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Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza: $36 for 36 Months

September 07, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Birthday bonanza is beginning! Hold on to your hats!

Can you believe it? Our little girl is turning 3!!! And we are celebrating all month long leading up to the official big day -- October 4th! One month away!!! We are cheerleading all 36 very special months!!! And we hope you will join in!

We are asking that instead of sending Gwendolyn gifts, that you consider donating $36 to GSF in honor of her 36 months to help end SMA. And if you indicate your email, Miss Gwendolyn will even send you a special thank you postcard -- and it's cute!

There will also be some special giveaways over the next few weeks. Companies are donating percentages to honor the big milestone. And friends are coming together to host events across the country. We will announce all the fun details over the next few weeks, so keep checking our blog and Facebook Fan Page all month long!!!

Hooray big 3! Hooray 36 months! Hooray Miss Gwendolyn! You are our strong little fighter and we love you.

(This video is a bit long...but it is in honor of all 36 months...and we found some of G's never-before-seen video footage! Please post it and get others involved in fighting SMA for all the children impacted!!!)

Talk About It

Loved the video. Its just beautiful. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. Happy birthday Gwendolyn!
Posted by Laurie Lopez on 2010-09-07 08:16:57
BEAUTIFUL!!!!! She is so special and touchs some many hearts. I just want to hug her and love her. Love you Gwendolyn!
Posted by Jennifer on 2010-09-07 08:23:31
I was in tears the first minute, what a beautiful tribute to an even more beautiful little girl!! The "Gwendolyn" song is incredible, what a perfect way to end the video. Hugs Emma
Posted by Emma on 2010-09-07 09:05:39
uh yeah my keyboard is soaking wet. What a beautiful video -- You really are one in a million Gwendolyn, we love you soo much! XO
Posted by Dorothy on 2010-09-07 12:24:39
It only seems like yesterday,I was sitting in church,we were in the midst of seizures and Zoey's name had been added to the prayers for the sick,again, and when I read through the other names I came to "Baby Gwendolyn Strong".Who,I thought,is Gwendolyn and why is another precious baby sick?I ran into Jane and well,the rest is history. 2 1/2 years ago I had the privilege and honor to begin following your sweet girl and your journey with her.I fell instantly in love and I have have carried her in my heart everyday since.I always will.Although our time together has been too far and few between,I cherish this friendship and I thank you for sharing your life and thank you most especially,for sharing your Gwendolyn. The video was amazing.The songs perfect and your love for Gwendolyn and your painstaking efforts to see an end to this disease,inspiring.I know you never sought to become inspirations and if I had my way I would rip that title from you,so that would not have to walk this road,but here you are,nonetheless,each day, doing everything you can and more,to ensure that no family,no child carry this load. You are loved.Big kisses to your birthday princess.Hope to see you soon.
Posted by Zoey's mom on 2010-09-07 12:51:30
Awww man! I am crying again! I tell you that beautiful little girl has such a special place in my heart. How can one love someone that they have never actually met? I don't know but I sure love her! Thank you as always for sharing her with the rest of us. My life is better because of hers! Happy Birthday Miss Gwendolyn!!!!
Posted by Misty on 2010-09-07 13:29:13
Wow what an amazing video. What an amazing family. God knew what he was doing when he gave you your little girl. She could not be any more loved then she is by you guys. You guys are letting her enjoy all the little things in life that alot of us take for granted. Maybe I need to rethink some things in my own life with my children. God Bless you all.
Posted by Jaclyn on 2010-09-07 15:10:28
I don't know that I could say it any better than Misty--I am one of Gwendolyn's cheerleaders, from a distance. I've never met her, but her story is so inspiring and it tugs at every string of my heart. I pray every day for a cure for this terrible disease and I pray every day that Gwendolyn is happy and strong. God Bless all of you, for all you do and for who you are!
