Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Favor and A Reward

I have a tiny little favor to ask of all you nice people.

Remember The Bald Buddies? Who could forget right?

There's a chance for you to join in The Bald Buddies, and you won't even have to shave your head!

Noah & Tate: Self Portrait

The hospital that is treating Tate is called the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. There is currently a voting contest going on and the top 3 hospitals that win receive a game room for the kids. Tate's hospital is currently in 4th...SO CLOSE! Tate and his family, along with so many others spend a lot of time away from home and within the walls of this hospital. Who couldn't use a game room?!? :)

Plus, every time you vote your email in entered into a contest to win an XBox 360. Bonus.

The contest is in the final days so there's no time to waste. Click here to vote for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

Yesterday Tate and his family found out that the results of his latest MRI showed a decrease in the masses that they are treating, which means the Chemo plan is working and they'll stay the course. Praise God!! Praying healing for this sweet little guy's body, and peace and strength for him and his family.

Tate's mom, who is also a good friend of mine, has this quote on her facebook.

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift.

How true. How easily I forget that.

If you happen to go vote, please leave me a comment letting me know you did (honor system here) and your name will be entered for a $5 Starbucks card! Yeah baby.

Is that bribing?!? Of course not! It's encouraging.

Now go vote.


  1. I used my 10 votes and voted for the hospital! Oh I hope they win!

  2. Thanks for letting us know! I used to live in Iowa and my son actually had surgery at that hospital so it holds a special place in my heart. I voted!

  3. I voted and I put it on my Facebook!

  4. What an awesome opportunity for us to help out! I voted...10 times. And I'll be going back tomorrow to vote as well!

  5. Sarah-
    I voted 10 times today too! Of course that hospital is so precious to us because of Oakley and the fact that we are down here in the midst of it with Garen filtered into the hospital on a daily basis, and Oak has spent time inpatient playing in their current play rooms/game rooms. Experiencing a gift like this in the hospital as the patient is so special! Tate has been in my prayers and if they ever need a contact down here or need an errand run because of inpatient stuff please get a hold of me. I would be more than willing to help them. What a great post! Garen and I saw what Noah and what the bald buddies did and we both had tears.

  6. Yes I voted today. I have seen it on facebook but not taken the time (selfish I know), but you moved me to go vote and I'll do it daily.
    Sarah A.

  7. Having known several children from our church who have had to spend a lot of time at the U of I Children's Hospital YOU BET I'll vote, Starbucks card or not! :)

    Love that picture :)

  8. Voted 10 times!!!

    Also posted to my Facebook.

    Also had friends who had children there.

    and I did it all before Jenni---(see, better!! LOL)

    Nicole W.

  9. Okay I voted 7 times for your and 3 for Gillette Childrens in MN. (they are ranked 21)
    How's that for honor system?
    Are you still coming to the Cities on the 10th?

  10. This is awesome Sarah! I just voted and it was wonderful to feel like I could do something. Ever since you posted I just hoped I could do something...

  11. All my 10 votes went to Iowa!! I hope it helps!

  12. Thanks for posting this! I voted! And it's not bribery at all...you're totally right. It's encouragement! :) Blessings!

  13. Thanks for the reminder to VOTE! I had seen this link on someone's fb yesterday and spaced it off. So I just voted!
    Glad to hear Tate's test results came back positively!!

  14. I voted...all 10 times!! Go Iowa!

  15. What a quote. Oh, if we could just remember that every day. I voted.

  16. I voted! What great buddies he has!

  17. I voted... if I win the card please send it to the mother. She needs it more than me. :-)

  18. I voted all 10 times! Hope they get it!

  19. I voted! If I win please donate my card to the little boy's mom (great idea Anne!)



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