Being happy doesnt mean that everything is perfect.

It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Humour or Offensive??

I believe I have a good sense of humour...

I believe that I like a good joke...

But recently something I read on Facebook, bothered me... It didnt make me laugh, I didnt find it funny, even though the person that wrote it said it was a 'joke'... it was just a comment.

The comment was, Facebook - is as slow as a disabled person on heroin....!!!!

Ive bloged before about the use of the word retarded and disabled in the 'wrong' context. When did it become funny or right to use these words to make fun of the disabled

You hear it all the time... Oh your so retarded... Stop being a spastic...

What is retarded?

According to the oxford dictionary:

Retarded is: Less advanced in mental, physical or social development than is usual for one's age

Retarded is not someome who just runs funny, nor is it when your friend trips over something, nor is it when facebook runs slow.

Retarded is a human being, wether it be a adult or child , who is not where they should be in mental, social or physical development.

These human beings have feelings, their parents or carers have feelings. To use these words demeans peoples with disabilitys, and causes offense.

This is something I wont back down from... when people around me use the word retarded, spastic or disabled in a demeaning mannour, I will speak up...

I hope one day that those people out there who think it is funny to use these words in an offensive manner will respect disabled people for what they are, Human beings, like everyone else... with feelings

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I know it'ts been a while since I have blogged an update on where we are at with '4P AUSSIE KIDZ'

The reason being... 2 months ago we hit a speedbump. We had applied to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR) and to be a Tax Concession Charity (TCC). However our application was knocked back and we were advised that we had to apply under a different DGR category. After many hours of putting our second application together and reading through our rules and statement of purpose and making ammendments, all our hard work paid off. Yesterday I received a phone call from the ATO advising that our application has been approved.

This is a massive WIN for us... There are many advantages to DGR status. DGR status has 2 key advantages: Firstly people are more likely to donate to your oganisation if you have DGR status (because they get a tax deductible receipt), and secondly, most philanthropic grantmakers require their applicants to have DGR status.

So now 4P AUSSIE KIDZ has a board, a logo, and DGR and TCC status....

What next....???
  • Sit down with the board to discuss the below steps
  • The next step is to build a website... I have a few people seeing where they can help here
  • Start planning a fundraiser launch... Golf day/dinner
  • Contact golf clubs to hold launch
  • Contact business's for items to auction off at fundraiser launch and use as prizes
  • Contact business's for sponsorship for fundraiser launch
  • Promote 4P AUSSIE KIDZ to WHS families, to let them know our plan of action for fundraising and how those funds will help their kiddies with WHS
  • Promote 4P AUSSIE KIDZ to the wider community to raise awareness about WHS and in turn hopefully raise funds
To add to this... if you feel you have items that you could donate to auction off at our fundraiser launch, please email us at

Items that we are after are sporting, movie and music memorabilia, holidays or holiday vouchers, good's & services of any value, hampers, wine etc... If you feel you can assist in any way please email us

We have definately come along way since the initial 'dream' of what we wanted to acheive. But in no terms are we done yet... this is just a small step to the bigger picture. This has not been all done by myself either... My cousins husband, Jonathan has been the other driving force behind this all. Jonathan has as much passion about making 4P AUSSIE KIDZ a reality as I do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ellie better... YAY!!!

Ellie is finally better... after multiple visits to the Dr's, one night in hospital and many tests latter... Ellie ended up having a common virus that consists of fevers, vomitting, diarrhea, tonsillitis etc... so that explains all that she had.

The good thing is that Ellie is better!!!

The bad thing is that I now have tonsillitis...Aggghhhh. I am feeling pretty crappy to be honest. My mum offered to have Ellie for a day or two to give me time to rest and recuperate. I have taken her up on her kind offer, dropping Ellie off there this morning.

I dont like sending Ellie away more than normal, but have to get myself 'back on track'

Here are some latest pic's of our cheeky girl.... ENJOY!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ellie's Sick

Ellie is sick... It started earlier this week when her left ear was slightly gunky, nothing major. We just used ear drops for a couple of days. She also had a very slight temp Monday this week and what we think was a viral rash on her left shoulder. This all pretty much cleared up by Wednesday. However Friday morning we were out and Ellie had her hearing aids in, as her ears had cleared up... well so I thought... When I took her left hearing aid out, her ear was FULL of glue like gunk... I also thought Ellie felt slightly warm, so thought it best to go home and not do what we had planned for the afternoon.

When we got home, before Ellie went down for a sleep, I checked her temp..... 39.5 celcius...I was shocked and worried. I hate temps in Ellie as there is a increased risk of her having seizures.

We went to the Dr that afternoon... Ellie is back on the ear drops, on antibiotics, she is also on eye drops for conjunctivitis.

Since Friday with panadol and neurofen her temp has still been between 38 & 39.5, I am really hoping this starts to decrease tomorrow.

Ellie has also had a few vomits this week and today it appears that she has a bit of a upset tummy too... Poor thing, she just looks miserable!!

I am not looking forward to Winter if this is a sign of what is too come.