Thursday, May 15, 2014

Life Behind Home Plate

Hi!

Ok, so this is going to be a non-crafty post!  As many of you know, I hardly get personal! Like Ever! I may share small bits here and there, but a non-crafty personal post never happens...till today.

My son has had many struggles in his short life. I don't share about it much on my blog, but he faces many challenges every day.  We keep the roads hot with many many doctor's appointments and I mean hot. We travel in many different directions in the Northern Virginia/National Capital area.  We also keep that road hot to many baseball games and practices. This is the one positive thing that keeps him going. He LOVES it! 

He is on two teams. He is currently on a Little League team and a Lower Level Travel Team. We live, think, and breath Baseball this time of year. Even in the winter he is participating in a winter conditioning camp indoors. This has been the bright spot for him when other things aren't so bright. 

Having said that, he is participating in a Baseball Tournament called Kyle's Kamp Memorial Day Weekend raising money for the Division of Oncology and Pediatric Cancer Research. This foundation was started by a baseball loving family like ours, whose son name Kyle, was diagnosed with  Leukemia at age 6. Pediatric research is way underfunded. 

28 Children are diagnosed with Cancer EVERY DAY in the US alone! That is alarming to me. Only 4% of Cancer Research funding is spent on Pediatric Cancer. Also alarming!

So this tournament that my son is participating in is to help raise those funds for research needed. I am pretty passionate about a few things, Family, Baseball, Cancer Research, and Crafting! :-) 

I don't normally ask this, but if you feel it in your heart to help support my son who is helping kids through America's pastime. A little combined goes a long way. You can click on the donation widget at the top right of the blog. You can donate as little as you want and anonymously. 

We would appreciate it!

The Hobbs Family

15 comments:

Marybeth said...

Beautiful post Tammy! Your a good mom!

Lisa said...

Ditto to Marybeth's sentimentsTammy! And a big thank you to Ian for his act of kindness! :)

Jennifer said...

Hugs to you and your family!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What an amazing cause!! Off to donate!!!!!

DIANA L. said...

A beautiful heartfelt post Tammy- My prayers are with you. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Beautiful Tammy! You, your family and your sweet boy will remain in my prayers.
Shelly

Audrey Pettit said...

Thank you for sharing, Tammy! I know it's not easy....my daughter has lots of health issues, too...and I don't really talk about that...but I'm so glad you shared your story with us. Just made a donation. :)

Sue Lelli said...

You need to raise Ian's goal! Way to go, Ian (and Mommy, too!)!

Jessi Fogan said...

Way to go, Short Stack! And super proud Mommy - those are some scary stats.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Blessings given are blessings returned. This is a beautiful post, Tammy! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Wishing Ian a wonderful tournament!

Maria said...

What a wonderful post, Tammy! Such an awesome cause! How fun for Ian to be involved in baseball! And, I hope he has lots of fun at the tournament! Off to donate!:-)

Jinny Newlin said...

Thanks for sharing, Tammy! LOVE to see these glimpses into the lives of crafters I adore ;). And hope your kiddo has a wonderfully successful season!

VanessaB said...

beautiful

Lisa said...

What a beautiful post, Tammy!! I used to work for the International Baseball Association and I wish I still did so I could send some goodies to your son. I hope he has a great time at the tournament!! I am off to donate :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts