I had the most exciting time in Los Angeles last week! I will remember it forever. My Mom and I left on Thursday early in the morning. We got to LA before lunchtime and met Emily from GenerationOn. We checked into our hotel room and checked out our surroundings for the next 4 days. The pool was really nice. But, guess what I forgot my darn ears! The new kids I was meeting for the first time learned all about what a cochlear implant was. They thought it was funny when Mommy said to me before I went on the roller coaster in Santa Monica to take my ears off. My new friend just looked at me, then he said, what the heck????
On Friday all 10 Hasbro Community Hero's spent a whole day together learning about each other and doing media training. It was a long day but very interesting and fun. It felt like I knew these other kids for way longer than a day. We enjoyed dinner together with some of the kids and their parents.
Saturday we toured Ave of the Stars and went swimming before it was time to get ready for the Block Party. That block party was incredible! I met so many TV stars as well as movie stars. It was very hot. I also spent time with Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro. You could tell he really loved the day too. He loved hearing all the different stories and how we were all so different and what our service projects were all about.
GenerationOn did a really nice recap of Saturday. I have attached it for you to take a peek at. You can tell I really enjoying talking when I get started. I have many pictures on my facebook page also.
We are so excited to announce I have been chosen as one of the 2015 Hasbro Community Action Heros for 2015. Mommy and I will be leaving for California tomorrow after school. I will be meeting the CEO of Hasbro and all the other kids that have done amazing things for their communities
I have now donated more than 500 buckets to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I have also shipped buckets across the country to other kids that need some cheering up. I just love love love to make kids smile and their families too.
We do not update this blog very much anymore as we use facebook as our communication tool. You can also find me on facebook under Morgan's Magical Ears. I will update this blog when we return home from California and show you lot of pictures and also tell you what I did.
Thank you everyone for supporting me! I just have so many people that helped me over the past 4 years to get this ministry as far as I have gotten it.
Today we participated in our towns community day. There is something special about belonging to a small community where one town turns into the next on the very same street.
Living in a small town has both good and bad. If you are a private person you might as well live somewhere else. In small towns everyone know mostly everyone and if they don't someone else does. On a positive note a small offers love and compassion from people you don't even know personally but they are still part of you.
Today so many neighbors stopped to hear Morgan tell her sweet story of what Morgan's Magical Ears is. These new friends were so empathetic! They liked hearing how Morgan's deafness turned into these buckets of love she shares with CHOP kids and other sick children. We would love nothing more than to see Morgan not have to deal with batteries that run out at the worst time or having to spend time getting her implants waterproofed so she can go swimming or learning to be her on advocate already in elementary school. But these things have all turned Morgan into the most beautiful, caring, tender hearted 8 year old you can imagine. Morgan takes nothing for granted. She loves making people smile and will always be there with a sincere hug when she sees one needed. The hearing sense she was born without was given back to her twofold in having a sense that most don't have. She can sense when her love is needed and she has no problem giving it. She has had to be around adults from 6 weeks old and you can tell if you have had the chance to talk with her she is very comfortable around adults. She is an 8 year old but a very mature young lady.
Thank you to our old friends that bought funny cakes today. To our new friends, we welcome you to our world of MAKING SMILES HAPPEN!
Our next CHOP drop off will be Santa's sleigh helping Morgan deliver lots and lots of Woofi Christmas Stockings!