May all good things "swing" your way in the New Year!
*Note to family (and those who care to look): To see a few more photos of family from our Oregon trip - click here.
Looking for a way to provide service this holiday season?
Here is a great opportunity. Starting Thursday, December 10th,
there will be a charity auction at BLOOMto benefit Claire and Benson Skinner.
As explained by their parents, "Benson and Claire were born with a rare
genetic disease in which their liver produces too much oxalate--called
primary hyperoxaluria. Claire's condition has progressed much faster than
Benson's. She has been on dialysis since she was 3 months old and is on
dialysis 3 hours a day, 6 days a week. She is now on the waiting list to
receive a combined kidney / liver transplant. It is expected Benson will
eventually need similar transplants."
You can read more about the Skinners' experience HERE.
All proceeds from the auction at BLOOM will
go directly to Claire's COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association)
account to help pay for her transplant. Please head over to
BLOOM Thursday-Saturday for the auction!