Thursday, September 18, 2014

Help us BLOOM

Please check out the fall issue of BLOOM.

I'm sharing my editorial below, which is about an amazing opportunity to donate to BLOOM and see your contribution matched by the Coriat family, doubling the impact. Please take a moment to read and share widely. Thanks! Louise

BLOOM is the voice of parents raising children with disabilities—a voice that’s missing in many mainstream parenting forums.

Now Canadian parents David and Lynn Coriat challenge you to raise that voice so that more families here and around the world can benefit from BLOOM’s online community of information, inspiration and support.

Make a donation to support BLOOM by December 31, 2014 and the Coriat family will match your gift, dollar for dollar!*

Who are the Coriats?

They’re parents of a child with a disability, like you and me. For the last three years, David and Lynn have championed BLOOM with a substantial donation that funds the blog, print magazine, BLOOM speaker series and e-letter. Their vision and generosity have allowed Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to lead the international dialogue on childhood disability, bringing our award-winning content to families and professionals everywhere.

David and Lynn believe in the power of BLOOM. Do you?

BLOOM is an international phenomenon. We have readers in 166 countries.

When parents visit the BLOOM blog or open our magazine, they see and celebrate families like their own. They feel less alone, more empowered. They get the best parent and professional advice and the latest on clinical and research advances. But most importantly, they’re united in an international community that speaks their parenting language. They feel heard and understood.

In this issue you’ll read stories from families in the UK, Italy, Holland, United States and Canada. No matter where you live, they will resonate.

Here’s how one parent describes the impact:

“Every issue makes me smile, shed a tear, write down an inspirational sentence or piece of advice or lead me to research a new product or technology. I love the holistic, family-centred approach…especially the fact that sibling issues are not ignored. The stories in BLOOM touch and change lives. What a wonderful gift.”

We’re asking for your support in order to reach more families with increased stories and content, meeting the needs expressed by our readers.
Please consider a donation now, knowing that the Coriat family will match your gift and double its impact!

Every bit counts!

With gratitude, Louise

*The Coriat family will match any donation to a maximum of $50,000.

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