Monday, June 14, 2010

      I have been amazed at the outpouring of prayers and support for Jewel.  When we started kicking around the idea of reaching out to those who care about her, we NEVER expected all the kind words, prayer promises, and financial gifts that we have been blessed with. 
      Here's another thing that we couldn't have dreamed of.  A dear friend of mine has a blog and is hooked up with an amazing soy candle maker.  She is donating $5 of each sale of her special Jewel's Hope collection to our girl.  Check out her site and get yourself some sweet smelling candles.  Here's the link.

Thanks for all of your support.
The Manhold Family

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jewel's Hope Cookout!

Hello friends and family!

We're going to St. Louis to meet with Dr. Park, the doctor that's performing my surgery, on June 21st. Then, we'll go back on July 5th, and I'll have my surgery done on the 6th. We still need some help getting there, as the trip is going to be pretty expensive for mom and dad.

To celebrate the great adventure, my mom and dad are hosting a BIG cookout/benefit for me! There's going to be great food - Chef Daddy and his friends are grilling for us. A lot of people will be there, so we'll all get to see our friends and family for an evening. The cookout is on June 28th, from 5:00 to 8:00.
We're hosting this cookout to help me and my family go to St. Louis. Any donation that you feel comfortable giving would be more than appreciated. If you can't make it to my cookout, and still want to support my dream, my family set up a Paypal account for me. Here's the link:

Here's my mom's email address: (You'll need that to make a Paypal donation.)

If you don't have a paypal account or are more comfortable sending a check,email my mom at and she can send you our address.

If you can come to my cookout, please RSVP to my mom at

I hope to see you at my cookout!