Sunday, February 01, 2009
Please consider making a donation to the Dell Children's Medical Foundation in Kate's name to celebrate her 7th birthday. Even a small amount helps the hospital in their efforts to treat children who face a variety of medical issues. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!
Kate turns seven-years-old this week, and she is thrilled. She has been planning for the big event for a whole year (she begins preparing immediately after eating cake on the previous birthday). Kate is a beautiful girl who was born with a medical condition known as Sagital Synostosis, where the bones in her head had fused together prematurely. This was a tough time for our family.
At six months old Kate underwent major surgery to remove part of her skull and reconstruct her head. Today she is doing great. The bones grew back and she (hopefully) will never have any side effects from the ordeal. Kate is happy, smart, healthy and a true enthusiast for life. She has no memory of the surgery -- her mother and I will never forget.
We were fortunate that it has all worked out so well. Our family now donates a portion of my speaking fee every time I am hired to speak professionally. We started the Kate Singer Endowment for Cranio-Facial Surgery at the Dell Children's Medical Center to help fund cranio related research in Austin.
(Kate was treated by the wonderful doctors at Children's Hospital of San Diego. Since that time a new state-of-the-art hospital has opened in Austin. Now, children born in Central Texas do not have to travel across country to find top level medical services!!!! Our plan is to one day establish a similar endowment for the hospital in San Diego).
I would like to ask the readers of this blog and my other friends to donate this month in support of a great cause. Every little amount can make a difference. $5. $10, $25, $100, $250. Together we can assist others who will face similar issues in the future.
I am hoping that we can raise more money than we did last year. In 2008 together we raised $1700 for the Dell Children's Medical Center Foundation. Let's do more in 2009.
TELL A FRIEND!
Have A Great Day.