Williams Syndrome Wednesday: There may not be a plaque

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There may not be a plaque with Allie’s name on it, or a wing of a hospital named after her or all the Williams Syndrome benefactors that are rallying around our fundraiser.

There will likely never be enough zeros on our efforts to be considered newsworthy.

No hand shaking photos. No press release.

There will be a lot of hustle. A lot of late nights and early mornings. A lot of no. And I mean A LOT of no, I can’t help.

But there is also yes. An echoing chorus of yes. Each yes turning someone else into a yes, I’d love to help.

And $5 raised becomes $50, becomes $500 and so on.

Maybe it’s that cute little face. Maybe it’s the conviction of a parent that makes someone with no vested interest want to help.

Maybe it’s just human nature to be part of something – even if it’s small.

Doesn’t everything start out small?

Maybe the fund that just got that plaque and that wing started out small too.

And $500 becomes $5000, becomes $50,000 and maybe $50,000 becomes even more.

And with that comes awareness. Education. Research.

With that comes the best chance for the best life for Alma and everyone living with Williams Syndrome.

And that’s so much more rewarding than a plaque.

Besides, I’m pretty sure if someone made a plaque, I’d try and auction it off for more money…

Thursday the 4th of June is the last day for the 2015 Auction for Alma.

Stop by. Make a bid or a donation to support Allie and all families in Canada living with Williams Syndrome.

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