LFAC: The Birthday Bolus

Friday, March 4, 2011

Welcome to this week's Sugar Bolus!


This week is a very special Sugar Bolus for us here at The Princess and The Pump!


Why???

Because this week it's the.... BIRTHDAY BOLUS!!!


This week we are celebrating Sweetpea's birthday!  On Sunday, Sweetpea is turning 5!


This is a very BIG deal!  Sweetpea told me that she has been waiting for this day "for a whole year"!  She is over the moon with excitement!  And we will be celebrating all weekend long....  We will be having presents and cupcakes with my parents tomorrow night.  On Sunday, we will be having her "Cinderella" birthday party and celebrating with our closest family and friends!

So what better way to start off a weekend of celebrating than with a BIRTHDAY BOLUS?!?

I knew I wanted to do something SPECIAL in honor of Sweetpea's big day.  The question was.... WHAT??


And all of a sudden - I knew.


My dear friend Wendy over at Candy Hearts has started a campaign that benefits Life for a Child



It is estimated that there are over 100,000 children with diabetes around the world who are in need of assistance to access insulin.  Without insulin, these children will die within one week. 

I encourage you to set aside 30 minutes of your time to watch this video.  It is worth your time.  And it will touch your heart.






After watching this video, I knew that the perfect way for me to honor Sweetpea was to donate to the Life for a Child campaign.  


We are so fortunate to live in this country.  We are so blessed to have health care.  We are so lucky to being able to access medical care and hospitals quickly and easily.  We are lucky that we don't have to move closer to the hospital to keep our child alive.  We are lucky that we don't have to walk 4 hours to get to a hospital.  We are lucky that our child can go to school - that it isn't too far away or too dangerous.  We are lucky that we don't have to choose between school and insulin.  We are lucky that we can afford blood glucose meters and supplies. 


But above all else...  We are incredibly lucky that our child is alive and well today. 


We are so thankful that she is turning FIVE!  She has lived almost half of her life with diabetes.  And she is healthy and happy.  Her diabetes is in "tight control".  Her risk of complications has been reduced.  We are able to look forward to her future and know that it is possible for her to live a long and healthy life - a life that does not have to be defined by diabetes.  


I am acutely aware that if we lived in other parts of this world... we might not be so lucky.  It's very possible that we would not have the opportunity to celebrate this birthday with our sweet, sweet girl.


So...  In honor of Sweetpea's LIFE....  In honor of her FIVE wonderful years...


The Princess and The Pump is giving away FIVE necklaces or keychains from Once Upon A Sugar Tree's Candy Hearts Collection!




This is not a giveaway where I got something free to give to you.  No...  I am going PAY for these - so that the proceeds will benefit the Life for a Child campaign.  Because, for me, the point is to donate the money and reach out to those in need.  And give LIFE to another...


What better way to support the cause than to give away these goodies to my readers!!


So... FIVE lucky winners will be chosen!  And you will get to customize your gift!  You can choose whether you want a necklace or a keychain.  You can decide if want dangling beads.  You can choose the color of your ball chain.  And you can decide if you'd like to personalize it with your name!


To see these darling products up close, you can click HERE!


Now for the official rules....  (Read closely... there's something new!!!)


1.  Leave me a comment before midnight Thursday, March 10th 2011.  Include your first name (comments left with out a name will be eliminated).

** You MUST leave me a comment on this blog to be entered.** 

2. To earn extra entries for the giveaway post a separate comment for each: 

     * Tweet about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link
      
     * Facebook about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link

     * Blog about this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link

     * "Like" The Princess and the Pump on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you've done so - or that you already"like" me!

     *Become a Google "Follower" and leave a comment telling me you've done so - or that you already are!



- No duplicate comments are allowed and will be eliminated.

- Winners will be selected via random draw at http://www.random.org/.  

- Winners' names will be posted here on The Princess and The Pump on Friday March 11th 2011

- After a winner is named and posted, the winner will have 48 hours to send a message to me at theprincessandthepump@gmail.com.   If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.   

 GOOD LUCK!

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77 comments:

  1. What a special way to celebrate a Princess Birthday!! LOVE IT!! 5 is such a special age, Happy Birthday and have a GREAT weekend of celebrations! -Kelly-

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  2. What a great giveaway Hallie! I hope the Princess has a great Birthday!! Kelly Harp

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  3. I am IN girl! Happy B-day Sweet Pea!

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  4. Happy Birthday!
    I've been thinking about ordering a key chain...winning would be great, too!

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  5. LOVE IT!! Youre so amazing Hallie!

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  6. tweeted http://twitter.com/Sugar_Nova/status/43857278549504000

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  7. Happy birthday, Sweet Pea! :) Hope you all have a great time celebrating this weekend!

