Hi, everyone! My name is Lindsay and I regularly blog over at You Are The Roots, but Tiffany has been so super kind to let pop on over to her blog today to talk about something a little different. I’m here today to talk to you about A is for Albuterol, which is my Blogathon ’13 platform. What’s a Blogathon? Good question. You know how some people run, swim, bike, walk to raise money for a charity of their choice? Well, I blog to bring awareness to a cause dear to my heart. Once a year, I blog every single half an hour for 24 hours straight to raise money for my charity of choice.
I’ll be blogging once every half an hour for 24 hours straight this August to raise funds for a fabulous non-profit organization called Global Links, specifically their nebulizer campaign. Global Links is a medial relief organization and their nebulizer campaign specifically donates nebulizers — breathing machines, if you will — to areas where they are most needed. Imagine this: some mothers have to walk for miles, even days, listening to their children gasp for breath and hoping they make it on time to a community nebulizer station — if there’s even one available. That idea absolutely destroys me. Why? Because my sweet little boy, Ethan, suffers from asthma. In fact, he’s needed two nebulizer treatments per day when well since he was four months old. He turns two years old this June. Yet, when my son couldn’t breathe, our insurance covered an in-home nebulizer for Ethan to use. So many are not so lucky. So many mothers simply have to hold their children close and listen to them take their last breaths over something so absolutely preventable, and probably our most basic human right: breathing.
I want this year’s Blogathon to be the biggest yet. Here’s the fun part: the prizes. Every single person who donates a minimum of $10 receives a free copy of MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking software, a $45 value! And for every $5 you donate, you’re also eligible to win all of our fabulous prizes that have been generously donated — including $50 Erin Condren gift cards, Breathe deluxe yoga mats, KidFresh free meal coupons, Fizzbutter natural bathbombs, a case of Yogi tea, an item of your choice from TrulySanctuary clothing and a whole lot more — including the chance to win a $385 Blendtec all-in-one blender.
To see a complete list of prizes you can win, more on my charity and more on why this resonates so deeply with me, hop on over to A is for Albuterol.
Every dollar helps save lives, and every $5 earns you entry into some pretty sweet raffles. There are also many other ways to help, like spreading the word. This year, I have added a “Bloggers Who Have Our Back” feature to swap you some free ad space (for a full year!) in addition to you helping us spread the word! Thank you for your support, and a huge thank you to Tiffany for allowing me to post over here on Stuff Parents Need today. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that no one has to watch their children or loved ones lose their lives due to lack of breath.