hem Hey everyone!
One of the many, many gifts we received from Give Kids the World was a free, personalized song for Josie. A company called Songs Of Love in New York makes personalized songs for children with life threatening illnesses or lifetime disabilities. You submit a form with Josie's info, things she likes, etc and they customize a song just for her - a one of a kind. and it came yesterday!!!!
it is sooooo cool. they mention the street she lives on, cami, taylor, tracy, me, dolls, spongebob, puzzles, playing doctor. they have developed a "family and friends song download" program. for a minimum donation of 99 cents anyone can download Josie's song. Just go to www.songsoflove.org and click on the family and friends song download link (bottom right of the page). then you type in Josie's last name and her record number - 11007. it costs them $250 to produce one song so obviously donations are important.
the only thing that was incorrect on the song was our street. they say "new hock" instead of NW (northwest) Hoch (hoke). they have you phonetically write out information like names and stuff. but i didn't expect them to use our street too. but hey, it's a great little song. i wish you could listen to it before downloading it but the site won't allow it. and i'd love to send you all a copy via email, but it's copyrighted and i want to honor that. so, if you want to spend .99 on a funny, great song about a little girl you know, have prayed for and supported for the last (almost) 6 years.... check the website out! it says you can hear samples of songs on the website.
For a Kevin update... he went into rehab last week and he was released Monday!! i believe they are going to continue to work on things like his speech, though he sounds fine talking to you. but so far everything is a-okay! he came over Sunday for Taylor and Cami's birthday party at our house. (they let him out for the day prior to his release the next day).