Friday, June 29, 2012

I Feel the Love Project- Brandon

Welcome to Funky Cards

I Feel the Love Project
One Year Anniversary

Project #11

Today we complete our journey back to the beginning by looking at our final recipient for the first year, the month of May 2012.

BRANDON was just 4 one day, riding in the family car for a trip to McDonalds for a Happy Meal, when he was seriously injured in a car accident. Despite being in a car seat, Brandon had suffered a traumatic brain injury, traumatic spinal cord injury and had been without oxygen to his brain for too long for a reasonable chance at recovery. Despite dire predictions early on, Brandon has had remarkable accomplishments in rehab. He is considered tetraplegic, which means he can move one limb from time to time; he remains trach and ventilator dependent, which little likelihood that he will ever be weaned from the ventilator, due to his neurological damage from the accident.

I recently received an update from Ms. Ellen, the administrator at Pediatric Specialty Care where Brandon receives treatment.  This is what Ms. Ellen had to say, "Brandon has had a few scary episodes where his breathing slows, but he fights to come back. Meanwhile, his Mom Linda has found a new home that is going to be modified to accommodate Brandon, and soon, the family will again be reunited after this Year Full Of Challenges. Linda asked for notes/cards to decorate Brandon's new room -- and these cards will be PERFECT and WELL-LOVED!! THANK YOU ever so much, Madison, and all of the wonderful crafters who participate in IFTL projects monthly!! ~ Love, Ellen (CardMonkey)."

Brandon, we were so happy and honored to make cards for you.  I know you also received an adorable banner from one of our crafty supporters.  I know you will love it!!  We are so happy to hear that you will be back home soon in a home with your mom.  We are all praying for you Brandon:)  You are a fighter and one special young man.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back at our first year as much as I have.  If you have someone that you would like us to send cards to, please send us an email at funkycards @ charter dot net (no spaces).  Join us on July 1 as we introduce you to our 2nd year of the IFTL Project.   

Have a wonderful day.


  1. I loved looking back thanks for the updates!

  2. It was great to look back. Glad to hear Brandon will be able to be back with his family soon. Praying for Brandon and his family.

    Hugs, Sheena



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