Celebrating the final hour of the Dream Campaign.
Celebrate Good Times!
Dexter won!!!! Thank you to everyone who voted!!!!
Two weeks ago, we entered Dexter in a competition. The prize was $5000. At first, it seemed like a long shot, but it was worth a try for Dexter... anything for Dexter.
Now, we're at the end of the competition and we have Dexter sitting firmly in first place. Dexter's dream raced up the leader board and, once he reached Number One, he never lost the winning position.
There's no way we could have achieved this amazing result without the help of every single one of you! We cannot thank you enough, but have come to realise that the smile on Dexter's face is all the thanks most of you want.
We will never fully know how many people have talked about Dexter's story and our dream in the last two weeks. We will never know just how many people have supported us in our dream. We are so happy and proud... overwhelmed and honoured! We've always known Dexter was someone very special - and now, you've all confirmed this for us.
Please, if you shared the Dreams link or posted messages, sent emails or tweets...if you made up signs and delivered them to customers, talked to people at work or strangers in the street... know that we thank you will all our hearts!
Dexter will benefit so much from your love, generosity and your support over these last two weeks.
At some early stages of this competition, we thought that, at the very least, we had raised awareness of cerebral palsy and kids like Dexter. We'd told people about his daily struggles and the expensive therapy and equipment he needs, while introducing them to a very loving and patient, determined and cheeky little boy.
We have one last request.... Could you please start thanking everyone. Let everyone who voted and shared our dream know that we are very grateful and extremely happy. And, we now know how loved Dexter is.
Its an incredible experience, to feel such incredible love for your child... from family, friends and people we may never even meet.
And, if you happen to notice Dexter around town, feel free to come and say hello. You might have to tell us you who you are, but we'd love for you to meet our boy.
Two hours to go!
We hope everyone is getting excited!
The Illawarra has a truck convoy each November to raise money for Camp Quality. Camp Quality use the money to brighten the lives of our children living with cancer.
We've always watched and enjoyed the convoy. Dexter's been to two convoys in his 2 years. Last year, he wasn't well because he'd just finished a round of chemotherapy treatment and was still feeling sick.
Last year, Dexter and his aunt, Carol, added their names to the People's Truck.
The People's Truck is owned by McMahons Transport. They give out the truck so 'the people' can be more actively involved in the convoy.
For $20, names are written on the side of the truck and remain there for a year.
This year, as a way of paying back and thanking both the People's Truck and the convoy (because Dexter is a Camp Quality boy and has been on one camp), we are collecting names to go on the truck. Our idea is to collect the names of Dexter's Mates. All of Dexter's Mates will be added to the truck together, under Dexter's name. If you'd like to join Dexter and become one of his Mates on the truck, let us know. It costs $20 per person - with 100% of the money going to Camp Quality. Tax receipts will be issued.
If you would like to be a "Dexter's Mate', send an email, leave a comment or find us on facebook and we'll get back to you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a bit cheeky, but we're posting this while everyone's so excited about Dexter's dream coming true today! Thanks to everyone who helped make it come true! xxx
Nine hours to go! 9! Woohooo!!
We have 4426 votes and that's about 1162 votes in front! Today is going to be awesome.
Thanks so, so, so, so much Team Dexter! You got us here!
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I think I might be getting a lot of kisses tomorrow!
We love you guys!! 19 hours of voting left... 4111 votes = +1868.
Base Camp are retiring for the night.
It's been a long two weeks!
We would not be sleeping this soundly without all of your help.
Thank You!! xxx
(Photo - Kiama Independent)
Feeling delighted, loved, proud, humble, touched, over-whelmed, honoured...
It's not to late!
Vote for Dexter
This is a screen photo of the voting page...
I imagine that one day, we might forget what it looked like,
but... for a bit over two weeks, we all looked at it hundreds of times a day!
This one was taken back when we didn't even have 1000 votes.
I'm a Kindy Kid!
Would you like some cake?
We Nearly Lost Him
When I Was Tiny
See The Cancer?
I Just Want to be a Mum
Who is Dexter?
Learning to See
And then, they whispered about me
Dexter's Comm. Bank account details are:
BSB # 062562
Acc # 10234461
Extra therapies for Dexter. Thank you xxx
Our Charity Fundraising:
#DEXTERSMATES for Camp Quality
Relay for Life
Total raised for charity:
Dexter's You Tube
Cancer in Photos
Stand Up Paddle
First Month in Photos
Dexter's You Tube
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