Thursday, December 18, 2008

Special People

There are some truly special people in this world! We have had two very kind acts done for us this week and I'd like to tell everyone about it.

The first act of kindness came from a lady who only knows us via the internet and the SMA community. Her name is Jana Gundy. Jana has a boy with SMA(four years old!) who is also Type 1. She has a non-profit Organization called Kyle and Friends which is founded to support families with SMA children. She asked me awhile back if I would mind if she sent Kaitlyn a few things funded by Kyle and Friends. Well the package arrived this week and contained a micro switch, a switch interface for the computer, a ventilator mask, and three switch adapted toys. To us this was a huge help. Kaitlyn now has a switch that is appropriate for her condition and can now work all of her toys! I thought that she was just bored with them...but it turns out that she just couldn't operate the old switch we had!! Now if I can just figure out the switch interface for the computer then Kaitlyn can start playing computer games. This is really going to open up her world a bit! Thank You Jana and Kyle and Friends!

The second act of kindness was from an anonymous person. A "Secret Santa" if you will. I discovered slid under our door yesterday an envelope. On it was written "Kim Hatchard & Family....Merry Christmas!". There was a post-it note on top which read "open the door". (We live in an apartment building). I opened the door and in fell two large gift bags full of toys. Of course the bag with the boy's stuff fell through and made a bunch of noise (talking toys). Owen says what's that and immediately grabs the toy making the noise and another next to it and hands the second toy to his little brother. Off they went to play with their new toys(one each). I gathered the rest of the stuff and put it out of sight until I could figure out what it was!

I looked at the envelope again and couldn't figure out the writing. I opened it and the card inside reads:

"Kim, I don't know you very well, but enough that I know what an incredible mother you are, and so smart and selfless. I hope you know that you are an inspiration to so many young mothers out there with sick kids or with healthy kids. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!"

"I know it is very difficult for you to get out of the house, so please accept these gifts for your children and give them from "Santa". I hope this makes life just a little easier."

Signed: "LV: Secret Santa"

I haven't a clue who the Secret Santa could be. It was a very generous thing for someone to have done! There are several toys in each bag, one for the boys and a big one for Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn's bag is filled to the top with DORA and nothing else! The boys got Diego, Disney, star wars, cars character to mention a few!! Unbelievable! Somebody put a lot of thought and time (not to mention money!) into these gifts. Such a selfless act deserves a thank you, but I haven`t a clue who to thank. Hopefully something very wonderful will happen to this person this holiday season! Thank You Secret Santa!


Devon said...

YAY! Hooray for wonderful things that happen that brighten our spirits!

Darlene D said...

Wow, Kim that's wonderful. So glad that there are people out there who care and are selfless. We don't hear often enough of the good in this world.