Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Please support Mini-Laps!

Our dear friends,

Live from New York, it's Elijah Ramirez! He's ready for his big moment on the stage at the 2011 Mini-Laps! On Sept. 24, Elijah will walk around an oval track while hundreds cheer him on. This year's theme is "The Big Apple," so we'll probably dress the boy up as a big piece of fruit. Back by popular demand for his fourth year, Eli is eager to represent his big sis Sophia and his mother and me. We're his biggest fans, and we know you feel the same.

PLEASE HELP US support Elijah's fabulous school, The Little Light House, and all 64 students taking part in this year's Mini-Laps. The parents of these students (including the one writing this letter) take time during Mini-Laps each year to ask everyone we know to consider a financial contribution to The Little Light House, a private school for extraordinary children who need special care and attention.

The Little Light House is staffed with licensed therapists in all specialties and specially-trained teachers in each classroom. Eli is in the Pink Class where he learns with seven other extraordinary kids. The teachers and classroom associates are remarkable individuals who have such compassion and care for each child. The therapy Elijah receives is developed through strategy sessions involving all of the disciplines. Honestly, Eli couldn't receive a better education anywhere else.

When Eli joined the school at 18 months, he had trouble sitting up, speaking, even lifting objects. Today, he is one of the sharpest four-year-olds on the planet, able to count past 10, memorize lists, sings songs and write his own name. Every day at school he practices walking on prosthetic limbs, eating by mouth, reading books and much, much, MUCH more. Best of all, he loves going to school!

The Little Light House receives no government funding and no United Way support. The Little Light House is 100% supported through the generous financial gifts from caring individuals like you.

This year, they will invest $17,000 in our sweet Eli. Will you help us give back?

I know many deserving charities ask for your support, but this year, will you join us in supporting a Christian school specially designed for extraordinary kids? Kids who didn't ask to be extraordinary. Kids who need a little more attention, a little more help to reach their very best potential. Kids who will succeed thanks to The Little Light House.

With gratitude and love,

Melissa, David, Sophia and Elijah

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR MINI-LAPS PAGE: https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/TheLittleLighthouse/minilaps2011/individual.do?participationRef=468.0.4895783

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