Parker is an adorable little boy with Down syndrome who has been dealing with a ton of medical issues and has gone through a lot in his short life. He has pulmonary hypertension, heart problems and requires many other special medical devices. Because of his medical issues, he is extremely susceptible to getting sick so he often has to stay home in the "safe room" of his house. If Parker gets even a little bit sick he usually ends up in the hospital. Of course, all these hospital stays and medical supplies he needs cost a lot of money, especially in the U.S. I don't normally post requests for money - just a general policy I keep - but in this case, I think I can make an exception. Melody from Slurping Life has decided to run a little contest to help out with some of Parker's medical expenses. Everyone who donates $2 or more to Parker's fund through Melody's site will be entered into the contest to win some great prizes! Some of the prizes are a digital camera and camera case, an HP compact printer with carrying case, and there will be even more prizes too!
So if you would like to help out our friend Parker and his family, the time to do it is from July 23-27. I know Parker's mom,Tammy, from one of my on-line Down syndrome sites. She is a dedicted, amazing mother - not only to Parker, but to her other children as well. So pop on by http://www.prayingforparker.com/ to get to know sweet Parker a little better and then visit Melody's site: http://slurpinglife.typepad.com/ from July 23-27 to read more information about the contest.
P.S. Here is the latest update on Parker: