This silly blog of mine is taking a serious stand today. Look at me complaining about a common illness and the effects it took on a single day (yesterday). While, some friends of ours have a wee little gal, Amelia , who's struggling with a serious disease called Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA). Please take a few moments to watch the video below. It's hard to watch the video and not envision your own children in Amelia's shoes.
For the last 10 weeks, Amelia's daddy has been training for the Hospital Hill Half-Marathon coming up on June 7th. So many charitable causes have organized races, runs, walks, etc… but because DBA is so rare, there is nothing out there like that for them. It’s up to the individual families to do their own fund raising events.
Please consider making a donation in Amelia's honor. A check can be made out to the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation and mailed to the following address:
7769 Rosehill Road
Lenexa, KS 66216
The DBAF will mail you a receipt of your donation for tax purposes. Thanks in advance for any donation, big or small. It will make race day that much more inspirational for our friends - who can’t think of a better way to honor Amelia (just five days before her 4th birthday). Your dollars will aid a foundation committed to improving Amelia’s quality life and ultimately curing her of this disease!