Anipals, please take a few minutes, to learn about a brave little human girl!!!
Her beautiful name is Satori, she is 10 years old and has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (type II). She can't crawl or walk and uses a power wheelchair. As she is physically weak and her body doesn't hold it self up well, she developed severe scoliosis, which means, that she has a crooked spine. I know about this disease, because my mom suffers from a type of scoliosis as well.
Satori's curve of her spine is now starting to crush her lung, so on March 31, she will have full spinal fusion. She will travel to California to get this done and the Docs will open her back from the neck all way down, insert 2 titanium rods, one on either side of the spine, wire the whole thing up and place donor bone in between all the vertebrae. Then everybody has to cross their paws and thumbs, that it will all grow together fusing her spine into one long bone!!!
Satori has to stay in hospital for 7-10 days and her mom had the idea to get people to send her post cards from all over the world!!! I found out about her plan on Twitter and thought to myself "Mookie, you're a professional post card collector and you know well about scoliosis = you're perfect to offer your help!!!
Now, anipals, PLEASE, I know we're able to move sooooo much!!! We're BIG in animal charity and now, Satori's mom Melissa needs our help, to put many, many smiles on her little girl's face!!! And it's sooooo easy, to make her brave daughter Satori happy!!! Just pick nice post cards to send to her into hospital!!!
The mailing address is:
Surgery date 3-31-10
Davis 7 Pediatrics
UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817 USA
It is very important to include the surgery date!!!
If you are in the US, you should mail your post cards on or about March 25 through April 2nd.
If you are outside the US, you should mail your post cards in time to arrive in California on March 30 through April 5th. Note: I know that post cards from Germany/Europe take about 7-10 days to arrive in California.
For more info, or to contact Satori's mom Melissa, see:
@HautTotes and http://postcardsforsatori.blogspot.com/