Thank you for your interest in our 2012 holiday ornament! All ornaments have found homes. If you would still like to make a donation in honor of a loved one, please click here to participate in our matching campaign!
Looking for a ‘just right’ gift for someone special?
First meet Scarlet, who is just under two years old. Scarlet has a rare genetic condition called Proprionic Acidemia, which means that her body cannot break down certain nutrients, causing a build up of harmful substances that could damage her heart, liver, brain and bones. She is one of two little girls in our program who have this condition. Fortunately, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we can carefully monitor Scarlet and her friend Ashley’s health and provide them a special formula called Propimex.
This life saving formula is around $45 a month per child, which is where your holiday shopping comes in! We have commissioned a collectible holiday ornament: the Leather Back Sea Turtle – native to Guatemala – and it can grace the holiday of someone you love this year. Each has been created by a former patient of ours, who has been delighted to get a little extra work in time for her holidays!
We have had 25 ornaments made. Anyone who sponsors one girl’s formula for one month – $45 – can have the ornament and a beautiful card with Scarlet’s photo & story sent to a loved one in time for the holidays! Each ornament will also have a small tag with Scarlet’s photo attached, so that she can be remembered year-after-year!
With your help, we hope to fund a full year of formula for both girls! Just fill in the form below, and let us know where to send the ornament!