Walk for Kids!

We are FINALLY getting a chance to participate in the LA Ronald McDonald House’s Walk For Kids. We really wanted to participate last year, but Leah was scheduled for her first diaphragmatic hernia repair, and we wound up AT the Ronald McDonald House instead of walking FOR it. This year, we’re doing it!

How can you help, you ask?

1) Donate! Each of us is hoping to raise $1,800. Lofty goals, I know, but it’s a worthy cause! You can donate toward Mama Lisa’s goal, toward Mommy Mandy’s goal, or toward Leah’s goal! Donations should be tax-deductible.

2) Join Team LeahBug! You can join in person by participating in the walk on April 12, or become a virtual team member if you’re not local. There is no registration fee, so come join Team LeahBug and set your own fundraising goal! Join here!

3) Share, share, share! The link to Team LeahBug’s fundraising page is http://rmhcsc.convio.net/site/TR/WalkforKids/LosAngelesRonaldMcDonaldHouse?team_id=3259&pg=team&fr_id=1095#.VPzIvPnF9yW, but we’ve registered and redirected teamleahbug.com to make it easier for everyone to remember and share.

We are excited for the chance to give back to the Ronald McDonald House, which was our home away from home for 7 months. Thank you for joining us in reaching our goals!

p.s. For those of you on the edge of your seats: We have no lab results yet for Leah’s allergy tests. The doc said a scratch test would be useless because her sensitive skin reacts just to the irritation of a scratch, regardless of the allergen.

Tomorrow, the moment of truth!

Tomorrow is the day for Leah’s allergy testing! We come face to face with her edible Kryptonite! My prediction is that while allergy to eggies will almost certainly turn out positive, pineapple may well come out negative. I suspect more and more that her big breakout last year was actually a response to the MMR shot, which she had ten days prior. I hope that means her body has built up the antibodies she needs to fight off the measles, as apparently IT’S A THING AGAIN. But yes – hopefully they will test for all of the usual suspects, and we will see what we need to avoid as Leah’s meal “repertoire” expands.

While we await more news, please enjoy this video. It makes me so happy.