Welcome to Cooking With Cricut's weekly Wednesday challenge day! Today we are teaming up with the "I Feel the Love" Project started by our very own Design Team member, Madison. Every month Madison features an individual or group of people on her blog that are going through a difficult time and need a bit of cheer in their lives. Madison loves to give and she knew that her fellow crafters did too. So she opened it up to everyone and since she started this amazing outreach project in June 2011 over 500 cards have been created and given out.
This month's recipient is four-year old Brandon. Here is what Madison told us about Brandon: Brandon and his family were on their way to McDonald's one day when a horrific car accident forever changed the lives of this young family. Brandon's mother, aunt and sister were all seriously injured and rushed to area hospitals; his mother's boyfriend (the driver of the car) died of his injuries. Brandon was pulse less at the scene of the accident, was revived and taken to a trauma center.
There, doctors discovered that despite being in a car seat, Brandon had suffered a traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury and had been without oxygen to his brain for too long for a reasonable chance at recovery. Despite dire predictions early on, Brandon has had remarkable accomplishments in rehab. He is considered tetraplegic, which means he can move one limb from time to time; he remains trach and ventilator dependent, with little likelihood that he will ever be weaned from the ventilator, due to his neurological damage from the accident.
Brandon's mom is just 34 years young and also cares for Brandon's 2 year old sister, Ashley. She's trying to regroup after losing her boyfriend (Ashley's father), and while still caring for herself and the injuries she suffered, as well as caring for the aunt who is still in the hospital following the September 1 accident.
Brandon likes watching other kids playing video games, enjoys superheroes like Spiderman and Batman, sports and Legos. He and his whole family would appreciate cards, prayers and thoughtfulness for this young man as he begins his journey home, through placement in a long term care facility for a stay long enough that Mom can be trained and find a new suitable home where Brandon's complex care can be managed.
Here is what our Design Team came up with for Brandon. (Please click on the Designer's name to visit their blog and leave 'em some love!)
Cricut cartridge used: Batman: The Brave & The Bold
Cricut cartridges used: Imagine - Blast Off
Cricut cartridge used: Robotz
Cricut cartridge used: Stretch Your Imagination
Cricut cartridge used: Create-A-Critter
Cricut cartridges used: Boys Will Be Boys and Cake Basics
Cricut cartridges used: Wild Card and Plantin SchoolBook
Cricut cartridge used: Jill used the installed images on her Imagine
Cricut cartridge used: George & Basic Shapes
Cricut cartridge used: Create-A-Critter
Cricut cartridge used: Wrap It Up
Please consider joining us in making a cheerful/thinking of you card for Brandon. Cards like these can really help to brighten his day.
Submit your card(s) by May 31st to:
(IFTL) Funky Cards
P.O. Box 1203
Atascadero, CA 93423
Link up your cheerful/thinking of you card for a boy -- you just might be this week's Top Chef! Here are some guidelines:
- Must follow the challenge topic.
- Must be a NEW project for this challenge, please no back dated posts.
- Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
- Must link your project through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
- Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
- Must have fun!
- You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
Thank you once again for stopping by and making us a part of your crafty time! We appreciate each of you so much! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and check out what Chef Larelyn has whipped up for the Thursday Cartridge Showcase. And don't forget to join us this Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th for a two-day Blog Hop to kick-off Cooking With Cricut's 2nd Blogaversary Week-Long Celebration, May 21-26!
~ CWC Design Team