Monday, April 23, 2012

Cookies For A Cure!

 Happy Monday everybody! Today I have something out of the ordinary to share, something incredible. But first there is somebody I'd like you to meet.

     This little cutie is Aiden Micheal, the son of Kayla and Miquel who I've known since middle school. Aiden Micheal came into the world just over a year ago to an anxiously waiting mommy, daddy, and big sister. A cute little family of four. But little did they know everything was going to change, and fast. Just eight days after this little guy came into the world he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Every mother's worst nightware.
     Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic diesease that causes the body to produce a thick sticky mucus that clogs the lungs causing life threatening infections as well as clogging the pancrease making it hard for the body to break down and absorb food.
     What does this mean for Aiden and his family? Daily treatments, dozens of medications, regular hospital stays, and an altered way of life every single day. Something as simple as the cold could turn into weeks in the hospital for this little guy. When I heard of the news I was so heart broken for Kayla and her family. I can't even fatham getting this kind of news, holding your newborn baby boy while the DR is numbering his days. Aiden recieved 21 shots of antibiodics just before leaving the hospital....the start of a long battle. Today Aiden is a adorable 1 year old, full of smiles, and laughter. Yes, he was sent to this earth for a reason. :)

       Currently there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but progress has been made! Just a few decades ago children with cystic fibrosis generally never even attended elementary school, today the average life span for a person with cystic fibrosis is 30 years!

     So when Aiden's mommy Kayla began fundraising for a cure, I knew I wanted to join in! Kayla is leading a team of walkers this year in the Great Strides Walk with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
So to help out I am going to be making cookies for a cure! Ok those of you that are always asking for's your chance! I will be offering 1 dozen cookies for $24.00. You will be able to choose from either a vanilla rolled sugar cookie or a chocolate rolled cookie. Each cookie is over 5 inches tall! I plan on donating all the supplies needed to make these cookies so all the proceeds will go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides.

  And I will be able to ship! In the past I have pretty much denied request to ship treats, due to complexity and cost! But this cause it totally worth it. So in order to cut down crazy shipping costs and put more towards the cure we've came up with a little plan. Shipping will be $6.00 a dozen.  
However, if you are friends or family with Kayla or I and would be able to pick up the cookies you can join in on a group ship for $3.00 a dozen. I will also be doing group ship to VA for our friends wanting to order there!

     Here's how to get yours! I have uploaded a photo on MBC's FB fanpage (click here). Leave a comment with your name, quanity you would like, flavor, and your email adress. Please include if you would like yours to be shipped in a group to IN(Kayla) or VA(Shar) or picked up here in NY. I will then e-mail you a paypal invoice. You can pay for the cookies securly online with a debit or mastercard, even if you don't have a paypal account! All orders and payments will be due May 15th. Cookies will be shipped out by Friday, May 18th.

    Maybe you would like to donate but skip the cookies? Every single dollar counts! You can do so here! Maybe you just can't donate at this time....that's ok too! If you are unable to donate but really want to help out please visit and "like" MBC's new facebook page. Then simply share our status featuring the cookies!  And just because this wouldn't be Make. Bake. Celebrate without a little fun....I will be shipping off 1 dozen of these cookies to one randomly fan of MBC who has shared on FB! Wahoo! I love giving things away....especially for such a great cause.

   Put me to work! Please join me in trying to give this little man and many others another tomorrow, and many more tomorrows. 


See a video of Aiden's battle here.
Donate to Aiden's team here.
For more info on Cystic Fibrosis visit here.