Monday, July 29, 2013

A Must Read Story of the Magic of Love

When I read the letter that came with the thank you cards I received today, I knew I wanted to share it with you. Please take a moment to read about the amazing young lady who helped Ms. Sandi create these thanks you cards for the July I Feel the Love Project.

"... In 1986 the family was gathered at the hospital waiting for the arrival of their new addition.  Immediately the doctors  rushed baby Jessica to ICU because she was born with a cleft palate, a club foot, paralysis to the left side of her face, thus making her an at risk baby.  She was diagnosed with Trisomy 13 and a heart murr mur.  The statistics at that time were that 90% of children born with these conditions didn't live past the age of 3.  If she did survive, she would most likely have a low IQ, and have difficulty walking and talking if at all.

With years of therapy, two cleft palate surgeries, an eye surgery, three ear surgeries, a feeding tube, learning sign language... Jessica started walking and talking and is now an energetic and very expressive young lady who wants everyone to be happy.

It is with this love and enthusiasm that Jessica helped design and created these thank you notes for the I Feel the Love Project.  

Jessica loves hearts and the background on the cards are hers and hers alone.  There was no input from anyone else, no guidance or even suggestions given!  There is such a magical rhythm to these hearts.  

Some are open, some are closed, some have side pockets.  And to add to the magic of these cards, they were completed in spite of a tooth extraction and a traumatic seizure.  Jessica is a trooper!

Ms. Sandi added to read hearts and the word cloud on the inside of the card and packaged them to get mailed out.

We sincerely hope you appreciate and enjoy the "thank you" notes and gladly share the magic..."

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Set of 12 thank you notes, box, and envelopes.

If you would like to be a part of this project...  
All you need to do is:

Submit your hand crafted card/s by July 31st to:

Madison Womack
IFTL Project
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423

Project #23
Please share your project with everyone by linking it to the I Feel the Love Project photo gallery before you put it in the mail. Click HERE to find the photo gallery. Thank you all in advance.  This could never work with out you and all your continued support.  Spread the word!

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1 comment:

  1. The Thank you notes, box and envelope are just beautiful..... Love the little hearts..
    I recently went back to work (2 weeks ago) and I have been to and from Albany and NY. I was not able to craft as much or do what I love most to make cards for the IFTL and was feeling a little down(disappointed with myself) so I decided due to my schedule to step down from one of my DT.I want to be able to dedicate more time in helping this beautiful cause. Yes, I will be crafting this
    Have a wonderful day,
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