Come Roll With Me ...
and if you don't roll, then you can walk or run. In nine days from now, on August 19th, Emmett and family and friends (aka The Orange Hippos) are going to be rolling, walking, and perhaps even running in Florence and Charlie's 10K to End SMA. Emmett and The Orange Hippos have so far raised over $5000 towards this very important cause. And it's not too late to make a donation, you can click the link to take you to the Running Room where you can make a donation and receive a tax receipt. If you want to support Emmett in this roll-a-thon, please click here to make a donation.
If you want to join us and walk at 10 a.m. on August 19th, we'll be at Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C. The rolling (and walking for those without wheels) will begin from Ceperly Park, Second Beach Gazebo.
Emmett has been busy and happy this month. He participated at his churches Vacation Bible Camp and loved watching and interacting with the other kids. His mom and dad plus his grandparents have all been busy too. As a result this month's blog is going to be a lot of photos! Mainly of Emmett! Hope you enjoy!
A lovely couple captured this photo of Emmett in the canoe with his mom and dad - and then shared it with us. Thanks so much! This was at Rolley Lake Provincial Park.
Cold water takes a bit of getting used to! The crystal clear water at Golden Ears Provincial Park was incredible!
The orange boat ... just perfect for the key member of the Orange Hippos!
Canuck Place Abbotsford hosted a horseback day. The only downside for Emmett was that the white horse he wanted to ride was deemed to 'spirited' for him. He needed a calm and steady horse. Maybe next year he'll be ready for the spirited white horse! His comments after were simple - 'Again! Again!'
Emmett is still experimenting with this standup walker. He's making great progress but finds that the seat is a bit tough on his boy parts!
Hide and Seek. Simply the best game ever!
Emmett loves watching other people do gardening!
Cold water is certainly not his favourite, but this little man absolutely loves being in the water. And look at that style!
Seeing Emmett sitting is so fantastic. Today I had him sitting on the kitchen counter while his mom and I were talking. I was right there to catch any potential fall, but needed something from his room and asked Emmett if he could sit there for me. He planted both hands on the countertop - like the top photo - and was ready for me to leave. Of course, we are a long way from that stage yet but Emmett's getting ready for it!
Want to win an Orange Hippos T-Shirt. Simply sponsor anyone on The Orange Hippos with a $25 or more donation, then your name will be entered into the draw to win one of these amazing shirts that were inspired by Emmett.
If you make your donation in support of Emmett, then your name will be entered 3X's into this random give-away. All names supporting the Orange Hippos up to and including August 19th will be entered into this random giveaway. If you listed your name anonymously then I'm sorry but we have no way of knowing who you are - we only have access to what has been shared publicly. The odds of getting a shirt are probably not very good. Likely between a 1 in 100 to a 1 in 200 chance. The odds of having SMA - if both parents are silent carriers - is 1 in 4. The odds of being a silent carrier of SMA - if both parents are silent carriers - is 2 in 4. August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy awareness month. This rare disease happens more frequently than you may be aware and Florence and Charlie's 10K to End SMA is supporting those searching for a cure. Emmett is an amazing little boy who appreciates your support.
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