We got ourselves some awareness bracelets! I’m so excited to get them in! They are green and say ‘Doug’s Journey to Sight’ on each one. If you want to make people aware of our foundation and also help Doug get to China you can buy one for yourself. They are $2 each and we have adult and kid sizes. Just Contact us at DougsJourney2012@yahoo.com.
We also want to let everyone know to keep their calendars clear December 2 and head on over to Maple Shades Holiday Fest. Thanks to Joanne Mortimer we have been donated a table spot on main street that night. Please join us and the rest of Main Street for fun times and you might get a chance to meet the star of our foundation, Doug, himself! That is worth the whole trip, ask anyone who knows him!
CANDLES! If you are interested in purchasing Yankee candles get your orders in now! Sale ends November 10th. If you miss that don’t be upset because we will still be selling Our own Candle Co. candles until November 25. 40% profit goes to us from Yankee and 50% from Our Own Candle Co.
CLOTHES DRIVE! I know I said it last week but I want to make sure everyone knows. We will be collecting any clothes or soft house hold items until May 2012. We are currently looking for a location people can conveniently drop their bag off at, but as of now we are collecting as much as we can without a ‘drop off’ area. So far, so Good! When an official spot is chosen we will let you know! If anyone has an idea for a spot please let us know!
Now about Doug!
Doug had an AWESOME Halloween this year. We started our day with a play date and ended it with trick or treating and candy! He was a Gorilla and our dog was a banana and it was the cutest thing EVER! All in all it was a fun time!
Thanks to everyone for the support and help we have been receiving! We get closer and closer to our goal all the time and hopefully we can get the ball rolling on more fundraisers so we can really see that ‘total earned amount’ go up all the way to 30,000!
Check out some of our halloween fun!:
- Doug was born on September 1, 2010. At 2 months old he was diagnosed with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia(ONH). ONH is when you have an under developed optic nerve causing vision impairment. In Doug’s case, his optic nerves are about 75% smaller than average size. We were told there was nothing we can do to improve his vision, but we refused to believe that was it. After hearing about stem cell treatments being done in China, that include multiple injections & various therapies, we began fundraising. We were able to raise enough money and went to China end of July, 2012. Since then we have noticed multiple changes in Dougie's vision. He is responding to things double to triple the length he was prior, and also reacting to different colors that he had never responded to prior to going. We are ready to go back and have began fundraising for more treatments because we feel they will only improve his vision more. These treatments are not cheap and insurance does not cover any of it. Starting at $24,000 plus travel and expenses, we need around $40,000 total. We did it once; we know we can do it again! Please help us create this MIRACLE and help give our son the gift of sight.