Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cruising with Paige's Peeps at the CHOC Walk

Paige's palate surgery has been scheduled at CHOC November 18th...but in the mean time... 

So far my mother, a friend and I will be doing the CHOC Walk through the Park this Sunday.  It is a 5K walk that raises money for the Children's Hospital where Paige has her surgeries and works with their Craniofacial Team.  Our team is called Paige's Peeps to represent all those who have supported us through this time.  We are walking for Paige's biggest fans who have prayed, offered emotional and even financial support for Paige's surgeries.  I am very excited to participate in such a special event to bring awareness to the awesome work CHOC provides to so many little ones.  It's just a bonus that we get to troll through Disneyland with characters encouraging us along the route. 

In our time visiting and staying in the hospital I have seen other children who are sick or have severe medical issues and have been grateful often that what Paige needs medical care for is something that can be fixed and she will be able to live a very normal life.  I once sat in the hospital lobby when they called a code and requested med staff to the helicopter pad and all I could do is sit and pray for whatever child was coming their way.  This is the hospital in our region where children are rushed to for anything major.  We were told that if Paige was born with any other serious issues she would have been air lifted here. 
Here are the links for anyone who wants to join our team or give a donation:

Team Paige's Peeps support page

My personal CHOC Walk page