Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Giving a Little Back

As many of you know our little man Carson was hospitalized when he was 4 1/2 months old with infant botulism. It was some of the most scary and trying times in our life, but also one of the most strength and faith provoking experiences. It took several days to diagnose Carson as we watched him sink into complete paralysis. Carson had to be intubated and kept on life support, and was in the hospital just over 3 weeks, with an additional 2+ weeks on a feeding tube and medications. We will forever feel in debt to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego where we fell in love with our doctors and nurses who saved his life, treated us so well and gave him the best care possible. While there, we also met so many other amazing families at Children's who were there for a much longer term of care.
This year, our family is joining in the "Shamu and You" Family Walk at Sea World for Rady Children's Hospital as THE CARSON BROWN FAMILY TEAM on October 4th.
If you are looking for a little exercise, after all, the holidays are just around the corner, this is a great cause, and we'd love any additional team members. Or if you have just been looking for the perfect organzation to make a donation to.....i'm throwing out my recommendation for the Rady Children's hospital. They are an amazing facility and not only save people's lives everyday, but they do it with love and care, and a mom can't ask for more than that!!!
*If you do want to donate, you can make checks payable to Rady Children's Hospital and send them to either my house or Grandma Karen...but seriously don't feel obligated at all!!!

*On a side note...tonight at all Coldstone Creameries, they are giving out free ice cream from 5-8 to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation:)


Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

Hello Beautiful Brown family, Checking in after too long! How do we donate? We have always been so overwhelmed by the love and financial support we have received over the years for the CF Foundation (including from your families!) and we love to return the favor! Send me an e-mail: and let me know where to send the check. BTW, your last post had me cracking up remembering Nathan trying to teach me how to water ski in Lake Powell. I just couldn't get up on those skis. Finally he threw me the kiddy skis and I got up on the first try : ) It was a little embarrassing but I was just thrilled to be able to do it!!

Blythe said...

If I was going to be in town I would definitely do the walk with you! How do you donate?

shay said...

I love it that Rady gives opportunities to give back like this. I wish Mary Birch had something similar...hmmmm...maybe I'll start something! I didn't know about cute Carson. It really is the trying and scary times which are the most faith promoting and help us to develop our character and strength. Thank heaven for sweet little miracles like Carson! You go, girl!

Hazen5 said...

I remember Carson's strugle. It was so scary, now look at him!