Ellie’s Kindle Is On Its Way!
April 2, 2010

Ellie (L) and twin Grace (R) around the time of Ellie's stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma diagnosis.

I’m sending my gratitude to all the donors who made this gift of a Kindle, and stories during chemotherapy, possible for Ellie.

Ellie’s Kindle (along with a gift card good for 4 Kindle books, plus a physical book for both Ellie and Grace, pictured below) is scheduled to arrive Monday, April 5th. The greeting card I’m sending (signed with the donors’ names) follows in regular mail.

The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies by Ammi-Joan Paquette.

It’s amazing what we can do when we band together to brighten a child’s life!

Twins, sisters, best friends!

 If you’d like to follow Amy Potvin’s updates on Ellie, or help defray the costs and expenses of the Potvin family as they kick cancer’s butt with a smile:  CaringBridge / Ellie Potvin / Journal

The post that started it all: A Kindle For Ellie Potvin: http://bit.ly/63X82u

As Amy Potvin says, blessings to all you love in this world!

Team Potvin, "In it to WIN it!"

 

Photographs by Amy Potvin.

Kindle 4 Ellie Official Donation Page!
March 15, 2010

Ellie Potvin is receiving chemotherapy for relapsed Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer.

You can read about the Potvin family’s journey, here: 

 CaringBridge / Ellie Potvin / Journal

Thank you to the big-hearted and generous people donating to the Kindle 4 Ellie Drive!

As of March 16th, our goal has been reached! Check back for a wrap-up post when Ellie’s Kindle is on its way!

A Kindle reading device will give Ellie sterile access to a vast array of children’s books.

Stories possess magic strong enough to melt the walls of our surroundings and transport us to new worlds. So your gift for Ellie is not only powerful, but magical.

Thank you for helping to change a hospital room into a magical place through stories.

Thank you for making the world a brighter place through your caring and generosity. 

People can donate for Ellie’s Kindle at Paypal(dot)com to the email address: Kindle4Ellie(at)aol(dot)com.

DONORS:

T.T.         3.99

E.M.     25.00

H.T      25.00

S.P.         2.00

M.B.    10.00 GBP  (14.65 U.S. dollars)

C.W.    10.00

S.M.       5.00

E.C.        1.oo

E.T.        5.94

M.A.     10.00

L.N.        5.00  

K.R.      The remainder needed! Ellie will be getting her Kindle!

E.M.     covering shipping and handling.

TOTAL: as of the evening of 3/16/10    —     $259.00!!

GOAL: REACHED! $259.oo plus s&h!

At the end of the fundraiser, I’ll also donate $30.00 more for books (3 children’s books) to start off the Kindle.

The original blog post that started it all?

A Kindle For Ellie Potvin: http://bit.ly/63X82u  

As always, the Potvin family could use your thoughts and prayers. They appreciate every one.

Questions? Please email me: EMurdoch(at)wildblue(dot)net

 UPDATE:  Ellie’s Kindle Is On Its Way!

Photographs by Amy Potvin.

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

~Margaret Mead