Welcome to RED SOCKS FOR ASHER!
Our little man is heading back to the Stollery Children’s Hospital on May 7th for another surgery on his hip. This is his third and (fingers crossed) final surgery. It is also a big one, resulting in a full Spica cast for six to eight weeks and then months of hard physio to gain back his strength and mobility. It is going to be a long haul for Asher.
He is a little older now and grasps more about what is going on. This is good because he understands when we explain things to him and he can also articulate what is going on with him. It is also bad because it means there is a whole lot more that he worries about.
His Auntie Penny gave our family a book called, “Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything” by Darla Woodley (www.redsockswithanything.com) and it has a great message for everyone. The young boy faces his life’s challenges by stating “I am ready. I am strong. I can do anything.” To remind him at those moments when he needed reminding his mom would wear red socks. Any time he saw those red socks he would smile and say, “I am ready. I am strong. I can do anything.”
We have decided that we will be wearing red socks to support Asher and remind him that, He is Ready! He is Strong! He can do ANYTHING!
Asher’s Auntie Penny knows how much we appreciate everything the Stollery Children’s Hospital and their doctors, nurses and staff have done for our family. We are extremely lucky to have such a facility so close. She has come across someone interested in not only supporting Asher by wearing red socks but has taken it one step further. This generous individual has challenged Asher to collect 1,000 pictures of people supporting him by wearing red socks. They will donate $5 per person supporting Asher up to $5,000 to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.
This has certainly intrigued Asher and shifted his focus away from the actual event a little.
Normally, we are pretty under the radar with our “doctoring” but we think this is a wonderful distraction and an opportunity to give something back to this great facility.
So, we are asking you to put on your brightest red socks, hike up your pants, snap a picture and send it to Asher at firstname.lastname@example.org. After that we would ask that you would share this request. We will be updating the progress and sharing some pictures via our Twitter accounts at #redsocksforasher.
Thank you all for helping keep Asher, Ready and Strong and Able to do Anything!!!
Kerry & Janelle
P.S. We definitely want those pictures but if you would also like to donate to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation they are always graciously accepting donations which can be made here!
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