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Monday, December 10, 2012

Sleep Deprivation

Well this weekend was beyond busy! Saturday was Jason's fundraiser (his back story). I swear there aren't enough hours in the day when you're on a tight schedule. Between running around to pick up donations for the Chinese Auction, stopping in to businesses we hadn't heard back from, and picking up supplies for Saturday. Whole lot of running and barely enough sleeping.

We were up til 1am I think on Thursday night, up til 3-3:30am Friday night, and up and moving from 9:30am til about 3:30-4am Saturday. I definitely plan on slipping in some extra sleep here and there this week when I can to make up. It's one of those situations where I can't even be upset or grumpy about my lack of sleep. It's not like I stayed up reading a book or watching TV you know. Those late nights were done for a good cause.

The whole purpose of this fundraiser was to raise money for the family and raise awareness for childhood cancer. Ever year we have it drilled in our heads about breast cancer awareness for an entire month. While that is a good thing, people tend to forget about all the other forms of cancer out there. People don't realize, unless they know someone, how devastating childhood cancers are. Not just on the child but their family too. A random genetic thing can strip a child of their childhood in an instant. Can't go out and play with other kids because the germs they carry would be life threatening. Visitors are limited and have to take precautions before they can even be around the child. A cough, a sneeze, or that little feeling that you're coming down with something means you can't go anywhere near them. Food and drink need to be monitored. The worst part of it is the medicines they're given. These children are having chemicals pumped into their system to kill off the disease. Those chemicals change the way they feel, think, act. Their families just have to sit and watch and hope that all goes well and the treatment is effective.

So I'll continue to be sleep deprived if it means that one family can get the support they need.

I want to roll out the list of people who deserve a HUGE THANK YOU for all of the help they provided us:

  • Jen McGinn from All American Sports Pub
  • Brad from Berks Lanes
  • Patti Lutchkus
  • Carri Finkbeiner-Rapp
  • Laura from Jamberry Nails
  • Rob Marella from Seafood Shanty
  • Liz Goos from It's All the Rage Hair Designs
  • Dave from Party City
  • Jess & Bob Santoro
  • Bryan Anastasio from Lasting Image Tattoo Shop
  • WWE
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Reading Fightin Phils
  • Natasha Englebach from Hair on the Avenue
  • Celeste Arrowood from Portrait Innovations
  • Molly Campbell from Dandelion Jewelry Store
  • Olive Garden
  • Yankee Candle
  • Penn Avenue Music
  • Lebo's Pedal Parlor
  • Wyomissing Fitness & Training
  • Red Lobster
  • Learning Express
  • Austin's Steakhouse/Yogo Crazy/J.B. Dawson's
  • Chili's 
  • The Dog Stops Here

*A special Thank You to some anonymous donors who helped support our cause as well


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