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Freedom Waters Foundation Event

The Company Store:
White and Black Market, Chico’s & Soma
You’ve been wondering how to get in …
Now is your chance!
 
Chico’s welcome’s Freedom Waters Foundation to a shopping spree, at
The Company Store
March 9, 2012
 4:00—5:30 pm
Tickets: $35.00 each
Hurry, tickets are limited.
Accessories (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, scarves, belts, shoes, purses) – $6, tops, bottoms, and lingerie – $6, dresses and jackets- $11, gowns, suede, leather or specialty items – $21.  All prices include Florida State sales tax. 10% of purchases donated back to FWF.  More details to come with reservation.
Submit reservation and payment:
Freedom Waters Foundation
The Company Store with FWF
895 10th St. S, #302-D,
Naples, FL 34102

The 2nd Annual Naples Equestrian Challenge 5k Run/Walk

The 2nd Annual Naples Equestrian Challenge5k Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th at 7:30am.
 
Ifyou have not already signed up – there is still time!!!
Race to be held in the Pine Ridge neighborhood.
Parking is at the North Naples United Methodist Church.
We encourage online registration at www.gcrunner.org.

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SWFL Ladies – it is time to make your reservations.
My next fundraiser will be for Freedom Waters Foundation.
Please see the flier HERE.
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Meet Wichita of Wildlife Waystation…  Thank goodness for the Waystation that misplaced animals may still have a home and thrive while educating us all.

Riley’s Week

 

Cheating the Stander
Dr. Steve’s regular Monday with Riley… welcome Dr. Eric too.
Another day hanging out in a doctor’s office for Ronan.  Thank goodness for the DS!
Riley sings to Miss Claudia.   She was in Romania far too long and he’s very excited to have her back.
Waiting again… hey, get your own DS.
Naples Equestrian Challenge article today on

Magic of changing lives: Naples wine festival, pros team up to teach kids tricks

It’s been a pretty good week… Stacie Wiesenbaugh

FWF Fundraiser

 

The Company Store:
White and Black Market, Chico’s & Soma
 
You’ve been wondering how to get in …
Now is your chance!
Chico’s welcome’s Freedom Waters Foundationto a shopping spree, at
The Company Store
March 9, 2012
4:00—5:30 pm
Tickets: $35.00 each
Hurry, tickets are limited.
Accessories (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, scarves, belts, shoes, purses) – $6, tops, bottoms, and lingerie – $6, dresses and jackets- $11, gowns, suede, leather or specialty items – $21.  All prices include Florida State sales tax. 10% of purchases donated back to FWF.  More details to come with reservation.  
Submit reservation and payment:
Freedom Waters Foundation
The Company Store with FWF
895 10th St. S, #302-D,
Naples, FL 34102

Week of Success and Childhood Heartbreak

Success

The fundraiser Friday at Chico’s The Company Store for Naples Equestrian Challenge was a great success!  I gathered my carpoolers and arrived a few minutes after 4 pm to discover the warehouse hopping.  Our participants were serious shoppers.  By the end of our allotted time the check-out line snaked back around the clothing racks and everyone had armloads of loot.

I am so excited to discover the results and want to hear everyone’s experience.  Thank you Chico’s!

Heartbreak

Three years ago Ronan entered Bobbi Noonan’s VPK.  As the year went on, one of the other Dad’s, Don,  and I set up regular playdates for the boys to give each other some child free afternoons.  Ronan and Ethan became inseparable and adored each other from the start, even asking for sleep overs.

SWFL has been particularly hard hit by the economy and Ethan’s parents have decided to relocate to Florida’s east coast where businesses are significantly busier and his mom has already found a great new position as interior decorator extraordinaire.  We are all so happy for the family for making so many positive changes in their life!  We will miss them dreadfully, however.  Ronan has taken his loss very hard.

“Can we move to Fort Lauderdale too?” he asked through tears last week.

“No, for now we will stay here but you will still be friends.” I tried to comfort him.

“But, I love him!”  Now I was heartbroken as well.

