Thursday, March 12, 2009

Unity Blog Candy For A Sweet Lil Princess!!!

I want to share a truly touching and amazing story...........many of you may already know about sweet Princess Tay and her amazing story!!! I know all of you fellow Unity addicts sure do!!! Please read about Tay and her incredible mom, Gina, along with the rest of her family at Taylor's Caring Bridge Website. Here's just a small excerpt from the introduction:

"Tuesday evening around 7pm, Dr. Reich came in the room and told us, "You will be seeing a specialist tonight, we think Taylor has Leukemia."
Just like that and her world was changed, ours was rocked. We were told over the next two days about ALL and the high success rates. Then we were told that she had indicators of AML and then it was confirmed that it was AML. The success rate 60% instead of 90%. We were rocked even deeper. That same day we were told that she had, what appeared to be, chromosomal defects in her leukemic cells. That was confirmed a day after that - monosomy 7 and 5Q- were in half of her leukemic cells meaning she would need a bone marrow transplant to have a chance at fighting this monster.
She has endured 3 rounds of chemo. After the first round she was declared to be in a complete remission and has stayed that way until now. On February 5th, 2009 she received her bone marrow transplant - cord blood from a New York site. The donor's birthday is 10/6/2005 based on the cord blood gathering date and I can't wait until the day Taylor and this family can meet.
She will heal - this is our mantra. She's a fighter and she's going to win."


I avidly keep tabs and wait for the truly miraculous and joyful day when Tay and her family can all be back in their own home together and get back some semblance of childhood!! Her life will be different always......but she and her family will forever touch and help and support and inform and pray and love.....so many who will fight this same fight!!

Before the Blog Candy......I have to share this post about these wonderful and very special Bracelets for Tay:

"Oh, and guess what came in the mail today? My mom took a pic to send to me so it's not the clearest but I wanted to share it will all of you.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b82/Gina_Jones/Bracelets.jpg
Aren't they gorgeous?? If you haven't ordered one and still would like one we have some left. They are $3 and you can either pay thru here:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=271392 or you can email me for our address ( ginamariajones@gmail.com ) and I can accept checks there. For those of you who have paid, I will be sending them out in the next couple of days. I will let you know for sure when :) YAY!"

I've ordered a couple and one of them will be included with this Blog Candy!!! So what is the Blog Candy??? Well..............it's the very Stamp Kit, Sparkle Princess, that Angela and Lisa Hetrick and Unity Stamps made just for sweet little Princess Tay!!!! And $5 is donated to this amazing family from EVERY single kit sold!!! So the Sparkle Princess stamp kit and the very special Titans For Princess Tay bracelet make up this Blog Candy!!! What do you have to do??? Just leave a comment!!! I'd love it if you could visit Tay's site and leave her a fun comment, but it's not a requirement to enter............I'll share a secret.......I color my comments PINK after I type them 'cuz she loves Pink!!! Just like me!!! LOL I'll announce the winner tomorrow nite during the Unity Hip Hop that's always sooooooooooooooo fun!!!! I'll also post the winner here on my blog!!!!

Also check out a wonderful and special new blog I was asked to be a part of......A Heart With Paper Wings. It's a special RAK blog and just getting started so it's under construction......please comment on the blog or e-mail any of the team if you'd like to participate as RAK'ing can never have enough Angels!!!!

Ready for a busy day??? HIP HOP with Unity and then join the Gina K. Release Party......all on Splitcoast!!!! I'll be back tomorrow for HHH and the Blog Candy winner!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

24 comments:

  1. Lee I don't know how you do it all...you are one amazing lady!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful thing for you to give away to help support Tay and her story. What a tough thing for any family to go through.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the story! How sweet of you to post in pink for her!!

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  4. You are amazing to put the spotlight on Princess Tay! I am an avid follower of Gina's blog about taylor too! So sweet you are Lee!

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  5. This is such a nice story about a little princess who just has to have a happy ending!! Thanks for offering blog candy, and having a stamp to continue to use would be fantastic.

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  6. Oh Lee! You are just a sweetheart! What wonderful candy! I keep up with Taylor too.

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  7. This is not a comment to look for the candy, Lee. This comment is to let you know that YOU are the candy--the sweetest person I know in blogland and elsewhere. You are one special person!

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  8. Wow Lee-You have a heart of gold. Thank you for making this known to all of us.

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  9. wow, the story is touching.
    thank you for sharing this with us.

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  10. Lee you are such a sweetheart!! :) Those bracelets are so awesome!! We love Taylor!!!

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  11. what an awesome blog candy to share i love hearing about taylor and hope that a miracle happens for this sweet little lady.

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  12. Taylor is so strong! I would fold at hearing such news.

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  13. Wow...that's a crazy and touching story! See you around today...it's gonna be busy!

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  14. I follow Tay's blog too, In fact Gina said I ordered the very first braclet! As of Wed. Tay is Cancer free!!! What a beautiful day this is to celibrate LIFE!!
    From Tay's blog
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009 06:50 PM, MDT
    Day +34 update

    Dr. Giller just called to tell me the cytogenetics test came back - the one that would show further in depth if there were any lingering cancer cells by looking for monosomy 7 and 5Q- and it's negative.

    Taylor has NO cancer cells in her body. Can they come back? Sure, they can. Is it likely? We sure hope not and from the way she has kicked cancer's butt thus far i would have to say no way. This is huge!

    Today is the best day of my life, by far.

    hugs,

    gina

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  15. I wish and pray for only the best for Princess Tay. What a sweet gesture for you to do,you are awesome Lee!

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  16. What a touching story. I will visit the little princess to be sure!

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  17. I am so SOOOO happy to hear that little Taylor is cancer free. You know I've been reading about her since her story was first posted on the Unity forum. She is an amazing little girl. Her smile could light up the world.

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  18. I love Unity stamps, but with limited funds....hope I win! ;o) Thanks for a chance to win 'em!

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  19. Lee ~ Thanks so much for sharing with us about Taylor. I will pray for her and her family. I checked out the new blog. What a wonderful idea!

    Christi D.

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  20. You are so sweet!! Many prayers for Tay and her family! (((LEE))) Thank you for sharing this with me!

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  21. Thanks Lee for sharing Taylor's story with us...I am new to blogging and wanted to check out this hip hop thing with Unity stamps..I will go to Taylors site and leave a comment (cute idea...do it in pink!!)

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  22. Lee, Bless you for being so kind and generous. As always Taylor is in my prayers.

    Hugs
    Tonya

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  23. You are such a sweetheart, Lee!

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Your comments truly warm my heart! Thank you so much for making my day!