Thanks ashleyk4214 for your great idea!
Mine is Fernando de Noronha, in Brazil (of course) hahahaha.
Vote! Vote! Vote!
I miss it so much! It was so fun...
Alright ladies Deege had me put up the blog to let you know that tomorrow's theme is create a Meez character! Its so easy just go to this site and create a Meez character! SUPER FUN and you can choose any background, clothing, theme... GO CRAZY!
Just remember to have fun and you can make it as similar or as different from you that you would like!!!
For tomorrow's theme myself and t0xxic ask that you please help bring awareness for SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome) and little baby Kaleb. Some of you may have heard the story already but for those of you who have not please read the original story below. I also put up all of the different pictures of baby Kaleb we have so *PLEASE JOIN US BY CHANGING YOUR AVATAR PIC TO ONE OF THEM*. I also posted links where you can get more info and a link where you can send donations to help baby Kaleb. Kaleb's parents, t0xx and myself also ask for your much needed prayers at this time. :pray: We CAN make a difference!!
:star: www.myspace.com/kristyreynolds (thats the momma, she does updates every day)
:star: www.myspace.com/helpkaleb (the page where you can make a donation and find out other info too)
Here is the original bulletin:
Like any responsible parents, Kristy and Josh Schwade wanted what was best for their only child, Kaleb. They did a background check on their day care worker, and even interviewed her in her home for two hours. Kristy was even willing to drive 20 miles out of her way to provide, what they thought to have been, "optimum" care in a good neighborhood.
On May 9th, 2007 their worst nightmare was brought to fruition. After being in the care of this home day care worker only five times, Kaleb was picked up by his grandmother and aunt. They noticed that he was lethargic and experiencing obvious breathing abnormalities. The caregiver told them he was ill, but Kaleb had just visited the doctors the day before and was given a "clean bill of health". When Kristy arrived at her mother's home to pick Kaleb up, she described him as "having no life in his body". She tried repeatedly to wake him, but with no avail. She and her father got in the car and rushed to the hospital. While in the vehicle, Kristy lifted Kaleb's little eyelids. She noticed that his pupils were different sizes. Being the wife of an EMT, she knew immediately that this was the sign of a head injury- Kaleb needed IMMEDIATE care. They stopped at the nearest fire station. The ambulance took him to the nearest hospital, and he was classified as a "trauma alert". He was then life-flighted to Tampa General Hospital, and was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). He was diagnosed as having Shaken Baby Syndrome. They also discovered that he had been SMOTHERED!
Kristy is not currently working, and she and Josh spend every possible moment by their young son's side. Medical bills, cost of gas, lawyer fees (I assume they will begin building), and general living expenses are mounting.
When something happens to your child, your world STOPS. Suddenly it doesn't matter that your "roots" are growing out and you are getting split ends. It doesn't matter that your neighbor is parking his dumpy car in your parking spot. You no longer care that someone cut you off on the highway, or that someone jumps in front of you in line at the grocery store. Nothing else matters but your child.
Kaleb is their world. The doctors. The PICU. It's all that matters now.
This family is not asking for anything other than your prayers. However- PLEASE, in addition to PRAYING for this family, PLEASE consider supporting them financially. Whether you can give $1 or $10,000- no gift is too small or too large. You can ONLY be blessed by giving.
This situation has become widespread because a friend of Kristy's decided to forward her bulletin asking people to pray for the family. PLEASE support them by spreading the word about this page. The more people who are aware, the more people who have the opportunity to bless this family.
Thank you for viewing this page, and for supporting Kaleb and his family.
Oh, and many of you have been concerned whether or not the sitter has been charged. YES charges have been pressed, but she is currently out of jail on a $5,000 bond. :jawdrop: :mob: :jawdrop:
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Please remember that the National Prayer Vigil is tomorrow evening (June 14th) from 8-9pm! PLEASE help us show the Schwade family our support through prayer during this time. Please know that you can organize something as simple as inviting your neighbors over to your backyard with lawn chairs or it can be as big as inviting your whole town to your local church. Please feel free to make fliers to invite as many people as possible- there's POWER in numbers! "Where two or three are gathered, I am there, too." Matthew 18:20 :pray:
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Below is Kristy's original bulletin posted shortly after the incident.
I write you this message in grief in faith.
My son Kaleb was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room on Wed. after we picked him up from the babysitters house. At UCH they determined that Kaleb had a SubDural Hematoma (His brain is bleeding). He then was Bayflighted (helicopter) to Tampa General Hospitals Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on a Trauma Alert.
Doctors determined that Kaleb was shaken while at the home care he goes to. He is suffering from Shaking Baby Syndrome.
When we first arrived at the hospital they put a pressure gage into his head to monitor the Intercranial Pressure (The pressure that the brain is under due to swelling and Bleeding). He wasn't doing too well all day yesterday, his pressure in his head was ranging between 29-40 and the normal pressure is between 5-20. So doctors decided that the best thing to do was to put a tube into his brain to drain spinal fluid from his ventricle. This procedure was a success and brought the pressure down.
Today however, they did a Cat Scan and saw that Kaleb is now suffering from a stroke and has formed a new bleed in the brain.
I believe in Miracles! I believe that prayer works. I am asking you, all of my friends, whether you know me well or not to PLEASE pray for my little boy Kaleb. He needs a miracle and we need your help!
I know some of you may not believe in God... But he exists! And he's already performed one miracle. Please I ask you, I beg you, to Pray for my little boy and my family. He is my everything.