Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tried & True Tuesday: Globe-Trotting!

We've tried it all... 

sharing stories
bunking "myths"
squashing false "facts" 

Ok, not threats... well, not usually ;)

But, the one effort that always snags the greatest amount of attention is a simple...


It can be connected to a story, or not even one word at all, but one thing is guaranteed: 

it will ALWAYS get ATTENTION!!

So, in keeping to the tradition of using what works; we are kicking off a campaign that should have been started long ago.

That is until my own family, Brayden's family, "bee-napped" the star of the show!

This is Bennett-Buzzbee, & his frog buddy, the Globe-Trotting Awareness buddy to Molly & Milly (who travel for microcephaly) at:

Molly & Milly's Zoocephaly  (click the name to follow along on Facebook)

Our friend Heather was inspired to share her daughter's journey with microcephaly by sending Molly & Milly on journeys across the globe to connect families facing the same condition. Since 2012, Molly & Milly the Monkey Twins (for microcephaly) have been joined by Leo the Lion (for lissencephaly), Sunny the Bear (for schizencephaly), and our very own Bennett with his frog buddy (for hydranencephaly).

Bennett started his hydranencephaly awareness journey in Texas with bee-beauties Chrissy, Sophie & their family; bee-keeper, Angela, is our foundation's vice president and treasurer. 

read about his Texas adventures HERE

But since coming to the Harper household here in Washington late March of last year, we hadn't quite been able to let him go!

But now he's off for the rest of his journey to see our bee-buddies across the globe!

If you'd like to share your home with Bennett for a time, here's how:

Instructions for SIGN - UP & CARE of Globe Trotting Animals

1.) Fill out the mini-form below and put it in a message on this page via Facebook or a personal message to Heather Tuttle Sklar on Facebook.

Animal(s) of Interest: (Molly, Milly, Leo, Bennett Buzz-Bee or Soggy)

Your Name:

Your Child's FULL Name:
Brief description of child's disorder:

Address where you want us to send the animal:

2.) Heather will contact you with an estimate of the month you will be receiving the animal.

3.) She will then contact you when the animal has left the previous family's home.

4.) Once you receive the animal, you will find the animal in the box, with the following items (contact her asap if something is missing):

(a.) A journal 
(b.) a small photo album 
(c.) a bag or collection of items that the animal may have collected along the way. 

*** Sometimes you will also find a gift from the last family for your child.

5.) Let her know as soon as you get the visiting animal. She will then send you the address of the next family on the list.

6.) You are to keep Milly, Molly, Leo, Soggy or Bennett Buzz-Bee for a week (if something happens to prevent you for sending the animal on after 1 week, let her know as soon as possible!)

7.) While the animal is with you, have lots of fun!

- Take lots of pictures. 

- Put some pics in the included photo album (if the album is full, let me know if you want me to send you a new one or if you are able to donate a small one). Post some photos on this page and/or send some to Heather's personal Facebook account ~ Heather Tuttle Sklar (linked above)

- Please, use two or three pages of the journal to write about your visit with Milly, Molly, Leo, Bennett Buzz-Bee or Soggy (write as if you were that animal).

- Find something to represent the state or area in which you live to add to the animal's collection 

8.) On the 6th or 7th day of the animal's visit get her/him ready to be put in the mail. Check the list above and put them all back in the box.

9.) Send Molly, Milly, Penny, Leo, Bennett Buzz-Bee or Soggy on his/her travels!

I cannot WAIT to send Bennett off to continue his journey and follow along with the excitement he brings along the way. Be sure to share his journey and photos with us here at Global Hydranencephaly Foundation as well by emailing to President@HydranencephalyFoundation.org

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