Posted by Wendi on 2010-09-07 16:04:57
Love, Beauty, Strength, Courage, Dignity, Hope! These are bit a few of the words that come to mind when I saw this beautiful video. Myself and Magda were just commenting to ourselves what an incredible young girl Gwendolyn is and what extraordinary parents Victoria and Bill are. I am continually amazed by you guys Love Stephen
Posted by stephen taylor on 2010-09-07 16:22:08
Crying. This video is priceless. You know I always wish I lived closer so I could participate in one of your many fundraising events. This video turned the page for me in that I can do a fundraiser right here in Seattle. So I am going to. Maybe a wine tasting? I don' know what yet, but we will do something here in Seattle in honor of Gwendolyn. Hopefully a nice check will be in the mail by October 4th!! 3 years old. Gwendolyn wasn't even a year old when I fist met you all. The joy in seeing her turn 3. Gwendolyn, You are my hero. Love, Mari
Posted by Mari aka "Thorney" on 2010-09-07 16:33:31
so beautiful. i've shared this video on my facebook page.
Posted by maggie on 2010-09-07 18:03:27
Bill & Victoria, Probably the most touching home video I have ever watched. The both of you are such amazing parents. My husband and I speak of you with great praise. Little Miss Gwendolyn has been through a rough journey; one I wish no child had to endure. It may seem strange but I feel honored that you share your experiences with the world. Much love and support ~ The Halls
Posted by Jennifer on 2010-09-07 20:18:40
What an amazing video, & an even more amazing little girl! Loved the Gwendolyn song & seeing all her beautiful smiles. Happy Birthday little miss Gwendolyn, you are definitely a blessed little girl with wonderful parents!
Posted by Kellie on 2010-09-07 23:25:17
I cried as well while watching the video... Happy birthday Gwendolyn. We love you dear.
Posted by Jhari on 2010-09-08 23:49:16
Wow that was the most amazing video and celebration! Happy 3rd birthday Gwendolyn! Aubriana sends hugs your way, she turns two this month! I am literally crying my eyes out at the fact that I hate SMA, it is not fair! Gwendolyn is beautiful and we loved that great video! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG 3!!!!
Posted by Shellie Lopes on 2010-09-10 10:45:27
[...] a giveaway! A 3rd Birthday Bonanza Giveaway! And you are ALL eligible to win! Remember in this post last week, I mentioned there would be fun things all month long leading up to (and beyond) [...]
Posted by Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #1: Cristina Ashley Designs Gwendolyn Strong | Gwendolyn Strong on 2010-09-12 09:39:35
[...] So this brings Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #1 to a close…but….Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza continues and there is so much fun going on! And there are still two more weeks until the actual big day…October 4th…which means…more giveaways and more celebrating and more relishing in every memory of all 36 Months = 3 Years! [...]
Posted by Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #2: Bella Claire Baby Bloomers Gwendolyn Strong | Gwendolyn Strong on 2010-09-19 07:21:42
Even though I never meet Gwendolyn I feel she has a special place in my heart. I could remember when you 1st had her. I was Theresa's aide at the time and she was so exited. Ive been a outsider but always praying for Gwendolyn . My grandsons will be participating in the 1st annual Trike A Thon here in La Verne, Calif. Just to be part of the Gwendoln Strong fundraiser is a honor. Hugs and Kisses From The Dillard family here in Hacienda Heights
Posted by margaret dillard on 2010-09-25 20:36:11
[...] BIG day! And it is definitely birthday madness around here. Every day more cards, packages, and $36 for 36 Months donations arrive from all the amazing people who love our little princess. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!) [...]
Posted by Birthday, Birthday, Birthday and Gratitude Gwendolyn Strong | Gwendolyn Strong on 2010-10-01 09:23:49
[...] to Gwendolyn for her birthday, the special cards and gifts you have sent, your donations to our $36 for 36 campaign, and your continual cheerleading and support of our little girl! To be surrounded by such [...]
Posted by Birthday Bonanza Final Giveaway and Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash Gwendolyn Strong | Gwendolyn Strong on 2010-10-10 07:31:41

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