Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Georgia Times

We're really in the thick of the school year now, and here's the latest news:

We met with Georgia's college advisor last week and had a great conference. She is right where she needs to be academically, so she's going to focus on sending the schools she's interested in the best package she can. Her advisor complimented her on many things, and Mom only almost cried four or five times. Just so proud of her and excited for her future!

Hot on the heels of her last newspaper article, Georgia turned in a very thoughtful and personal piece about her years on the swim team. Her voice shines through, and it's evident she's benefited from the experience both inside and outside the pool. Read it here.

This weekend, Georgia took her art to the annual Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), and she earned a 4 (the highest score) on her portrait of Ivy! She also got some good feedback that she can use when putting together her portfolio for AP Art and college applications. She also took the first of two practice SATs - the real deal is in two weeks!

There are NINE days left to order a Georgia original t-shirt, in support of her Official Cancer-Freedom shave - click here to get yours TODAY!

Last but not least - today's moment to remember is a reminder of what treatment looks like, how far Georgia has come, and why we continue to raise awareness, hope, and funds for kids fighting cancer. Thank you for being a part of our team!

The Bright Side

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To a TEE

Attention Art Lovers and Childhood Cancer Advocates! Would you like to own an original work by our favorite artist AND support the St. Baldrick's Foundation at the same time? Well, once again, you can! Over the seven years since her diagnosis, Georgia has created many beautiful pieces (like here, here, and here), including her gorgeous bluebird scarf, in support of childhood cancer research, and now she's come up with the coolest t-shirt design ever - check it out!


Also available in green and in five different styles, proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go towards Georgia's fundraising campaign for her Official Cancer-Freedom SHAVE! You have until March 7th to place your orders HERE, so don't miss out! And if you'd rather make a donation to our brave, soon-to-be-bald (by choice this time!) girl, please go directly to her fundraising page HERE. Her goal is to raise $5,000 by the end of the year, but it would be amazing if she could get there by Shave Day, April 15th ... : ) Whatever you can do and whenever you can do it, we all certainly appreciate it. In fact, your generosity last year resulted in this sweet message, which I received for the second year in a row:

It takes a village to make that happen, and we're so grateful that you're in ours!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Highlight Reel

Here's the highlight reel from the last 10 days:

District Swim Meet

Published piece in the The Polaris Press

College Planning Night

The last class choice sheet - ack!

Georgia's definitely got her eye on the prize - a super senior year and send-off to the next big chapter - but there are lots of lessons to be learned and fun to be had before then. Not to mention a huge celebration in a couple of months! We're just going to enjoy, and be very grateful for, every minute and not wish away one second. Happy February, all!