Blog Archive 12/2010

Camping!

December 29, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Three words:Camping with Hayden! Yep and that equals a VERY happy little girl...make that two very happy little girls...and four very happy parents watching them. Visualize: fishing, dancing, camp fire, sparklers, family, FUN! Chris and Jennifer set everything up. They are spending time in Pismo...
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Christmas 2010

December 28, 2010 by Victoria Strong
The last few days have been really special...emotional. Seeing Gwendolyn fully embrace the excitement, the rituals, the stories that surround Christmas simply leaves us weak at the knees. We want nothing more than for our little girl to feel happy and included -- and she did in a big way.

We...

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GadgetsForSMA.com: Turn those old gadgets into SMA research dollars!

December 26, 2010 by Bill Strong

Was Santa good to you this year? Did he bring you that awesome new iPhone you were wishing for? Was there a shiny new Canon digital camera under the tree? Did you find an Xbox Kinect in your stocking? New laptop? GPS device? That's awesome! You must have been a very good girl/boy this year and...

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We are so grateful for all of you who follow our journey with so much encouragement and kindness

We are so grateful for your incredible generosity, support and belief in what we are doing with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation

We are so grateful for our friends and family (both near and far) who...

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Amazing Employers Helping to End SMA: Nazdar

December 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Kristin and Tony Burks have incredible employers -- as in dream companies! Not only is Tony's boss climbing the highest peak in the Western and Southern Hemispheres to raise awareness and funding for SMA research, but Kristin's company, Nazdar, has consistently gone above and beyond as well. Their...

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It Arrived!!! Let the Adventures Begin!

December 22, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Yep...it's an extra special, super duper, really big, awesome, stupendous surprise... just in time for Christmas! Gwendolyn's POWER CHAIR ARRIVED! EEEEEEEEEEEE! Yipee! Yipee! We are pretty darn excited around here...but most importantly, Gwendolyn is OVER. THE. MOON!!!

Yesterday all three of us...

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The MDA and Gwendolyn

December 20, 2010 by Victoria Strong
SMA is a muscular dystrophy disease. Like cancer and its many awful versions, there are many forms of muscular dystrophy that fall under this one umbrella. The Muscular Dystrophy Association was the first organization to really put a face to these many diseases with long and often hard to pronounce...
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Happy Holidays From GSF, Consider a Donation Before the End of 2010

December 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Dear GSF Supporter:

2010 was no doubt an exciting year for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF). And none of it would have been possible without your enthusiasm for our programs and your generous support of our cause. As you know, we started GSF in August 2009 to fight alongside Gwendolyn and,...

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Another Health Net Insurance Premium Increase

December 18, 2010 by Bill Strong
Okay. Okay. Okay. I actually should be throwing a massive party this year compared to the last two. Health Net blessed our family with a palatable -- if you can call any increase palatable - 9.75% annual increase in our health insurance premiums. Not too shabby compared to the 35% annual increase...
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Good Things: Monterey Bay Aquarium With Hayden

December 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Oh we have some pretty big "good things" this week with numero uno being that Gwendolyn is doing well! We are still watching her closely and hoping napping and diet changes will boost her energy level back up. We've been taking it easy since we got home and "Nap Boot Camp" has officially started....

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