Jude’s Tabs for Anna

Jude’s Tabs for Anna

Good morning friends.  I came across this story on Facebook the other day and my heart literally melted.  This little boy has started a movement to collect pop can tabs to help raise money for his little sister’s wheelchair.  Jude’s Tabs for Anna.  My immediate reaction – how can I help!???  So we have set out a small jar on the counter to start collecting pop tabs ourselves in our home.  And I am going to invite my staff and team members at Dufferin Media to also contribute.  And I’m going to spread the awareness of the campaign here on my blog and via my social media channels.  This story touches me personally in more ways than one and I hope you will consider taking this small action to help this little boy!

Here is more on this touching story:

Jude VanVeen, a busy 6 year old boy, loves his 3 little sisters dearly. He started collecting pop/beer can tabs to buy his little sister, Anna (3), a wheelchair and we love the initiative Jude has taken. We need your help to ensure he reaches his goal! Anna has a rare genetic syndrome called Cri du Chat (5p-), which means that she is missing part of the 5th chromosome. She spent her first 162 days in the NICU of the McMaster Children’s Hospital before coming home with a few extra accessories. Anna has a tracheostomy tube and gtube. She has low vision, deafness and bilaterally displaced hips. Anna progresses at her own pace, allowing us to celebrate every little milestone! She is army crawling and getting into all kinds of mischief with her siblings daily. Life with Anna is not alway easy, but she has taught us immeasurably. Anna is loved and shows so much love to those around her. Right now we have a medical stroller for her, but it is likely she will need a wheelchair within her first years of school. So start collecting in a bag, jar, box, etc and help this little boy achieve a great goal! If you have any questions or want to find a drop-off near you – please contact Lorissa VanVeen at 519-993-6260 or tabsforanna@gmail.com THANK YOU!!

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