Blog Archive 12/2009

Gwendolyn Playing On Her iPod Touch; So Many Possibilities!

December 31, 2009 by Bill Strong
Gwendolyn's big Christmas present this year was an iPod Touch. We think the super-sensitive "touch" screen and the thousands of fun applications through the App Store will be great for her to play independently -- something that we're always struggling with given her challenges. We also think the...
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Christmas Recap: One Happy Little Girl

December 30, 2009 by Victoria Strong
We had a wonderful Christmas! It was nice being with family, sharing stories, cooking a big meal together, and the best thing of all was seeing Gwendolyn love every minute. She is such a happy little girl and was thrilled with the newness and excitement and with simply being included. She helped...
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News Story: Race against time: Family fights, hopes for cure for

December 28, 2009 by Bill Strong
This story ran last week on the front page of the the Santa Barbara News-Press. Thank you so much Eric Bloise for writing such a great story and thank you to the Santa Barbara News-Press for continuing to support our cause!

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Santa Barbara News-Press: Race against time: Family fights, hopes for...
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News Story: Local Family Continues Battle Against SMA

December 27, 2009 by Bill Strong

Thanks so much for the continued support Daily Sound!

The story is below the image or click here or on the image below to read the story on the Daily Sound website...

As their surname implies, the Strongs are...
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2009 by Victoria Strong
This is our little peanut just before her first Christmas


This is our baby on her second Christmas


And tomorrow we will celebrate our third Christmas with our miracle big girl -- "I can't wait to meet you tomorrow morning, Gwendolyn!"


Happy Holidays to everyone!!! We plan to enjoy every second!
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Wonderful Early Christmas With GrandPa

December 23, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Sorry for the lack of posts -- everything is okay. It has just been a busy week preparing for Christmas and planning for the big Round Two of the Chase Community Giving campaign. (Be sure to join the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Cause on Facebook and ask your friends to join as well.)

This weekend...
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As Promised, $25,000 To Dr. Keirstead

December 19, 2009 by Bill Strong

It is with great pleasure and mountains of hope that we sent this $25,000 grant to Dr. Hans Keirstead at University of California, Irvine on behalf of each and every single Facebook user that voted for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the first round of the $5M Chase Community Giving campaign. We...
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PRESS RELEASE: Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Voted Top 100 Charity,

December 18, 2009 by Bill Strong
We are so excited about being voted by Facebook users as one of the top 100 charities of more than 500,000 nonprofits through the $5M Chase Community Giving campaign. We're on to round two with a chance at winning up to $1 Million for SMA awareness and research -- that would be unbelievable! We...
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Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Top 100 Charity, Wins $25,000 Grant From

December 16, 2009 by Bill Strong
This is truly unbelievable, incredible!

Today, we received news from Chase that the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation was selected as one of the top 100 charities, based on YOUR votes, in their Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook. Thus, GSF will receive a $25,000 grant from Chase and will advance...
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It's beginning to feel a lot like…

December 15, 2009 by Bill Strong
Sunday was a great day. The rain let up so we bundled up and ventured out to the Christmas tree lot to pick out our tree. Gwendolyn was pretty confused at first and who could blame her -- all of a sudden we were inspecting and looking at countless pine trees trying to figure out which one would be...
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