Friday, April 25, 2008

Arthiritis Walk & Update

Hello All!
Allison is working a fever this morning so she isn't at school and doesn't feel up to blogging yet. She has lots she wants to fill everyone in on so hopefully later today she will feel up to getting on the computer and posting some pictures and the things she has been doing lately. She is having up and down days this week. We are finding that there are times Allison is able to push through and almost avoid a fever or high fever but then the next day or so she has to "payback" what she borrowed from the "energy bank." She has experienced this a couple times this week when she went on a field trip for 1/2 day with her class on Tuesday but then Wed. was miserable. Yesterday she did great in Portland at the doctor's and now seems to be paying back.

Allison has inspired us to participate in our local Arthritis Foundation Fundraising Walk. It will be May 10th in Salem. There is a 5K and a 1 mile walk so there are options. :) Allison would like to get 10 people to walk with her on her team. She is, of course, the captain and loves the idea of being incharge. She has set a lofty goal of trying to raise 1200.00. Each team member that raises $100.00 gets the free t-shirt. If you would like to know more about this go to the following website: At this site you can simply look on the left side under Visitors and click on "Support a Participant." That will take you to a place to type in a name and then you can go directly to the participant's site. Once there you can follow along with how the participant is doing, donate on-line or print off a donation card you can mail in. All of us are participating and hoping for more family and friends to join us. You can find currently sites for Allison, Mitch and Leslie. John and Jacob have yet to be added but will be soon. :)

1 comment:

beachbirdie said...

Hi Allison,

Thank you for stopping by at my blog and for your kind comments. I don't write there very much; you do such a good job with yours!

I am sorry you are having a bad week. I keep praying for you!

I found this story when I was learning about my thyroid disease (I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis). It has helped a lot of people understand what it's like to have a condition that makes you feel bad a lot of the time. Maybe it will help your family too...

The Spoon Theory.