Friday, January 14, 2011

Celebrating Differences

It's been amazing to watch the donations pour in for the ONEder Fund. Not that I've been checking the link every few hours and refreshing the page over and over just to watch the total change every time. Cuz that would just be crazy! But I've heard about some people who have been doing just that. The original goal of 15K was reached in record time, less than 24 hours.  The goal was then doubled to 30K, then 47K and now 63K.  Last time I checked the donations totaled more than $60,000.  Incredible!  Such an outpouring of love from all around the world. 


We've been driving all day today.  Vacation with the big kids.  I clicked on Enjoying the Small Things to check the total and was left speechless.  No words can do this justice.  Watch it for yourself and you'll know exactly what I am talking about.



I've watched this video over and over.  Convincing myself that this time I'm not going to get emotional but everytime I lose it when the video gets close to the end and Kelle gives a litttle shout out to Morgan.  "A world that celebrates . . . Morgan."  It's over.  No matter how many times I watch it.  I love everything about this video. It's time we learn to not just tolerate differences but celebrate those differences.  Imagine a world that celebrates every individual! 

Please take the time to watch this video and help make a difference for the 400,000 individuals living with Down syndrome in the United States.  And be sure to look for Morgan doing a puppet show!(1:08)

12 comments:

Kristin said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Grandma Bethany said...

Incredible what one person has been able to do.
This makes me cry each time I see it and I recall all of our emotions when Morgan was born. Little did we know then what an angel came into our lives and continues to bless us.

sweetnektar said...

I saw Morgan in the video Heather and it was just gorgeous!! I sent a vid of Ruby but didn't get there in time. No worries...Even though I am in New Zealand and NDSS has nothing to do with us over here (we have our own association of course!) I still donated just in celebration of all of our little angels...
We ARE ONE.
Hope you are enjoying your cruise!!

Jenny said...

I noticed Morgan right away in the video, and Justin and Colin...It's a beautiful video and I have watched it over and over again and I cry everytime too :)

Kristen's mom said...

I saw Morgan too. and of course Kristen. Isn't Kelle great. She has such an audience and people are listening. Maybe we could whisper a little something in her ear about Reeces Rainbow.

Tara said...

So fun to see all the kids I "know" on it! OT, but Eon's sleep study went well & he needs no intervention! Yay!

Emily said...

Loved the video! Morgan was very cute as usual and I was so happy to see Macy! Amazing! Yesterday was a day of happy tears, first to see that video and then read Kecia's news and then learn of another friend adopting a little boy from RR (and Macy pooped on the potty, lol). I was overcome with the goodness of people. There is so much to be hopeful for!

Have fun on your cruise!

Kelle said...

xoxo. Hope you have the best trip. You deserve it.

Cheri said...

Heather Great post.. and the video was amazing!!

LCR said...

thanks for sharing this! Kelle's blog is an inspration to me:) I found your blog through hers a couple weeks ago, and I love reading your family adventures.

Meghann said...

Truly AWESOME!!!

The princess party looks like it was pretty spectacular!

Heidi said...

aw, i see your girl. beautiful!!!
xoxo