Piper Walnicki is a baby who was born at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital last year. This is the same hospital that I was born in! Isn’t she beautiful? I love babies. I can’t wait to babysit someday. Right now, I get to practice by helping my neighbor take care of her granddaughter, AJ! AJ is a little older than Piper.
Piper is this year’s COTA child, sponsored by Ski4e. She has Biliary Artresia, which requires her to have a liver transplant very soon. I am going to spend this month doing some service work for Piper and for Ski4e. I am also going to try to raise some funds too!
Ski4e is an organization that helps to fund the Children’s Organ Transplant Assocation. It was founded in the name of Chad and Debbie Glaser’s son. His name is Ethan. Etthan had Biliary Atresia when he was born, like Piper, and his dad donated part of his liver to Ethan to save his life. Now, the Glaser’s work to help children like Piper.
I am going to do several things this month to try help the Glasers. First, I am going to collect Dash’s Markets register tapes, because 5% of of the total bill amount will be donated to help kids like Piper. If you are a friend or family member of mine will you please help me by collecting these too? Please give them to me at school, give them to my mom or dad, or mail them to my house even! If you live in Western New York and shop at Dash’s you can also send your tapes right to the Glasers!
Here is the address:
P.O. Box 14, East Amherst, N.Y. 14051
You can also organize a dress down day or become a corporate sponsor of Ski4E too! If you are interested in doing this, please take a look at the documents below. These might help you!
Please remember to let me know if you decide to do any of these things!! I am planning to give a small prize to those readers who make the most difference for COTA and Ski4E during this month! I would like to keep track of how you are making a difference! And if you are chosen, I will also name YOU as a donor with me at the end of this month, when I make my individual donation!!!!
Speaking of making a difference, I “caught” someone making a difference for my family and for me today! Miss Pat and Mr. Gerry take really good care of me and Nina. Today, Miss Pat made me and Nina hot cocoa, and because she knows I like to cook, she watched Food Network with me and helped me pick out a recipe for onion rings that I would like to try. She also told me that she would save register tapes with me, and this means a lot to me.
I love you, Miss Pat! You are awesome!
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