Saturday, August 15, 2009

SMA Walk-n-Roll

So I have the cutest little niece, Brynlee, but when she was around 6 months old her parents noticed something wrong with her legs. They took her into the doctor, and to make a long story short, they found out that she has SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). SMA is a disease that affects the muscles in her little body, it basically prevents them from working like muscles should work. She was unable to lift her legs, and the one that gets most children under the age of 2 is that she is unable to cough and struggles to breath.

Well, her 2nd birthday (they never said that she would live to the age of 2) is August 29th, and it just so happens that there is a fund raiser on August 29th in Park City; the Utah Chapter of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Walk-n-Roll. The FMSA is inviting friends, family, patients, and anyone else interested to participate in the fund raiser to help find a cure for the number 1 genetic killer in infants.

To register, or even just to donate you can visit: FSMA
If you want to join Team Brynlee on the Walk-n-Roll (she will be rolling along in her new little wheel chair) you can register under my sister-in-law: Tara Liston

Here is the fund raising Biography for Team Brynlee:

See, isn't she the cutest!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Aspen Grove - Timpanogos

So, today we decided to try to hike the Aspen Grove Timpanonos trail. I was with my mother and step father, who haven't been on the hike for a long time. We ended up starting way late, so we didn't make it to Emerald Lake, but we did have a great hike. It was a beautiful day, and we all had a great time.

There was a lot of water coming down the mountains this year, which made for some great pictures. I didn't take these pictures, but some nice friendly blogger did, so I figured that I would share. This is what we did see though. =0)

There were also many beautiful flowers, but once again I don't have the pictures that I took today, so I may have to post them a little later.

Well I am headed to bed so that I can spend the week getting ready for those crazy teachers to come back into their schools a week for now... ;)