Remember our Ellie, the four-year-old Together Rising raised up in our last Love Flash Mob? Ellie is our Warrior Baby who was in 7 different homes before she found her forever home with her mom Miranda, Well…. ELLIE GOT HER LEGS!!! Several months ago, Miranda wrote to Together Rising: "A genetic disorder caused Ellie's legs to be amputated to her knees and her hands to look different, too. Every day she receives stares and questions from other kids, but her visible challenges are not all she faces. She is healing on the outside and the inside. We are healing together—and she inspires me to carry on every day. My wildest dream for Ellie is new legs. Ellie loves to run. All Ellie wants to do is run, but she is constantly left behind. I don’t want my warrior baby left behind. The legs are incredibly expensive, though, so it’s just out of the question. I can’t give my baby what she needs the most.” Well… we did a little digging, asked some bold questions, and the amazing folks at the Hanger Clinic in Texas agreed to donate half the cost of the Ellie's prosthetics for us. THEN — in a matter of hours […]
You guys! More stories from the Love Flash Mob are rolling in! Meet Dianne, Tim, Mariel and GRAYSON!! Mariel nominated Dianne, Grayson’s mama, as her Shero because of Dianne’s incredible heart and faithful friendship. She told Together Rising that Dianne and her husband, Tim, pour out their lives day in and day out to care for their precious Grayson. Dianne and Tim recently had to cancel their anniversary weekend away when respite care fell through. Mariel wondered if our community could do something special to support Dianne, to show her that she is seen and loved. To Get Dianne Rising. So here’s what we’ve done: We made sure that Dianne & Tim have more respite care in place and are sending them away to spend a lovely weekend in a swanky hotel. And we also sent on some extra goodies for little Grayson. Grayson’s therapist suggested that he might love and benefit from a riding car. Click here to watch Grayson ride! We think it’s a hit, don’t you?? We got Dianne rising by getting Grayson rolling and by sending her away because: ALL GOD’S MAMAS NEED A NIGHT OUTTA THE HOUSE. Especially the special needs mamas, who are […]
This Independence Day, let’s take a moment to be grateful for the opportunity to provide some deeply deserved independence to Shawn, Joline and the girls. Look—they got the car you bought them in the last Love Flash Mob!!! Also, in honor of Independence Day, Together Rising will be supporting 15 other military families who contacted us requesting support. We love you all. It is our honor to serve the servers. Together is better. Love, Us P.S. If you missed the last Love Flash Mob, you can meet our beloved Shawn & Joline’s family here. P.P.S. We are still fulfilling Love Flash Mob requests so stay tuned—your shero will receive her grant from us very soon if she hasn’t already!
Friends, meet Julie. Julie is one of the 176 warriors we lifted up in Together Rising’s last Love Flash Mob. Here’s what one of the friends who nominated Julie said about her: “Julie is my hero. Julie works in a special education classroom and assists the classroom teacher, Mrs Sack. She sits one-on-one with students to help guide them through their lesson plans, accompanies them through the hallways to keep them safe, toilets and diapers the children who are unable to take care of those necessities themselves, and is ever vigilant to monitor the children for warning signs of seizures or other potential sudden illnesses/emergencies. Because of the heightened needs of the students, her work day can be amazingly stressful. Yet Julie greets every school day and each and every student in exactly the same way—with patience and love and a true desire to see the children succeed and grow and experience life to the fullest. (Julie has more patience in her pinkie than I do in my entire body!) After telling me about an especially difficult day, Julie assured me that the rewards far outweigh the negative. She has helped “hopeless” children learn how to write their name, master […]
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