A few weeks ago, an awesome Instagram follower of ours reached out with a special request. He is connected to a family who had a daughter born with Spina Bifida. In case you don’t know much about it, it is a serious condition that will pretty much change not only the child’s life, but the family’s life as well. You can read more about the condition here.
Having two daughters myself, I was instantly drawn to this story to learn more about this family. What I discovered floored me. Not only do these parents care for their own daughter who has this condition, but they have taken in another child who has it as well. This is a truly remarkable testimony of love and grace!
This family has many needs, but one of them is very practical and we can help! They need a van that is outfitted with the ability to transport the devices these children need for day to day living like wheelchairs. Others are coming around them to help raise money for this big expense with a group benefit and fundraiser. My small part in this story was to donate a clock to be added in a basket that would be a part of the fundraising event. I ended up making a special edition SB Edition clock that features the Association’s ribbon colors and sent it to be a part, but I want to take it a step further…
My wife and I have decided to give 40% of everything we sell today and tomorrow to contribute to this family directly. We will simply total all goods sold and donate 40% of that amount to them via their Paypal donation page.
This is EXACTLY why we wanted to start Field Treasure Designs. We want to be able to use the gifts God has given us to help others. We don’t know this family personally, but we believe in what they are doing and want to come along side them. Will you join us? If you don’t want to buy anything from our site store, you can go to their websites and read their story and donate directly there if you would like. Or you can just send them an encouraging email.
Let’s help this family get a van and continue raising these two children with Spina Bifida as best as they can!
Here are some helpful links.
Also, if you want to connect with this family, here is their email: Schisslersisters@gmail.com