pictures

Anonymous said...

I think Tara sumed up my thoughts perfectly!! We love our pictures as well. Thank you so much! We Love You!

Heidi on November 8, 2010 at 9:13 PM said...

AWWW, great pics Amber. I so wish I could take part :) Thanks for making a difference for our kids.
Heidi & Jack.

cmoursler on November 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM said...

what beautiful children.

Colton's Journey on November 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM said...

what an awesome idea and super photos!

Ash on November 10, 2010 at 9:23 AM said...

Awesome fundraising. The pics look great too! I wish we lived closer and could participate. You did a great job, Amber!

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