This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.
One of my guilty pleasures when the kids go to sleep is making sure I sneak in my shows or attempt to watch new ones. Returning this Summer is Bet On Your Baby, a game show with parents and their children, ages 2-5, who compete against each other in a series of tasks/activities. The money that is won goes into a college fund for the child, where do I sign up?!
Now there will be something very special going on during the June 14th episode from 8pm-9pm. You have the chance to help children in need of diapers, simply by using the hashtag #LuvsBOYB on Twitter. During the time a Twitter Party will be going on, for more details on that please read below.
Twitter Party Details:
· For every use of the hashtag #LuvsBOYB, · June 14th, 8-9pm EDT (coinciding with the special #Bet On Your Baby” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode airing)
o Kelcey Kintner – @mamabirddiaries
o Amy Sprenger – @snarkymommy
o Ann Imig – @annsrants
o Susan McLean – @nodomesticdiva
o Robin O’Bryant – @robinobryant
Now what is so special about that episode? It will be featuring a couple and their son Josh. Josh will be appearing on behalf of The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and this boy’s story is one that will leave you in awe. A local news story describes Josh’s situation in detail.
All About Josh
Keeping up with Joshua Miller isn’t easy, neither is keeping him down. Like the little engine that could, Josh never ever backs down from a challenge. It’s hard to imagine this strong little boy was at one time so fragile. His mom Laura was told during pregnancy Josh would be different. His condition: “Werner’s Mesomaliac Dysplasia With Hirshprungs. It’s quite a mouthful,” Laura tells me.
Josh was born with multiple challenges inside and out. His most obvious difference: no tibias. There was no bone connecting his knees to his feet, and he didn’t pop out with 10 fingers and toes. “Our son actually had 26 digits all together because he had 7 digits on each foot and 6 digits on each hand,” Laura explains.
“I’ve almost been through 8 surgeries. One was very difficult, Uhm heart surgery. I almost died, but i lived through it.” Josh remembers.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Jackie Szmuszkovicz explains Josh was born with a defect that blocked blood flow, between his lungs and his heart. Now that he’s recovered from open heart surgery, she marvels at how active he is today, “To me that’s the most important sign that his heart is doing well.
Laura still remembers living with the fear of all that could go wrong. Why didn’t it? “He hasn’t learned to feel sorry for himself. Hasn’t learned to be downtrodden,” she says.
On the contrary, Josh sees himself as a role model. He’s already competed in 3 triathalons to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation., and he often meets with new amputees to showing them all that he’s learned to do.
With up to 10,000 diapers being able to be donated by Luvs for simply using a hashtag, I don’t see why anyone would not have the time to do a great gesture for these kids. For once you can make your online time count toward something good, instead of wasting valuable time you should have been working or cleaning (guilty!). Go ahead and follow me on For more about Josh’s story: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/21483630/inspiring-4-year-old-boy-is-a-hero#ixzz2xs9J04CS
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