Helping Hudson - a "wheely" great cause

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Meet Hudson.

Hudson is 2 ½ but unlike most children his age, he has had a tough little life.  Doctors realised he had an incomplete brain before he was born and as a newborn he was discovered to be legally blind.  Hudson has also recently been diagnosed with both Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy.

His mobility has been hindered severely by his disabilities, however his family and friends wish nothing more than to give him the chance to get moving on his own.

Hudson needs a special Wheelchair/Walker, called a Kid Walker. This device will help get him mobile, allow him to play with his brother and sister, interact with other children his own age and give him independence in his day to day life.

Hudson's story has touched so many people and for the past several months, a special crew of Stampin' Up! demonstrators has been working really hard, securing support,  organising tutorials and gathering donations to get a fantastic event underway...

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There is a HUGE online stamping event taking place, which you can find by clicking on the above banner.  There will be three weeks of stamping fun for you to join in– visit as often as you can, there will always be lots more to see, do and learn.

When you head on over to the blog you’ll find out all about Hudson, his family and his cause,  but more importantly, you can find out how you can help Hudson in his quest for greater mobility, at the same time as helping yourself learn how to make some great new paper craft projects.

How?

By purchasing bundles of tutorials kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators the world over.

Each bundle has 10 fun-filled tutorials for just AU$10! And there are six themes to choose from - Bags & Boxes, Christmas, Kids’ Birthdays, Projects for Men & Boys, Punch Art & Scrapbooking.

There’s even a FREE bonus bundle if you buy four or more!

All proceeds go directly to help Hudson.

The Helping Hudson Crew will also be posting some awesome challenges throughout the three weeks.

For a small donation you can join in and be in the running for some FANTASTIC Stampin’ Up! prize packs, kindly donated by Stampin’ Up! Australia (Australian participants only)

Also keep your eyes peeled for challenges over at Just Add Ink and Stamp A Memory too.

For my small contribution, I wrote up a tutorial for the little bags that I made  as invitations for my big girl's birthday recently.

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This has been included in the Bags and Boxes category.

Personally, I plan on buying all of the bundles!  At $10 for ten tutorials, they're an absolute steal and what a great cause they're going to.  As a mum of two precious ones who have never been really challenged as far as their health is concerned, my heart goes out to Hudson and his family - it truly amazes me what some families are dealt and how they are able to be such a positive inspiration to us all.

If you'd love to help too, then be sure to head on over to the Helping Hudson blog and snap yourself up some fantastic tutorials.

If you love to help even more, then check out the Spread the Word section of the blog to see how you can help gather as much support as possible for this most worthy of causes.