"I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be." Stephen Chbosky
I think I had a happy day today? I can't believe I am writing that, but I can honestly say that I enjoyed our sick day today. Gavin and I had a lot of fun just being together with nothing to do but wipe noses and spend all afternoon in our fuzzy robes. Even when he put on my necklace with Ty's locket and wanted it open so he could talk to Ty, I didn't get teary-eyed. I liked watching him try to interact with his brother (until he got a little too rough with the locket and I almost freaked out!). I did feel bad when he said "but he's not talking back to me," and I told him I wished he could talk back to all of us, but not to worry because he is always with us and listening to us and telling us things in his new and special way. Gavin doesn't really get that - of course - but he seems okay with those kinds of explanations, which is a blessing.
How can I begin to thank you all for the constant flow of photos today. All of your efforts in support of Stand Up to Cancer were outstanding. My phone started firing up around noon today and I swear it hasn't stopped since. I just heard the new message alert twice while writing the previous sentence alone! Make that three times because it just went off again! I have seen probably over 100 SU2C signs that honored Ty, TLC, SuperTy, Ty Louis Campbell and all of the kids! We are all so blessed to have such incredible support and we can't thank you enough. That simple gesture of taking a photo with a placard means so very much. It really does. So... thank you.
I am happy to share with you the link to our new website. I am still trying to track down some login information for the superty.org URL - which will also have a new look where you can easily access the blog, the foundation or the muddy puddles project - but until them I'm so happy to show you the website specifically designed for the foundation. The most important element is everywhere, and that is simply Ty. His smile is on almost every page because we always want to remember who started all of this and why we are doing what we are doing. Heck, he is in the logo!
I did not do this alone. I had several people helping every step of the way. First, the logo designer. She is a mom in Georgia who offered to help and she has blown me away with her incredible designs for both the foundation and the Muddy Puddles Project. Then, there is the website team. Namely, a friend who I've never met named George. He took our vision for the website and made it everything we hoped for and more. Last, my friends, foundation volunteers and colleagues who helped to proofread and test the site along the way. THANK YOU.
There is still time to nominate me as an unstoppable mom contest on the Kelly and Mike show(humble as I want to be, I also really want to get on this show to spread awareness so I'm just going for it... that's it... pick me for unstoppable mom!). In addition, there is another contest with Self Magazine for "Women Doing Good." For those of you who saved your written nominations for unstoppable mom, please consider repurposing them for this contest as well.
Address: 91 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, NY 10512
Phone#:this number has been specifically set up for this contest please do not call: 845-204-5447
We can't stop trying because every little ounce of mainstream exposure like this, every donation won, can make such a big difference. Thanks everyone!