This past weekend Revolve hosted a Bake Sale Fundraiser for one of the littlest members of our family.
Miss Cassie Jo
I cannot gush enough about this sweet girl. Cassie Jo was born with Spina Bifida but her attitude says otherwise. We could all learn a thing or two about joy in struggle from this 4 year old. Here is a piece from her ChipIn site...
Cassie Jo was born March 2008 and has a birth defect called Spina Bifida. She has mild paralysis in her lower legs. She has no control over her calf muscles, feet or ankles. She wears braces and is currently in therapy where she is learning to walk. She has overcome many obstacles. When she was born, they told us she was paralyzed from the waist down. She wasn't. They told us she may turn out to be mentally retarded. She isn't. They said she would never walk. She can. She walks short distances in a little pink pair of arm crutches. She needs a wheelchair for long distances and pretty much anytime we go out in public. The chair gives her an independence she may otherwise miss out on. She can't run, but she can keep up in her chair! She tires easily in the heavier wheelchairs, so the one we are ordering is specially designed out of carbon fiber for maximum efficiency. It only weighs in at 4lbs! She will be able to out-race all the kids on the playground now!
The Bake Sale was a success with $600 dollars raised but we still have quite a ways to go. If you're in Tulsa we'll be at the Chick-fil-a at Tulsa Hills the first Thursday from 5-9pm in August. They will donate anywhere from 10-20% of the proceeds from all the receipts we receive. Come see us and turn in your Chick-fil-a receipt!
If you'd like to make a direct donation please visit her ChipIn site. I wish everyone could meet Cassie Jo, she is pure happiness. God is doing amazing things with this precious little girl!