Funny, adventurous, caring, curious and busy, always busy. That’s what I think of when I think of our Zoe. She has been a great force in our family’s “100 Hearts” project, http://onehundredhearts.wordpress.com/ . Zoe was instrumental in coming up with a way of thanking people forward. It was the creative brainstorming between her and Logan where they came up with the idea of “100 Hearts”. The project was born out of gratitude and it’s mission is to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes while showing that acts of kindness do not have to be grand.
Always in constant search of ways to do small acts of kindness from the heart, she recently took some dog treats to our neighbor to share with her dog. The dog had been abused by it’s previous owner and adopted from a shelter by our neighbor, she is nervous around most people, but that has not discouraged Zoe from getting to know her. After dropping off the treats Zoe asked me if dogs knew what small acts of kindness were, she hoped they did so she could keep doing little things for her so she could learn to trust her.
Zoe is always interested in learning more about Type 1 diabetes and how she can support Logan. She knows that if he is acting tired or crabby that she should ask him to check his blood sugar or tell us. She has been a great help in fundraising and often times empties her piggy bank to add to our efforts. Most recently she handed me $1.10 and told me to put it towards a cure. She believes that Logan can do anything he wants to, it doesn’t matter if he has diabetes. We have no doubt that she is on her way to do great things with lots of heart.
My sweet niece Cameron, Big sister to Reagan. She is a caring, kind-hearted sister, always ready to help. She is a wonderful artist and enjoys drawing, coloring and painting.
Cate, big sister to Addie, the other half of the dynamic duo. Cate is an active volunteer with disability related organizations and a bright light only to get brighter. She is a talented, kind, thoughtful, creative, passionate 13 yr old, all of the attributes of a sister that anyone would love and that everyone should have. Cate is an active runner, running her first race 2 years ago and more recently setting a personal best at a 5k. She has achieved many great things and no doubt she is only getting started. She hopes to one day be a drama teacher and sign language interpreter, using both to run an inclusive theater. Be inspired, read Cate’s honest and touching article about being the sibling of someone that has a disability, http://articles.complexchild.com/may2012/00382.html
Best wishes to Cate as she pursues her dreams!