Monday, April 12, 2010

A Gussy Giveaway for Good


**Updated: Check here for our lucky winner!**
I've been writing this post in my head for so long and I still don't know where to begin, I'll start with the hard part and then get to the fun part!
For the last six+ years, I've been struggling with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). I am fortunate enough to have a great doctor and good insurance to help cover the exorbitant cost of my medications. These medications allow me to live a relatively normal life, but there are still days that I can't tie my shoes, hold a pen or dress my daughter. Sometimes I want to lie down and not do anything because I just hurt, my hands don't work right and I stumble over all kinds of things. Needles, injections and pain killers are a normal part of my life, but I am oh so thankful for them.
I am terrified every single day that my daughter will have to go through these things, that I will have passed on to her whatever went haywire in me. So, I'm going to do something about it. This year I'm walking in the Arthritis Walk to raise money for a cure, not just a treatment.

Now the fun part: It's my first giveaway!! I'm having a giveaway to help raise awareness and money! I'll be giving away a $50 Gussy gift card. Oh, her stuff is so adorable, I could just order it all!


To enter, just leave me a comment!

For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, be sure to include me @scatteredmama (then leave a comment letting me know that you tweeted!) You can tweet (and enter) every day if you'd like:-)

For even more chance to win: You'll get one entry for every dollar that you donate to our Arthritis Walk team. Click on the Paypal Donate button (Upper right sidebar) or you can donate from the Arthritis Walk link (though that has a $10 minimum) to donate and then leave me a comment letting me know how much you donated (no need to leave a comment for each dollar… I'll make a spreadsheet. I love spreadsheets!) You can also use this link if you're in the Salem, Oregon area and want to join our team!
Giveaway will end Friday April 30th at 5pm Pacific Standard Time
*Because I believe so much in the cause, I have purchased this gift card with my own money and didn't get anything in return*

30 comments:

Alicia said...

I'm sorry that you have to live with this. I can't even imagine being in such pain... Thank you for bringing awareness to this cause. I'm sorry that I can't donate anything right now but I will remember this cause for the future...

cherryandviolet said...

I really feel for you. I've seen friends struggle with the same thing. I hope you raise a lot of money for your Walk!

Those bags are SO cute! What a great giveaway!

Alicia said...

I tweeted @aliciamarie112. Looking forward to hearing how much you raised from this! Thanks Maggie for donating to this great cause :)

cherryandviolet said...

I just tweeted your giveaway!
@cherryandviolet

Melissa said...

Your one strong cookie with a great attitude! What a great giveaway for an awesome cause...you will be helping many out I'm sure! Way to go!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I do adore Gussy! She's so sweet and her work is amazing. I'll do my part to spread the word!

thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Just tweeted this giveaway for ya. :) @thesweetpetunia

Mindy said...

I love Gussy! What a great idea! :)

Mindy said...

Tweet!
https://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12080879502

The Prickly Pinecone said...

What a terrible thing to have to live with. I hope you have more good days than bad. Children always seem to lift our spirits!

thepricklypinecone(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mindy said...

My tweet for today!
https://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12126592844

Mindy said...

I donated $10 !

Rhonda said...

I was diagnosed with RA when my daughter was 3 months old. I feel your pain quite literally. I'm off my meds right now hoping to avoid a flare until we can try and get pregnant again. Doesn't is suck to feel your toes every day? I hope you continue to be able to manage your pain and your RA. I also hope can can both learn to control the worry that our daughters will one day have to face RA.

Karen said...

I donated before the contest started...am I in? Have to check out that website!

Mindy said...

Tweet for today :)
https://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12169161811

Brandy said...

I'm sorry that you have to struggle with something like that. I can't imagine living with that pain.

the bags are supercute. and I totaly donated some dollars. $15 of those babies!

Rachel O. said...

Gussy's work is so beautiful! I love it! (I can be contacted at greatnarf at gmail dot com)

Rachel O. said...

I tweeted! (@rachelforgets) (I can be contacted at greatnarf at gmail dot com)

Kimberly said...

I'm sorry that you are dealing with RA. I know that can be a very debilitating disease. I hope the walk raises lots of money, but also people's awareness.

Awesome giveaway, btw.

Lyndsay said...

I commend you for doing the walk and raising money for arthritis!! As a childhood cancer survivor, I know what it's like to fear the DNA you've passed along to a child. It feels awful. But new meds and treatments are being discovered for diseases every day and fundraising like this will help it all along!

I donated $10, commented and tweeted... so 12 entries? woohoo!!

jacque4u2c said...

How fantastic that you are doing the walk!!! Thanks for letting us enter this awesome giveaway!

Mindy said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12248764839

Rachel O. said...

Tweet for today!
http://twitter.com/rachelforgets/status/12256287681
(I can be contacted at greatnarf at gmail dot com)

Moriah said...

i would love some gussy! :)

Heather said...

Good luck with your walk! I was not aware that this illness caused so much hurt! Your goal to bring awareness really worked. :)

Mindy said...

tweet for today =)
http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12322863918

Rachel O. said...

Tweet for today! http://twitter.com/rachelforgets/status/12323033757 (I can be reached at greatnarf at gmail dot com)

Mindy said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12374623405

Mindy said...

Tweet for today
http://twitter.com/mdmerenghi/status/12593362708
I hope you reach the rest of your goal soon!

Rachel O. said...

Tweet for today! http://twitter.com/rachelforgets/status/13031616494 (I can be reached at greatnarf at gmail dot com)