fundraiser for Down syndrome society and awareness

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fundraiser for Down syndrome society and awareness

There is a blog I go to frequently called Enjoying the Small things. It is written by a mom, photographer, and writer named Kelle Hampton about her life. I found her blog shortly after her 2nd daughter Nella was born, and to the families surprise...she was born with Down syndrome. Since then I have followed Kelle's blog which always includes such inspirational words, lovely photographs, and just an uplifting and positive message. Last year Kelle hoped to raise $15,000 for the Down syndrome society in honor of Nella's 1st birthday. To her surprise she was able to raise $100,000 for the charity. She was overwhelmed by the generosity and caring of others. Nella is now approaching her second birthday, and Kelle is asking for help again. She is going for 2 for 2. $200,000 for the charity to celebrate Nella's 2nd birthday. Last I looked she was about 40,000 short of this goal with 5 days to go. She has made a video to spread awareness and to ask for help from anyone who can. I do not know Kelle, I do not have a child with Down syndrome, but I have been touched by her blog and her change the world attitude. I am asking everyone to go to her site, read her story of Nella's birth...watch her video...and spread the word! Thanks!! All donations are 100% going to the Down syndrome society...and I did speak with Missy before posting this!! Thanks everyone!! www.kellehampton.com

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Oh gosh that video made me cry.. such sweet babies. I shared on my Facebook.

Joined: 07/27/06
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thank you thank you!! I sobbed when I read Nella's birth story....but Kelle's messages are sooo darn positive! I just find her to be a true inspiration! I really hope she reaches her goal!!

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just wanted to let you all know...she reached her goal...although a little after her daughter's birthday (I think like a week) they reached the $200,000 for the cause!! Smile Congrats to the family...they are doing a lot to help!

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Excellent! Really such a sweet blog and those girls of hers look so awesome.