Time for Christmas in July! Balsam Hill is teaming up with 10 blogger to raise money and awareness for 10 different charities. I was so excited when they contacted me because I have a charity near and dear to my heart. You see, my four year old super hero Carsyn has Holoprosencephaly. Have you heard of that before? If not, don’t worry. I had never heard of it until the neurologist said that is what was wrong with my sweet one year old. I said Holo-what?! Carsyn had stopped developing around 7 months and we were trying to figure out what was going on with him.
When I first learned of Carsyn’s Holoprosencephaly diagnosis I went straight to google. At first I didn’t find very much positive information. A lot was negative and I was scared. I did end up coming across the Families for HoPE website. I found hope. There were some amazing stories about children with Holoprosencephaly. I immediately jumped in and had a support system. People to talk to about our struggles. People that understood what I was going through. I ended up going to the Holoprosencephaly Family Conference and met some amazing families. I even was able to capture photos, that they later used for their websites banner.
Families for HoPE Inc. is a volunteer and parent-run organization that provides families of children with HPE both resources and support. The donation tiers and perks are as follows…
- $5 – A chance to receive the entire Balsam Hill Mistletoe & Holly Ornament Set
- $25 – A Balsam Hill Mistletoe & Holly Christmas Ornament
Here are what the new set of ornaments look like. If you donate $25 you will receive one of these.