Sunday, October 15, 2006

Kidd's Kids

Back in early August, Chase was listening to 106.1 when he heard a random announcment about Kidd's Kids wanting more families to sign up for their Disney World trip this year. I had never even heard of this before. Anyway Kidd Kraddick in the morning founded this really cool organization where they send disabled or chronicly ill children with their families to Disney from donatitons they receive. All excited Chase asked if we could apply. He heard them say that diabetics could go. I'm thinking, diabetic? Like that's the worse of his problems. I've never signed up for anything like this, never even thought of it. Why would I? Things like that don't happen for people like us, do they? An all expense paid trip to Disney World for the entire family? Get real. That happens for those kinds of people in like, well, Hallmark Lifetime movies or something. But it never hurts to try and it sounded like we qualified. Certainly we've had the most devastating finincial three years ever. We haven't been able to take the kids on any sort of vacation for I don't even know how long. If we couldn't drive there, we didn't go. And Chase definitely has a chronic illness. Unbelieveably, we got a letter that said we get to go. It's still a little hard to believe. And I'm afraid to get too excited - for when you live with an ill child, you never know what is going to happen day by day. And sure enough, during all this excitment, Chase ruptured his spleen and now we are doing all the preparatory work to get him evaluated for a new liver. I've asked all the doctors and so far the consenus is that we should go and have a great time. We could all use a little stress free time. Stress free? More than that. It's gonna be awesome! All right, I'm gonna quit suppressing my excitement. It's gonna be great!
Thank you Kidd Kraddick, Derrick, and all the crew. You're the best!
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