September 1, 2010

September 1st is a Special Day for Special Kids.

Variety-The Children's Charity.
Most of you know that part of Mason's supplies are covered by Variety.
Tomrw starts are 2 month long Coin Drive with 9 other families trying to raise funds.
I am looking for Business's, Organizations, Church's & Anyone else who can help host a Coin Box.
We are looking to fill tons of these puppies right up! 

I am going to be speaking in front of other Families tomrw along with the Media. 
Wowza, I know! Little me is going to make some noise & get some action going!

Variety has done more than I can explain in a few words for our Family.
 If you can, will you please Donate & spread the word?
You can pass along the link to anyone you like! 

Here is the speech that I will be presenting, Enjoy!

Hello, My name is Dana Sears & I am Mason's Mom. Mason was born with Special Needs. At this time we do not fully understand the "Special" but we do understand Mason's "needs". Because Mason doesnt have a diagnose, Drs dont really know what causes his issues, we do not receive government funding for Mason's needs. In 2009 Mason received his G-tube, this is a tube implanted into his stomach to allow us to bypass his swallowing. When Mason had his surgery we left BC Children's Hospital with Variety-The Childrens Charity Emergency Grant. This grant allowed us to rent Mason's necessary pump & gave us some feeding supplies. After months of trying to get government funding, Variety was there to help us with purchasing Mason's feeding pump. 5 months later Variety gave us a one year grant that covered much of necessary supplies.

Mason's feeding costs are around $100 a day, that works out to $36,000 a year, just to feed him. That is impossible for a young family. Mason also needs Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Developmental treatment, Behavioural intervention & tools to help us in our day 2 day life.

Many families with Special needs Children struggle financially due to the extraordinary costs of raising our children.  Our Family has gone deeply into debt just giving Mason the bare minimums.  We are unable to supply Mason with everything that the Drs. and specialists say he needs. The impact of what Variety can do is etched in my heart. Without Variety-the childrens charity our Family would not be complete. When Variety gave us Mason's one year grant we were weeks away from having to give Mason over to the Ministry, we had no where left to borrow money from. Variety rescued our family, like they have done for so many other families.

Variety gives hope when no one else will help. Variety becomes a partner with families in caring for children. Variety needs donations to continue to impact lives, to help those in need. Your donations allow Variety to make a life changing impact in the lives and future of children.

Our family will never forget what Variety has done, they have changed the course of our lives and we wanted to help Variety change the course of more families lives.
We have decided to join the Annual Coin Drive. We are promoting the Coin Drive within the City of surrey where we live. On behalf of the business, organizations, the families & the communities of those whose lives have been changed by Variety-The children's charity. And we need your help. I challenge the business's and residents of Surrey to join us in this worth while effort.
Your Business, School, Church or Organization can help by putting out Coin boxes. On Variety's website you can read more about "Mason's Story" or Donate on-line. Just visit

Our family is also on Twitter, follow us @Mason4Variety or find us on Facebook- The Sears Family. We will be keeping you up to date on the 2 month long coin drive.

Thanks again Variety-The Children's Charity & to all those who donate.