Being a mom of three beautiful children I know how important a good diaper can be. As I have shared with you before I’m a huge fan of Huggies and not just becasue the have fabulouse diapers but also becasue they are sperading the love with their Spread the Love Campaine. The steps are easy for you to Spread the Love but first I would like to share with you why I’ve decided to SPREAD THE LOVE towards the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas.
Meet Simon. Simon is a fun, energetic 14 year old boy. He loves Legos, Superheroes and the shows Supernatural and Doctor Who. Simon has a little brother and sister whom he loves, a mom, dad and step dad who are all just as goofy as he is. And I mean that in a good way! Look at the picture again. Handsome right? I know. He is going to be one hell of a young man soon enough. But Simon isn’t just like any other 14 year old. Simon has intractable epilepsy (which means not-contolled) presenting in Complex Partial and occasional tonic seizures.
Around the age of six Simon’s mom Tiffany (my aunt) started noticing Simon’s seizures. Just a couple of weeks after he graduated kindergarten. Kindergarten! By the age of 8 Simon had had 5 brain surgeries. Catch up to age 14 he has now had not only 5 brain surgeries but has had a VNS implanted 3 times (which all require surgery). Simon has around 10 seizures a day some of which last so long that they require rescue meds. They can happen any time any where to the point of Simon not being able to take a shower or go to the bathroom without the door open in order to keep him safe.
No person or child should have to endure any type of illness much less something that has no cure. That is why today I’m asking that you join the #UltraHug Selfie Contest for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas.
From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.
How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest
• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate. Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart.”