I’m going to say that I’m not even kidding when I say before you read this get tissues.
My husband’s company hired someone who was going to be working with my husband.
She worked out of another office location.
When my husband is going to be working with someone I always ask about those people.
I did my usual series of questions. “Where did she come from, do you like her, is she married, etc?”
I also usually ask if they have kids. I don’t know why. I’ll probably never meet these people or their kids.
The following is something I never will forget.
Me: So does she have kids?
Him: Yes, 3 kids all boys. Two are hers and one is her nephew.
Me: Oh, did something happen to the mom?
Him: You could say that.
He then directed me to THIS
Take a moment. I know. I know.
There are no words to express my complete shock that is this story.
This is the site set up for him. Heroes for Holden.org
There is no way I could do nothing. Not with the tears that fill up my eyes just writing this. Nothing is not right. Nothing is not who I am.
This extraordinary woman has stepped up as an Angel to help a child. A helpless child.
I can’t even imagine the span of emotions she must feel on a daily basis.
The years of therapy, emotional and physical.
The least I can do is use my platform (even if small) here to help.
This is right. It’s the right thing to do.
Won’t you help?
*This Paypal is my account. It was the easiest way for me to do this without requiring work on their end.
*Please know that 100% of donations will go to Heroes for Holden
*If you are more comfortable donating directly, please go to site for address.
The following generous offers have been made:
@MonicaBenavidez: It’s official. 10% of all my sales from my shop www.damaskdiva.etsy.com this week will go to Holden
@LifeWithLevi: I’ll pledge $50 to @thenextmartha’s cause if I get 50 new FB fans by February 1st http://ow.ly/1s0tgV
@mireyamayor: If you buy this book “Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer” I will donate $5 from each sale.
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Is this going to be your last post ever?
Oh, my. Seriously, what is wrong with people? Luckily, it sounds like Holden's new family has nothing but love for him, so he is a very lucky little boy!
Best of luck to him and his family!
The Mom got 99 years. I can think of 99 horrible things I would like to do to her.
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Beyond the Beyond. I hope though that the people who love this child will fill his life with kindness, hope and possibilities. This baby was a victim but he does not have to grow-up a victim with enough love, support, positive role models and yes a little cash he can realize his full potential. The women who gave birth to this baby? There are no words for her-none.
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to donate possibilities to Holden.
I have no words. Thank God for Holden's aunt is the best I can come up right now.
Off to donate what I can….