Sunday, February 16, 2014

Please Help Cohen Say "Thank You!"

My son is finally home, hopefully for good this time, after a lengthy stay at Lurie Children's Hospital due to a number of complications due to his 22Q Deletion Syndrome.  The care that we received during our stay there was incredible, both from a medical standpoint and from the way the personal treatment of the doctors, nurses, social workers, and case managers.  I could thank them every day for the rest of my life, and it wouldn't fully express the gratitude my wife and I have for their help.  Since it would be difficult to say "thank you" to each person, I've decided to show my thanks the best way I know how, through an act of kindness.  So on March 8th, I will be strapping on some comfortable shoes and an obnoxious outfit, and will dance for 13.1 straight hours for the The Chicago Dance Marathon benefitting Lurie Children's Hospital.  All proceeds raised will go to the institution that helped my son, and so many other children across the Midwest and beyond.  If you have the means, please donate to the cause here.  If things are tight right now, please share on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Now I must work out my quads and hamstrings so I don't lock up while trying to pop N lock. 


8 comments:

  1. Bring a few pairs of comfy shoes. Congratulations on bringing your son home.

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    1. ....and socks. Lots of socks. And stay hydrated - the only time off you get is in the bathroom LOL. I did a 24 hr dance marathon once.

      DeeDee
      www.KidNeedsAKidney.blogspot.com

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  2. Get a massage, both before and after the event. You'll thank me later.

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  3. So glad your son is home. Just sit and watch him for a while. Makes you appreciate so many things. Onward only when you're ready.

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  4. What a great way to give back! Glad to hear that your son is home :)

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    It's a Movement that want to change the world making one random act a day and the Un world day of the random act and other things like these

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  6. This is a great example that god is always with us even during our darkest hours.. Glad to hear your son is back, I'm sure god has something wonderful planned for him

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