I won $25,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
I won $25,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:25pm
My DS is 3-years-old and is developmentally delayed. I entered a contest in May for $25,000 for his preschool class room to get new wheelchairs, equipment, etc. I got official notice today that WE WON! We do have to keep part of it because we have to pay taxes on it. I am so happy....and the best part is that it also comes with a FREE trip to L.A. I can't even tell you how exctied I am! The trip is in August for 3 nights. Free meals, airfair, transportation, hotel, EVERYTHING! I can't believe this. I never win anything. I am shaking so badly right now.

I am nervous about going to L.A. First of all, I have never traveled somewhere like that on my own. Secondly, I have never been away from my kids. Well, only when I was in the hospital having DD. But this would be a first for me. Part of me doesn't want to go but part of me is thinking this is a once in a lifetime chance. I can't believe how nervous I am. I just wanted to share!


PS. You can see the contest I won at www.ideashappen.msn.com My idea was Developmentally Delayed Kids.


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Registered: 06-06-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:26pm
WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Big congrats to you !!


sw-271 cw-238

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Registered: 07-03-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:32pm

I went to LA last year at exactly this time, actually. I loved it. I have a family member there and we had a blast. First time I had ever been away from DH and DD. It was the best time I ever had...you will have lots of fun....


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Registered: 06-14-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:39pm
That's AWESOME!! How cool!!! Congrats!

Leslie, mom to Sami 7/6/99 little one edd 2/23/04

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:45pm
that's so awesome . i did a fundraiser with my kids school to help pay for a wheelchair lift for my sisters van my nephew has a terminal genetic disease and it costa 17,000 for the lift we were able to raise enough money to pay for the lift and also had enough money left over for materials so my dh (a carpenter) could build a special deck ramp so he could soak in the pool so i know 25,000 may seem like alot and it is but what the places charge for equipment for disabled people is a flat out crime
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Registered: 06-17-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 2:57pm

LA is no different than any other city other than I hate living here and the smog. There are some great places to see but it's not my cup of tea. I'd rather live somewhere more family oriented and clean. ;)

I'm really happy for you and I'm sure you'll have a great time!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 3:03pm
This is the coolest thing I've heard in a long time!! So happy for you and the kids! Hey - Relax!! You'll love the trip and your kiddos will be fine ;-) Congrats! Melisa
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Registered: 03-29-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 3:06pm
That is just awesome! Have a great trip to LA, where are you coming from? I'm a California Native, live about 1 1/2 hours from LA though!


Shannon 2/11/04


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 3:13pm

What a great entry. Good job and congratulations. Let us know when you're leaving so we can pray for your safe trip! I think that's awesome of you. What a cool contest too.


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Registered: 06-12-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 3:14pm

Thank you, you made my day! I LOVE it when good things happen to good people.




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Registered: 07-16-2003
Fri, 07-18-2003 - 3:22pm
Brandy, CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting!


EDD 2/14/04