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  8. OH, HALLIE!!!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my Candy Heart for your love, support, and friendship.

    Happy 5th Birthday, Sweetpea!

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  9. Sign me up... what a great idea Hallie!

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  10. oh my gosh! they are beautiful! what a fantastic give away and a fantastic reason. please enter me!

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  11. i facebooked http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1275951529

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  12. Happy 5th Birthday Sweetpea!

    Count us in!

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  13. Already "like" The Princess and the Pump on FB :)

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  14. Saweet! What a great way to honor Sweetpea and support others. -Kandice

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  15. Happy Birthday SweetPea! Enjoy your special day! This giveaway is such a GREAT idea...

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  16. "Like"ed your page on FB! -Kandice

    And, Birthday blessings to Sweetpea!

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  17. What a great way to celebrate!!
    Happy 5th to Sweet Pea

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  18. Wow! What an amazing way to celebrate Sweetpea's big FIVE! Loving the idea of a keychain. :)

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  19. And I already "like" ya on FB! ;)

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  20. That is so cool! IF I don't win I might just have to buy one!

    Caitlyn

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  21. I liked you on facebook!

    Caitlyn

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  22. Oh what a sweet way to celebrate her birthday - I want to be 5 again (wait - going to school - learning to drive ... uhhhmmm - nope - like being an old fart of 50).

    I'll pretend I'm one of her friends at her party - enjoying a nice slice of cake (bolus for a big slice!).

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  23. Please enter us for this giveaway - Rachel would LOVE it!

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  24. Lori
    FB'd
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Princess-and-The-Pump/122971851104805

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  25. I already like you on FB

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  26. Happy Birthday to the Princess, I hope she has a GREAT time, you and she deserve it!! XX

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  27. (heidi) I am in...Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!

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  28. Happy Birthday Cutie girl!!

    Sign me up for the sweetest birthday bolus ever!

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  29. I already like you on facebook. :)

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  30. http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=1437135468438&id=1834556238

    Facebooked it!

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  31. Tweet Tweet
    http://twitter.com/our3Dlife/status/44130843387637760

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  32. Liked your blog on Facebook :)

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  33. oooh! glad i came back... i missed the part about liking the princess and the pump on facebook. i already "liked" it. :) thanks again!

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  34. what a wonderful Idea to honour your princesses birthday I would love to win!!! I also just became a follower

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  35. Birthday Blessings to you.

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  36. Saw your FB page on Skidaddle bags. I have a T1 daughter who's 7. I think what you're doing is wonderful.=)
    Sherry

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  37. I liked your FB page.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Princess-and-The-Pump/122971851104805
    Sherry

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  38. Liked your page on FB.
    Sherry
    I think I did two steps in one comment before.

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  39. I am now a google follower.
    Sherry

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  40. I have an extra sweet little girl who would love to wear one of these necklaces.

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  41. Wonderful wonderful idea :) I'm in!!

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  42. I follow you every where that you go :)especially on blogger!!

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  43. I fbed but I can't figure out how to give you the link??

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  44. tweeted but having a really hard time with finding the links for these??

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  45. Love this giveaway idea and Happy 5th birthday! ~Amber

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  46. I'm already a faithful follower of your blog and even post some of your blogs on my FB so my friends can see how I feel! (I know, it's a little lazy on my part) ~Amber

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  47. Happy Happy #5 to SweetPea! Love this Birthday Bolus!

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  48. I "like" The Princess and The Pump on FB!!

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  49. Following the leader, the leader, the leader, Following the leader wherever he may go...even on Google!

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  50. Would love a necklace. Touching story. makes me so thankful. Kim Lawson

    Not only do I already 'like' you on FB but they need a 'love' button! Thanks for the fun contest and hope sweetpea had a great birthday.

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  51. blogged about it....
    http://mysweetestboy.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-insurance.html

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  52. Happy birthday princess!!! Count me in for a cute keychain :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  53. i also "liked you" on facebook!

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  54. Happy Birthday to Sweet Pea! What a wonderful giveaway! We'd love to win one of these!

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  55. Facebooked It..
    http://www.facebook.com/jane.roguski

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  56. What a wonderful thing you are doing! And wonderful post by the way; too true that families in 3rd world countries have to decide between one child's life and the survival of an entire family. :(

    Liked you on FB (heck, I'd love you on FB if I could!).

    Happy birthday to the Sweetpea, too. :)

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  57. what a beautiful way to honor and celebrate Sweetpea's birthday :)

    I "like" you on FB now....right after I linked to 2 of your posts that I had to share!

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  58. I already ''like'' you too! :) i really want this for my type 1 , 80 yr old granny :)

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