Megan proudly displays cards she did for the troops!
Megan signed each card she did- thank you Dr. Carlson for making it possible for Megan to write her name by herself! (surgery was Sept. 2014). Using the cricut machines has been part of Megan's post op rehab since 2010- 4 difficult surgeries- but after each one she continued to make cards for others and posters for charities...Never give up.....
Not sure how we did this sideways, but you get the idea- here is a one of the cards she did. The others had puppy love and dogs....
Didn't want to post the pictures before Christmas and ruin the surprise of the cards- but then forgot to post! Megan proudly made these with the Explore. Lots of intricate layers but great results with this machine.
Megan is enjoying making Christmas cards with the Explore this year. Considering that she is only 5 weeks post op with the right hand, she really is an amazing kid. She loves making cards with lots of details- and if some pieces are too tiny for her to glue, she has no problem having me assist her with a toothpick and Elmer's glue. Every card is literally filled with love. It is all about the fun.
On August 15, 2014, the Manresa Columbiettes Council held a 'social night' where everyone was invited to come and make cards for Wounded Warrior Project. Megan spent weeks preparing and making Cricut 'cuts' for friends to glue on cards of encouragement. While the event was being held, Megan, Danielle, and Nicolas, and I continued to make more cuts. Megan made soldiers (everyday Paper dolls with camo clothes), puppies, kittens, monkeys, children playing pianos, and flowers. With just a few people on a warm summer night, we completed 135 cards!!!! It was a great night and we plan on doing it a few times a year. It was wonderful seeing the cards all turn out so differently- we brought lots of embellishments and how inspiring to see how creative people are. Every card was different. We glued, sang, and had a great time. Megan also brought the Expression and this old reliable machine kept turning out more cuts all night.
This is Megan with Tony Sirico at Rescue 5 in Staten Island. the Wounded Warrior Project participants had just come to the firehouse for a welcome barbecue before going to Rockaway Beach for adapted water sports. The day was amazing- Staten Island really welcomed these heroes. We hope they had an amazing day and that the sports were as much fun as they sounded. Can you believe that after she finally finished the sign and we brought it there, i got so emotional that i forgot to hand it to them to take it with them? Here we are showing them the sign and saying thank you and I get so teary eyed, I brought it back home! Megan was laughing at me as usual. Well, the sign will go with more cards back to the Wounded Warrior Project. thank you to all involved- you show my family what is really important we are so very grateful to all of our Warriors! Linda
Megan made these cards for Wounded Warriors and they will be given out at Walter Reed Hospital. She has spent months making cards for the troops and only some are in this picture. Her annual lemonade stand for charity raised $6975 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Since Megan was a New York Yankees HOPE week 2011 honoree and they made her the beautiful lemonade stand to continue her charity work, she was invited by the Staten Island Yankees to be at the Richmond County ballpark on Sunday, June 15. Thanks to the generous Staten Island Yankees, the New York Yankees and all of the generous people who supported this endeavor. We hope the Wounded Warrior Project can use these funds to continue their amazing work. Remember to always support our troops. Thank you all to those who have served, we owe you our gratitude. Children like Megan would never get the opportunities for education and medical care in some other countries, and we thank you for supporting and fighting for those rights that allow people like Megan to a decent life and to learn to help others in whatever way she can.