This GUY is ONE tomorrow. How did you celebrate your 1st birthday? Mine was with cake, some family and a couple party hats. Totally typical.
You all know what a big deal this day is for us. for me. for Brodie. I thought I was going big with having a party with more than family - "WILD ONE" themed....
Well of course that wouldn't be enough.... Not for this little warrior.
Much to my surprise a LIMO (yes a LIMO from Safe & Reliable Limo Company) pulled up to our house - right behind them???? WKYC Channel 3 - Cleveland and Dawn Kendrick Reporter was coming to surprise us with a 1st Birthday surprise fun for our little B-Man.
The limo was filled with littles to help Brodie celebrate - I had no. idea. what. was going on. Behind the scenes there was the most amazing surprise planned by A Special Wish Cleveland Chapter.
A Special Wish Cleveland Chapter has inducted us into their "family" of families as their "59th local Cleveland family". This amazing LOCAL non-profit organization will grant a wish for a child from birth through 20 years of age, who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a life-altering disorder. www.aspecialwishcleveland.org
As Brodie gets older he will receive a special wish that they will treat him to for his crazy and miraculous 1st year battle (with the rest of us in tow of course ;-))
Once again I find myself humbled, overwhelmed and blown away both kindness.
My gift to my son - "My SLIVER OF LIVER"
Cleveland Clinic Children's Transplant gift - LIVE ORGAN DONATION & TRANSPLANT
Cleveland Clinic Radiology Intervention - BLOOD CLOT BUSTED
Brodie's Good Vibe Tribe gift - PRAYERS, GOOD VIBES, INTENTIONS, JUJU
God's gift - MIRACLE OF LIFE
All have been enough to last us a lifetime (hopefully and literally) anything more than that makes us feel undeserving and overwhelmed and amazed by kindness and generosity.
We hope and pray that we can raise awareness, give hope, provide people with knowing what the power of positivity and prayer can provide and tell people to LIVE LIFE FULLY and LOVE and OWN your STORY.
Our little warrior teaches us this every day (or every hour if you are his crazy mama).
We cannot wait to watch him live out his journey we hope you will stay with us for the ride.