Sunday, September 30, 2012

Inspiration Has No Boundaries


The Fargo Quota Fashion Show and Silent Auction has a history of worthy causes and inspirational messages. This year is no different. In its 58th year, the event will be held at the Ramada Plaza Suites Crystal Ballroom on October 11th, 2012 (Silent Auction beginning at 5:30pm and Fashion Show starting at 7pm). Quota means “we share” and it is a world-wide organization that links its members of all ages, occupations, and nationalities, in a sisterhood of service and friendship. It offers its members opportunities to help those in need within their community, grow personally and professionally and make a difference. Quota is proud to announce that Jayden and Wyatt Miller, who were nominated by Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services, have been selected as this year’s recipients for the funds raised!

Jayden and Wyatt are precious twin boys who were put into foster care by the Miller family when they were 9 months old. The boys arrived with a long list of appointments and health problems, but they were up for the challenge. At one time the doctors advised the family that the prognosis for one of the twins was that of a vegetable status; however, with miraculous recoveries and unconditional love, he has grown into a healthy and energetic little boy. His brother has also overcome difficult hardships in his young life. Among many other needs, he has a sensorinerual hearing loss with a condition so sensitive that he may completely loose his hearing, depending on the hit or fall he takes. The family attended about 430 appointments within their first year of fostering the boys. With the extra care, intensive therapies and constant support from the Miller family, the boys have overcome multiple obstacles.

The most incredible part of this story is this. Despite all of the adversity the Miller family has endured financially, emotionally and physically caring for these boys through foster care, they made the decision to adopt them to officially become a part of their family. How incredible is it to know that although there will be continued appointments and scares, their act of love outweighs any hardships that lies ahead. The Miller family reminds us of why we have been created on this planet in the first place…to love unconditionally. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

I will be there as the event’s MC. But this event is extra special for a personal reason. This family has blessed my life since the day I began providing speech-language therapy services for the twins over two years ago. They have been such a joy to all who meet them and I am honored to help in any way I can. Please consider supporting this family through a donation, both monetary donations and silent auction items are being accepted. Please email Dani at dani@beyondboundaries.us if you have a donation or would like to attend this evening packed full of fun (only $20!)!

Checks can be made out to Quota International of Fargo. Please mail donations to:

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services
c/o Dani Helgeson
3001 11th St. S.
Fargo, ND 58103

Thank you for your time and generosity,
Ashley Voigt