Bloggers and friends from across the internet posted stories and tallied comments totaling nearly 6,000 about the Charlie Grady Miracle Makeover during our 2011 comments week. Design Gives Back donated $1 per comment to be shared with Friends of Kids With Cancer and an upcoming Miracle Makeover for someone in-need. Last week, Kelee Katillac and the John Grady family (above right), presented a check for $ 3,000 to FOKC executive director, Judy Ciapciak (above left).
"Working with Kelee and the Design Gives Back team has been a pure joy and so easy. We have received so much from their efforts," said Ciapciak.
After the check presentation, Kelee and the Grady family went to dinner. Charlie, age 9,( shown above) is doing well...one year later! He is now in chemo and his room continues to provide him with hope and inspiration. Charlie suffers from NF-1 and has brain tumors as a result. Watch Charlie and his family in their inspiring Miracle Makeovertm just below.
The Design Gives Back team would like to thank all of our Design Angel blog affiliates and friends that lent so much time and talent to this project. Thank-you to The Residence Inn by Marriot of St.Louis/O'Fallon for hosting the check presentation. Also, a big thanks to all of our sponsors, including Design Heroes McCarthy Building Companies, Inc and Guideposts Magazine. When we work together, design can change things.
Our Affiliated "Design Angel" Blog Hosts:
Honorary Affiliates: The Blushing Rose Too Blog
*A blog affiliate either hosted a web-wide party for us or sponsored a prize. Over 400 individual blogger friends wrote posts too! Thank-you to all!
Late Breaking News: The Charlie Miracle Makeover video has been nominated for a WEBBY Award...the internet version of an Emmy! Just...awesome. Notice Liam Grady is still quite the ham -- see the top photo. He steals the show!
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