A Freebie and a Good Cause

A Freebie:
I made three new mini sets for my store, and I might be a freakishly obsessed with the birthday one.

Let's take a closer look, shall we?
So stinkin' cute that I just had to make a little more.  Here's a freebie just for blog readers.  Click here or on the image to download:
A Good Cause:
In April, my daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis. It progressed very quickly and aggressively. By July, she was having surgery. We were able to go to the most amazing hospital on the planet-Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia. They are one of the few hospitals in the country that preform a surgery that corrects scoliosis without fusing the spine. Shriners Hospitals treat patients regardless of insurance or ability to pay.  Which has been amazing for our family because so far our insurance has refused to pay for the surgery.

I'll give you a little before and after of her spine.  This is probably a little TMI, but when I say the surgery made a huge difference, I'm not exaggerating.
I wanted to give back in some way to the hospital and staff.  With the help of my sweet blogging friends, Teacher Laura and The 3am Teacher, I made these two mini sets.  All proceeds will be donated to Shriners Hospital Philadelphia.

I hope you have a relaxing Labor Day weekend!


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14 comments

  1. I adore all your graphics! Thank you! :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing!
    What a difference that surgery made and what a blessing that hospital is to so many families, like yours!
    Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE these digital papers and graphics! I am so happy the surgery made such a difference. The before and after pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for the freebie too!

    Colleen from A Chocolate Dudley

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  4. Thank you for sharing your story, Megan! I'm happy to hear your daughter is doing well! Thank you for the freebie and all you creativity! I love your new mini sets!

    Ashley
    One Sharp Bunch

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  5. Thanks for the FREEBIE Megan. I love ALL of your mini sets. They are adorable. I am also so glad to hear that your daughter is recovering well. You are blessed!

    Melissa
    Wild About Fifth

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  6. Such a beautiful set of papers! I have those superhero sets and I love them!!

    -Maria

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  7. What a great set of papers! I'm loving all the things you added recently and I'm so excited about the sale!!! Thanks for sharing the bonus. I love it! :-)

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  8. I am heading over to TpT to grab these. The Shriner's Hospital in Philadelphia holds a very special place in my heart. My niece was born with a condition called Arthrogryposis. For about a year, my sister, brother in law and niece made monthly trips from Arizona to Philly to see a specialist at Shriners. She went through serial casting, surgery and leg braces. The doctors and nurses there were incredible and were an answer to prayer for our family. The work they do there is amazing and I am happy to be able to support them! Praying for your daughter's recovery. God Bless you.
    Jennifer
    The Blessed Teacher

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  9. Thanks for sharing Megan! What an amazing story and I pray that everything continues to go well with your daughter and your family!

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  10. I have scoliosis and while mine is not as bad as your daughter's we were never able to do corrections because I was too old. I have to live with it for the rest of my life. Glad that Shrines was able to help your daughter.

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  11. It's fantastic the surgery made such an improvement in your daughter's spine! I also have scoliosis, but it wasn't so severe I required surgery. It's heartwarming to know that places like Shriner's exist that will help patients and their families. And, kudos to you for making a contribution to them !

    : ) Renee
    The Third Grade Learning Spot

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  12. Your work is so cute! I'm glad everything worked out for your daughter's surgery this summer. Have a great school year. Mary

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  13. Oh, I LOVE this freebie, and I've already addeed the Katie set to my cart. Thank you SO much for sharing! How do we purchase the superhero sets? I tried to click on the pictures, but it didn't take me there.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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  14. I am just reading this as I was scouring your blog for freebies : ) I also have Scoliosis and my back looked very similar. After wearing a brace for a year, I had to get surgery. I hope your daughter is doing well today!

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