Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I Could Really Use Your Help!

Here's the scoop. Chase Bank is giving away $5.5 million dollars to non-profits in a facebook campaign. All you have to do is vote once - the non-profit with the most votes gets $250,000, second through fifth place gets $100,000 each! Girl Power 2 Cure is in the running currently we are in 11th place! If we win the $250,000 we will put the money into our Garden of Hope Campaign and grow it to $2.5 million for Rett Research!.
This money WILL change our daughters lives!

The thing that makes my stomach turn: there are 2 non-profits ahead of us - an organization for bears and another one for blind cats -

Yes, I said bears and blind cats have recieved more votes than our children.

I'll give you a minute...........

Sooo, I am reaching out to everyone in the blogging community and asking for you to please, please post to your blog and ask your readers to vote for Girl Power 2 Cure! This IS a FB campaign so they will need to have a FB account.

If you aren't able to do a blog post could you do a FB post to all your friends?
Could you tweet it?
And don't forget to vote yourself!
Go to to learn more about the campaign, what the money will be used for and click on the link to vote for us!

I know much of the blogging community is made up of women - Rett Syndrome only affects females and is the leading cause of severe impairment in girls and women! Lets show our Girl Power and get some votes to cure our girls!

If you are unsure of what rett syndrome is and how it affects our baby girls please read our story here:

Researchers successfully REVERSED Rett Syndrome in a mouse in February of 2007. With the proper funding they can reverse rett syndrome in our girls - are we really going to allow money to stand in the way of saving these little girls lives??? All it takes is a click!!

Thank you!!!

Much Love!


  1. I finally remembered to do it. :) And I posted it so hopefully you will get some more votes from friends. Also the Nichole Nordeman song playing right now is probably one of my all time favorite songs. Praying for you all. :)

  2. I am so sorry. I just came across your blog in the past 5 mins and I'm too late. I went on FB and the vote is closed. I see you won $20000, but I get so angry that some of these charities you mentioned would have a chance of winning any of that money which could be put to such wonderful use.
    I do hope the money you did get will be useful.....oohh, I'm so annoyed that I didn't know about this before. I was all ready to post it to all my friends. Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. Pray that you will be able to have some breakthrough. My heart is sore reading your blog. Sore, but with joy too. I hope you know what I mean.
    btw - your name sounds very Scottish! Are you from there? I am! We live in the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides), and we have plenty of MacDonalds, Annes and Marys!!
    Love, Anne (yep, that's my name!) x