“A Paul for Silas”

by Edie Wadsworth on October 14, 2010

Social media is peculiar. It’s changing the way we live our lives. At least it’s changing the way I live mine.
It can be hard to keep in check. Hard to find balance.
But one way I know for sure  it’s a benefit is when people reach out to help each other.
I don’t use my platform here to promote things unless I really believe in them.
So I hope you’ll welcome Debra and her son Silas.
Silas has Down’s Syndrome—-and just looking at his cute little smiling face reminds me of my younger {half} brother who also has Down’s.
And my sister and I are always lamenting that we don’t make more time to go visit our brother.
He’s one special guy. He might have greatly benefited from an organization like Best Buddies.
Every Paul needs a Silas!  Welcome Debra!

“…a Paul for Silas” fundraising campaign benefitting Best Buddies Tennessee

Hi everyone! I’m so thankful to Edie for posting information about my fundraising campaign, a Paul for Silas!
I’m Debra. I’m mommy to Anna and twins, Stewart and Silas. I’m raising money for Best Buddies Tennessee in honor of Silas who has Down syndrome.
My husband and I heard of Best Buddies soon after Silas and Stewart were born and found ourselves drawn to the organization because their focus is primarily on relationships. Anthony Kennedy Shriver founded Best Buddies to foster one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual disabilities at all stages of life. Best Buddies is based on a chapter or club system in schools and communities and facilitates this based on simple things like shared interests. Carson Newman College has made quite a name for Best Buddies through their friendships with the individuals of Douglas Cooperative.
The Tennessee office was opened in January 2010 and has opened six new chapters this year including two high school chapters. We want to see TN continue to grow and we need your help!

THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, OCTOBER 16TH

we will be collecting donations and offering give-aways at the the Corvette Show at Walters State Expo Center in White Pine, TN. The Corvettes arrive on Saturday at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public. If you are in the area, please stop by the show and see us and learn more about Best Buddies TN.
If you can’t make it to the show this weekend, you can donate online to our campaign. Just click here to see our campaign page. Thank you for making a difference in the life of Tennesseans living with disabilities!
Thanks, Edie, for helping us spread the word!
so blessed,
Debra Myrick

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1 Southern Gal October 14, 2010 at 11:44 am

Thanks for letting us know about this organization. I have some car lovin’ friends who would probably make the trip for the Corvette Show. I’ll be sure to spread the word.

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2 the domestic fringe October 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

What a wonderful organization! I hadn’t heard of it. That’s a baby with a beautiful smile!

-FringeGirl

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3 Debra Myrick October 14, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Edie..
Thank you again for sharing our information with your blog followers!!!

Thought of the fabric store…Textile Fabrics on 8th Ave. And it also has a yarn shop in the back of the store. I was there today and thought of you. Hope you have a great trip!!!

Debra

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4 amy jupin October 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

thanks for sharing this edie!
i have a three year old little boy with down syndrome and he is the light of our lives.
this looks like such a sweet organization!

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5 Kelly October 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I’m excited you are spreading the word!

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6 Kristi October 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Edie, thank you for sharing this! While my son does not have DS, he does have special needs. ANd go visit your brother….. it will do your heart good :)
XOXO

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7 Battle Ready Naginata June 18, 2014 at 6:17 am

Shipped quickly, Thanks!

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