Sunday, October 30, 2011

Emmett's Fight Online Fundraising Event! November 1st-12th

Emmett's Fight is excited to launch our first ever Online Fundraising Event! The fundraiser will begin November 1st- 12th. Proceeds will be generously donated to benefit the Emmett's Fight Campaign.

Shortly after celebrating my son's first birthday, Emmett accidently ingested a coin size button battery which was housed in our family remote control. The damage that was tragically created inside Emmett's body, has been a horrific and painful nightmare. It has been a battle to save his life ever since.  Emmett is why we have started this campaign, we want to prevent another innocent child from grasping their little fingers around these tiny lethal monsters. Please help us FIGHT with Emmett! You can help us reach out and educate those in our community on a local and national level! You can help us take action! You can help us give comfort and support to those children and families who have suffered! Help us spread the awareness! You can help us by purchasing the product's listed below.

There is power in numbers... Help spread the awareness by clicking "Like" on Emmett's Fight Facebook page. The more who read about Emmett the more who will know the danger's that come from Button Battery Ingestion. Help us save lives!

Tricia, from Baby Night Night Boutique has designed a 3 trendy logo's on T-shirts. Styles for men, woman and children. I love the logo's she has created. We hope that people will ask, "who is Emmett?"
"Like" Baby Night Night Boutique on Facebook.

Click here Baby Night Night Boutique

The Apple Avenue, is a shabby chic shop full of adorable headbands and little lad's neck ties. Janae, the owner, has designed a chic headband. Color's where custom picked in tribute to Emmett's Fight!...as a side note... check out the little lad's neck ties... My Ethan-bug is the adorable model!
"Like"  The Apple Avenue on Facebook.

Click here  The Apple Avenue

Heidi, from The Pretty Poppy, hand stamps sterling silver pendants, decorated with the words Emmett's Fight.  The pendant is accompanied with a Swarovski crystal. Available in a necklace or key chain option. Stamped pendant's are one of my new favorite types of jewelry lately. I love wearing mine!
"Like"  The Pretty Poppy on Facebook.

Click here  The Pretty Poppy


Cenia, is a Scentsy Representative. She is helping Emmett Fight by her generous contribution from her business. Buy any Scentsy product online under the "Emmett's Fight" party between November 1st and November 12th and all proceeds will go the Emmett's Fight Campaign.
Click here  Cenia's Scentsy Shop

A special Thanks to Tricia from the Baby Night Night Boutique, Janae from The Apple Avenue, Heidi from The Pretty Poppy and Cenia from Scentsy. Thank you for helping us make Emmett's Fight possible by your generous donation. Thank you All for making a difference by you purchases! Go Emmett, Go!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Everybody dance!!


We feel like dancing around here! So we wanted to share this happy video of our sweet boy with all of you.
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Emmett is home and doing better than he has in a long time. We are indulging in the little things, like our Son shakin his booty! Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An anniversary.... And good news!

Yes friends, it has been 1 whole year since we discovered and REcovered the battery in Emmett's esophagus. We are so thankful that he is here with us today, he continues a miracle.
Emmett went in for his 21st surgery the day before yesterday. This wasn't his usual esophageal dilation. This time it was done under fluoroscopy (like a CT scan). His esophagus was dilated in two areas. The narrowing was preventing Emmett from swallowing his secretions, the way you and I are able to. Instead he chokes and then aspirates into his lungs which is causing all sorts of complications. The dilating is now allowing the secretions to drain into his stomach like they are suppose to. This "dilating" process is done gradually, in millimeters. He will have it every 3-4 weeks for quite some time. Now for the good news: it already seems to be helping!  Each night we are up with Emmett every 2-3 hours to prevent him from drowning in his own fluids.
Last night Emmett had the best SLEEP he has had in over 6 months!!  WOO~HOO!!
Speaking of precious sleep, we are looking forward to hopefully having a night-nurse one or two nights a week so Michael and I can get ourselves some. 
For now we are feeling extremely blessed for the tender mercies that we experience daily. We know our Heavenly Father is close, we also feel his influence in our cause; "Emmett's Fight".  Yes, there is some very exciting exposure coming our way!  This attention will shine a much needed light on the dangers of button batteries. It will save lives! We promise to fill you in on the details when the time is right.
Before I sign off, we want to thank you all once again for your continued prayers and support. We know it's a long road, and we are so happy that you are traveling it with us.

Karla

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spooky Halloween Awareness!



Emmett's Fight is excited to launch our Blog today! I feel October is the appropriate month to start up the Emmett's Fight blog. Last year around this time,  Emmett had accidentally Ingested a Button Battery. After much pain and sorrow, Emmett has survived and we are here to tell his story. Emmett is why we are so passionate about spreading the awareness! The blog will be used to update reader's of consumer safety, announce and host fundraising events and also have updates on Emmett's continued healing condition. 


The very 1st blog post will begin with a holiday consumer safety awareness. My dear friend Amy, brought something to my attention, while I was picking her son up for preschool this morning. Ethan, my 4 year old, and her boy are the best of pals. After placing the two boys in their car seats,  Amy handed me a small circular object. A Halloween decorated reflector. She explained that the festive reflector's were all over the stores for the holiday. The intention for these adorable little reflectors, is for children to wear on their Halloween costumes for safety reasons in the dark. Great idea, right! 


 Amy went on to explain, that she was playing with the object and discovered that the top of the reflector came right off, without much effort.  Inside are two BUTTON BATTERIES. Button Batteries are in many household items used today. Electronic's are becoming smaller, needing the usage of button batteries in effort to meet the needs of consumer demand. It is difficult to always avoid item's charged by these tiny batteries. The IMPORTANT thing to look out for is, how the button batteries are encased. Are they secured properly?

 In this reflector, you can see, the two button batteries are held down by only a small prong, easily accessible to a child curious fingers.
Keep a look out for these tiny button batteries. Please make sure they are secured safely inside the device that is requiring their usage.


Karla