#ToriTough, T 21 Club, Myelodyplastic Syndrome *Please help support Tori*

When you become a parent of a child with Down syndrome, you are welcomed into a club of parents who you did not even know existed until your child was born. Many of us often refer to the club as the T 21 Club, or the "You won the lottery club!"

Friendships are formed and bonds are made between parents that become almost like family to you! 

One such friendship for me is my dear friends Casey and Mike Atkinson, also known as Tori's parents! 

Tori is a little younger than ME, and she is an absolute rock star! 

Recently she was diagnosed with Myelodyplastic Syndrome also known as MDS. 

Due to this Tori will be receiving a bone marrow transplant and chemo. Casey has had to quit her job. She will be relocating away from her family to Milwaukee for treatment. Her husband, Mike, and their two darling children, Tori's siblings, will remain at home, in Green Bay. 

I have always believed that Casey became a Dreamer for a reason. I knew she became one because we were dear friends, and we were destined to work together to make sure our daughter's futures were bright. 

What I did not know was that this could possibly be helpful for Casey's family right now, with the loss of her income, the travel this will take, and the separation of family members. 

Fall is coffee season. 

The holidays are coming, and this is the perfect time to pick up a gift for your child's favorite teacher, relative or therapist. 

Please consider purchasing with a purpose from Casey's online store

I will be running her store for her while they work hard to balance all that this new diagnosis will bring them. With every purchase, they will make the profit, and this will help them with the costs they will incur. 

I am glad this is something I can do, as I have the impulse drop everything I am doing,  run to Wisconsin and sit by their side for the months this will take to treat! That is not realistic, but this is. This is a way I can help them as they are going through this. 

Casey and Mike,  all of the Dreamers are with you in prayer and spirit! We know that Tori will do this like she has done all things, and she will fight her way through it. While we can't take this from you, we hope that we can help get the support you will need as you all fight to give her the best care possible! 

We believe in you! And we are standing with you! 


To order from Casey's store, please click on this photo: 

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