Monday, 11 October 2010

It would be great to see some of my scrap cyber friends help me with helping Rainer

This is a notice for my friend Gigi and her son Rainer if you can help at all wether to do a class or make a donation any little bit will help.Here is the link to Gigi's blog


I'm very excited to announce that I will be running my first online class on Monday 18th October.

This class is to raise money so that our family can continue with Rainer's medical intervention and behavioural therapy. Currently, our Early Intervention funding through the Federal Government expires on 18th October. While this has been extremely beneficial, we would like the opportunity to continue along the path this funding has placed us on.
When Rainer was finally diagnosed in 2006, we made a decision as a family that I would "retire" from Secondary Teaching and become his full-time carer. It was more important to devote my time, energy and mental health to my own children, rather than others'. We dropped a wage, and our costs tripled as we searched for answers for a very misunderstood and poorly resourced condition.

I went through 4 General Practitioners, 2 Kinesiologists, 2 Speech Therapists, 2 Occupational Therapists, 1 Psychologist and 1 Dietician before things began to finally take shape with Rainer's recovery. There have been many mistakes made and promises broken in these 4 years, but I have no doubt there'll be many more!
Rainer has additional medical issues which exacerbate his condition. Most prominent are his Sensory Issues and gut health. These have a great effect on his behaviour which makes his attendance at school difficult. Hence, we have home-based behavioural therapy 4 afternoons per week following his morning sessions at our local regular school.
So, I am very excited to be able to put together what I think is a fab-o class for you!!!! Hopefully, the first of many.

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the funds will go towards Rainer's therapy and intervention. I think you all know me by now to guess I won't go out and buy the new Monaro LOL

And we have some fab-o sponsors for this class

Firstly, my dear friend, mentor and just down-right hilariously creative girl...Ngaire Bartlam
Has donated a super cute canvas which I have been ogling for a wee while now.
Another beautiful soul, Krissy Christie of Wicked Princesses
is donating a special little pack of goodies.
Lisa Warren of Storyboard Kits and my fellow Scrapbook Creations Diva
is also donating a wonderful little pack of goodness from her new store.
And my dear old friend Melissa Arnold; Creative Memories Unit Leader extraordinnaire, has offered a great new embellie pack for one participant.

Click on the PayPal button on the sidebar to purchase your class entry ticket.

**Once you click the REVIEW ORDER & CONTINUE button, there will be a link under the description of the class. Click on this link to nominate an email address to access the class.**

Google and Blogger accounts will have unlimited access to the class.

Those without these accounts, and who sign is as a Guest, will have access for one month from 18th October.

On the 19th November, I will close registration for PRIZES only. You can upload, etc after that date, but you will not be eligible for a'll just have my undying gratitude for participating!!! (almost priceless, don't you think? teehee)
Lots of cool little techniques to learn, some mad random machine stitching and loads of fun!!

Will post a full materials list closer to the date *wink*
Hope you can join Gigis class


lindy said...

count me in Kerry already been to have a look ...

Giovanna (GiGi) said...

thanks lindy xoxo
thanks kerry (I take it all back LOL)