Friends forever pose with their teacher, the beautiful Miss Lauren.

Always the sweetest and most considerate child I have ever met outside of my own.  Ethan considers Riley his next best buddy.  Riley has a friend!  And he’s leaving…
Smiley
Ronan sobbed all the way to school that morning, heartbroken.

We will still have playdates!  Better gas up the car.

Early Thursday morning after the last sleep over Ethan heads out the door to Fort Lauderdale with his new lion webkinz, “Mr. Ronan.”

Late that evening a picture came through my cell from the amazing Ms. Maija.  Ms. Maija is Riley’s other friend forever as well.  Ethan held his new buddy tight and hasn’t let go since.

Yes, Ethan you are still part of this family.  We all love you.

We are all special… by Stacie Wiesenbaugh

Overfilled

http://blog.friendshipcircle.org/2011/09/14/11-special-needs-novels-that-will-touch-your-heart/Overfilled is how I feel emotionally and timewise.
There just is not enough of me to get to everything I want to do. Free Smilies courtesy of www.GreenSmilies.com

Riley’s cold from Labor Day weekend just cannot be shaken.  Poor little thing really needs to get a good clean breathe.  This week he has been sent home from school and lost out on horseback riding.  PT was “messy” but he got through it.  Good thing we’ve got drugs:-) But they wear him out too.

Great big thank you to all who have signed up for Friday’s event at Chico’s!  If you don’t hear from me personally to remind you (big oops if you don’t), please contact me.

Sharing today because that’s what I do and I just can’t help myself
Sheryl Soukup of Naples Equestrian Challenge is in the business of changing lives

11 Special Needs Novels That Will Touch Your Heart from The Friendship Circle.

We are all Special… by Stacie Wiesenbaugh

Whole Foods Market Wine Tasting & Live Music

Friday, August 5th 2011
1st Friday’s Wine Tasting & Live Music

6-8 pm $10 donation

Join us this month in the Café and Lifestyle Center as we celebrate the Mercato Wine & Concert Series the first Friday of every month. This month we’re featuring over 25 wines from around the world with cheese sampling. This month’s theme is VALUE so all wines featured will be on sale at various levels. Enjoy light snacks from our Health Starts Here Specialist, Julie, as well. Proceeds will benefit Freedom Waters Foundation, providing boating and marine activities for people with disabilities, life threatening illnesses and youth at risk. Payment is accepted online or in the Café upon arrival. www.acteva.com/go/LifestyleCenter

Survivor Weekend/Summer Sidewalk Sale | Celebration Town Center, Florida

Survivor Weekend/Summer Sidewalk Sale | Celebration Town Center, Florida

Give Kids the World:

Our Story:

The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.

The little girl’s name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish – to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy’s wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy’s wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy’s travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.

This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy’s story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins.

The Village:

Landwirth enlisted the support of colleagues in the hospitality industry, including our world-famous theme parks, to assist him in bringing these special families to Central Florida within 24 hours if need be. He called the project “Give Kids The World,” because that is just what he intended to do – provide memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
As the program expanded and the number of families continued to grow, it was apparent that Give Kids The World would need to create a place that could better serve the special needs of our families. The gates of Give Kids The World Village opened in 1989.

Today the Village is a 70-acre resort complete with over 100 villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun specifically designed for children with special needs.
With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 93,000 families from all 50 states and over 65 countries.

My Nephew Tyler Races/Walks for the Cure

I celebrate and share when my family gives me the opportunity…. So here is Tyler once again on the cover of the Aspen Times…. that reminds me to go digging through my scrap book.
This pic I’m attaching I got from online, but it was on the cover of Sunday’s paper here.  Tyler did the5K Race for the Cure with his friend Wilson.  T is sporting a new crew cut in the black Aspen Lacrosse shirt (Chile and he got one last week). Claudia did it too.  We were a part of my friend, Bess’s team, who got breast cancer this year.  It was really fun!

Kara Smart

I have had an aura shift since my last visit to Integrity Biofeedback revealed opposing aura’s.  They tell me this is good, I will have to trust them.

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