It’s here the big day, most of you have heard me ramble on about it, my amazing, talented friend Sonia of Mummy Loves did an unthinkable thing months ago, she has never met Grayson or even me (to be changed in May) but she set herself a challenge to raise as much money as possible towards Grayson’s Trike, so she set up an Online Auction.
After contacting many companies and friends, 102 amazing donations were received from some incredibly generous friends, bloggers and companies. There are too many items to mention, but they include items from Stokke, Trunki, Kodak and so many more.
You maybe asking why does Grayson need this Trike, what are you raising for?
Grayson was born different from most children, but when you look at him you can’t tell, Grayson by definition is a SWAN – SWAN is a term given to Children/Adults who have “a Syndrome without a Name” Grayson has brain damage, severe Global Developmental Delay and is physically and mentally disabled. He has a rare genetic condition that may never be found.
Grayson at 3yo can still not walk or talk, his communicative skills are going to be a struggle and may never come, but physically although his body is weaker than you can imagine and his legs have little to no tone, it is possible Grayson could find a way to move.
Grayson unlike other boys and girls does not get to enjoy going to the park or playing as he is not capable, his weeks are made up of hours of physiotherapy, this is where the trike will help him tremendously! You see the trike will allow him to strengthen his legs and core muscles whilst he is having fun like every other little boy and girl, he will be able to go to the park with his little sister, side by side on their trikes. He won’t have to peddle as the special trike will do it for him moving his legs and working his hip joints that are currently failing him.
This special trike will allow gorgeous little Grayson to enjoy a section of his life but also hopefully help him to have a life in the future that he deserves.
Sonia knows I just want my little boy to smile and have fun, like most parents my child being happy is my greatest wish and that is why she set up the auction. So please help me show Sonia support, do what you can, either go bid on the items (details here on how to do so), share the auction through social media(tweet/Facebook/blog), share the auction to your real life friends, or just go donate if nothing takes your fancy.
I shall be your friend for life as will this little fella.