July 22, 2011

Freebie Friday: Fragile X Fragile Hope book

Today, in honor of the 12th annual National Fragile X Awareness Day, I am hosting my first ever giveaway!

I am giving away a copy of the book Fragile X Fragile Hope: Finding Joy In Parenting A Child with Special Needs by Elizabeth Griffin. (Please see entry rules below.)

Here's how to enter:
  • Simply leave a comment on this blog post (below) that includes your name and e-mail address and briefly tell me about a person in your life who has been an inspiration.
  • You have until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, July 24, 2011 to enter.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail (that's when I'll obtain the physical mailing address) on Monday, July 25th. The winner will have three days to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
  • If, for some reason, you have a difficult time leaving a comment on this blog, you can e-mail the same information to me at akmayesblog@gmail.com (with the word "giveaway" in the subject box).

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  1. Ashley (email in profile)
    My inspiration is my mom. She passed away in 2008 after fighting breast cancer (the genetic kind) for 17 years. She had the most amazing will to survive. She earned her master's degree while working and going through chemo for the 3rd time. I miss her every day, but I will always remember her and her strength and faith in God. If I can be just one drop as strong as my Mama was, I can survive the challenges life is throwing at me right now.

  2. @Mama_Ashley That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing that (and for commenting on the post). :) Moms are some of the most amazing and strong people in this world.

  3. April Wooten april.seames562@topper.wku.edu
    My son (8 y/o) is my greatest inspiration, we found out that he had fragile x when he was 3 y/o. I was told that some fetes that he made would never happen, he might never talk, be potty trained and other things.. however, my son can talk my head off and is in the working stages of potty training. He has a smile and a laugh that would make anyone's worst day be so much brighter. I can't imagine my life without him and there are days that it is hard to live with fragile x but it has not over come us.. we have learned to live together.

  4. @April What a wonderful testimony! I, too, keep my standards high for Grant and pray that he will exceed all expectations others have placed on him. I look forward to the day when Grant can "talk my head off"!!You have a sweet son and a wonderful family. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Karen,

    YOU inspire me. (And I'm not tryin' to earn brownie points here.) The way you just keep fighting for your son and celebrating the small victories, never taking "no" for an answer, trusting God through it all, and still managing to find time for Wesley and Aaron. I don't know how you do it! I keep praying for you.

  6. @jvzdutch You are too sweet, Jill. :) I must admit that you and your mother are two people who inspire me. Your mom's unwavering dedication pushed you hard at a young age which created a firm foundation for your development. Your relentless diligence to working hard and never giving up has rewarded you with a great career and a heart for others and the Lord. I, of course, must give all credit to God. He has blessed me with an amazing support system. I don't know how I would get through this without my wonderful family, friends, and church family. As I say to everyone, KEEP PRAYING!


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