Last year I was part of a team through my moms club for the MOD. It was the first that I had really heard about the MOD. I had known about them but never really knew much about them till I heard my moms club was starting a team in memory of Scott. Well when I started reading about the MOD I got so excited. It was the first time I had been this excited since Scott's passing. I remembering yelling to Mike I found our organization to support in memory of Scott. We had so desperately been seeking a way to honor Scott and remember him but when your child is born with some sort of rare brain disorder which there is no diagnosis for it's hard to find a organization for that. So not only did I find a way to honor and celebrate my son but I found Share. I was nervous at first posting especially when I started a blog because I was the "new kid" and didn't know anyone on here. Then people started commenting and I felt like I had a new community of friends. Friends who got it.
Well this year we have started our own team and we are Team Popcorn. Yes many wonder why popcorn...C gave this name to Scott when I was pregnant with him since we did not share the name. Well the name caught on and everyone was calling my baby, baby popcorn during my pregnancy. Poor Scott would have had such an unusual nickname...
We are currently holding our team fundraiser which is of course selling popcorn. I am truly amazed at how well it is going. within a couple of hours sending out my email I had 4 orders. I have friends/family selling popcorn for us. Everyone just seems so very excited about this and I think that this can be an annual fundraiser for us. The company we chose is a small company in the midwest and what I really liked is that they give a percentage of their profits from fundraising to SIDS Research in memory of their son. So buying one bag of popcorn is supporting not only two causes but causes to help babies.
I love this time of year now and when things start getting in to full gear for the walk. It's nice to have something positive to focus on in memory in Scott and know that we are doing something good. I am just so full of excitement and anticipation of everything. Of course I may be singing a different tune come end of February when I am sorting out bags and bags of popcorn to give out!
Hooray for Team Popcorn! What a wonderful way to honor Scott. It's said frequently here on Share that this is the best club that you never hoped to be a part of. I'm glad that you were able to find MOD and Share. We walk this journey with you.
I love the name Team Popcorn. What an awesome tribute to your Scott.
I'm so glad you found MOD and Share. I'm sorry you had reason to find us, though.
We are better for you having found us.
Good luck with your fundraiser.
I LOVE your team name! I wish I came up with something creative, but I guess there's always next year. Good luck with your fundraising!
YAY! Team popcorn! You are doing such an amazing job honoring your sweet boy! Im so blessed to have gotten the chance to meet you! cant wait to see you again soon!
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