Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Smiles For Bella

Good Morning,

This is the card I made for Bella. I hope it brings her smiles and courage. I hope she realizes that many of us wish her well, and that we believe she will find her way in life, despite this new challenge. This is a CASED card, I saw this book and had to make my own version. I used my own stamps, and changed the color scheme, but the rest is identical, no elaborate brainstorming on my part. I don't usually card case to this extreme, but it was such a pretty card, I had to try it out.

This is the last week for Bella's Hop, if you do send her a card, please leave me a link to it in my comment box and I will pick a winner randomly. That person will receive this Pixie Cottage Stamp courtesy of Michelle's Scrapbooking and More, and a Sugar Nellie Stamp from my own personal stash.
You should be hopping here from Julie Glasgow's blog, the next stop on your blog hop is Adrina Smulder. The full blog hop list is indicated below.

This weeks blog hop list is as follows:

July 13

Denise Lynn
Elizabeth Pujalka
Julie Glasgow
Tanya Rudd YOU ARE HERE!
Adrina Smulder
Chris Olsen
Corry Arnason
Katharina Frei

Rachel Vaughn
Pat Sergeant
Erin Bailey

You can send your card to:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry NH
03053 USA

Bella Tucker is an 8-year-old girl who attends South School Elementary in Londonderry, New Hampshire and is a member of the Phantom Gymnastics team. Bella came down with a near fatal infection on Easter Sunday. Doctors gave little hope for this third graders’ survival, but after five days in a coma she miraculously survived Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation).

Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost. The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and on April 27, 2010, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.

Fortunately, Bella has the love and support of her three older brothers and younger sister during these trying times. The family is suddenly faced with significant challenges, many of which can be eased with financial help. For example, their home in Londonderry, New Hampshire will need extensive modifications to accommodate a wheelchair. Bella's mother, who is also her primary insurance holder, must be by her side during the extensive rehabilitation process and therefore she will be unable to work, causing the family to lose significant income. Since her mother will be with her during this process, the family needs funds for daycare of their other children. Lastly, she will be faced with medical challenges for the rest of her life.