An iPad for Annie

by frogpondsrock on December 22, 2011

in Uncategorized

I want to raise enough money for an iPad for Annie who has Autism.

Annie and Heidi are the daughters of a friend of mine, Marita Beard who blogs as Stuff with Thing

Both girls have autism. Because Heidi received her diagnosis before she was 6 years old, Heidi received an iPad, thanks to the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism Funding.

Because Annie received her Diagnosis of Aspergers when she was older than six, Annie doesn’t qualify for any funding.

I read this post by Marita and watched the 30 second youtube clip made by Annie saying that Autism doesn’t end when you are seven.

And I decided that I would like to try and raise the money to get an iPad for Annie.

Heidi has a 64GB $799 model.

Do you reckon that we can raise enough money to get the same one for Annie?

I reckon we can.

 *Updated* Hey internet We did it! Annie now has an iPad.

Nathalie from Easypeasykids spoke to her local Apple Shop and they have supplied Annie with an iPad at a bit of a discount!

Thank you all so very very much. We raised The money in four hours. I am so very very proud of you internet.


Lisa December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

Love this idea – As a Mumma to a gorgeous 17yr old Aspie son, I can agree that Autism doesn’t just go away! They don’t grow out of it like a pair of shoes.
Have donated!

frogpondsrock December 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Thank you :)

Mandy December 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

Good on you for being such a dear friend.

katepickle December 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

This gives me hope and makes me smile.

frogpondsrock December 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I am smiling as well

katesaysstuff December 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

I love you Kim.

After the interwebs making me cranky and sadface this week you have given me such a big happy. Bless your generous heart. xox

Tiff December 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

What a wonderful idea! I can’t see the widget on my iPad but as soon as I get home will donate.

kakka December 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

I was wondering how to do something like this myself and found you had already set it up. Thank you for doing so, come Aussie bloggers, we can help do this. xxx

Eleise Bott December 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

What a great idea! Well done!

Amy Perkins December 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

love to help out, with a daughter with Aspergers and also a friend of Marita i know how hard us mums need to work to get support for out children. Merry Christmas :)

Nathalie Brown December 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

Sorted ;)

frogpondsrock December 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

You are a Legend Nathalie :)

Kirsty@MyHomeTruths December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

How wonderful! I will happily donate. Annie is so right, autism never ends and iPads are fantastic resources for kids on the spectrum. Great idea, Kim!

Alice December 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

Done!! Such a great idea, and in the spirit of Christmas! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas!! :)

Glowless December 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

You’re a good egg.

Zoey @ Good Googs December 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

I’m sure you meant to say good goog. :P

Zoey @ Good Googs December 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

Fantastic idea Kim! And so glad to see some positivity freaking anywhere after this week.

Bec @ Bad Mummy December 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

Ipads ROCK for kids with special needs, you’re so close to your goal! Also like Glowless said, you’re a good egg :D

Linda December 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

What a lovely thing you are doing. I would love to donate, but I myself have just received funding for our own iPad for our little girl.

Johanna Baker-Dowdell December 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

Kim you are the best! I tried to donate but it would let me, so will just share until I can :)

frogpondsrock December 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

We reached our target pretty Quickly Johanna.

Leah Anderson December 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

Wouldn’t let me donate. I hope that means you’ve hit your target! What a beautiful Xmas gift.

Trish December 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I’m trying to donate some $ but it won’t let me … I hope that’s b/c you’ve already received enough. Please email me if you do need more, as I’d love to contribute. :)

Caroline December 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Kim you rock!
Will donate later today.
After all the crankies this week it’s lovely to see something nice & in the Christmas season :D

Gabrielle Bryden December 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

That’s the awesome sauce :) yayayayayayay!

Bec @ Bad Mummy December 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

OH that’s fantastic!!

Sarah December 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

what an amazing effort and in such a short time. Xmas miracle x

Denyse Whelan. Education Specialist December 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

THIS is why I love the internet..and bloggers. Kim you made my heart sing, and my eyes leak today…I thought about how to help Annie all night, then before I know it…there’s you a heart as big as Tassie…thank you so much.
Best Christmas Spirit ever… I now know why I cannot got there..and good for you Nathalie…XX
PS with my money I am going to send Marita Itunes vouchers and then the girls get to download some paid apps.

Tracey December 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Well done Kimmie, and to everyone who donated! I didn’t even get a chance to read the post and you guys had already reached your goal. I shall go forth and find a different worthy cause to donate to, in the spirit of Christmas :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Tina Bell December 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Annie deserves all the help she can get as age should not be an indicator of funding. Well done!! Merry Christmas!!

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me December 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Awesome news! x

Renee December 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Oh I was so hoping to donate to this! Too late (although that is a WONDERFUL thing!!) Would a donation for an iTunes voucher be accepted? Our daughter is 6 and was lucky enough to have been diagnosed in time to receive the funding and we have an iPad, but games/resources can be expensive. I would LOVE to help out – please email me!! Even if I buy one and post it… :)

Elephant's Child December 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

What a lovely person you are Kim. I also came too late to the party, but am really happy that Annie will now get her iPad.

Marita December 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Thank you so much, everyone. I am amazed at the generosity of the internet.

Joni December 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I just knew of this now and couldnt believe it has concluded beautifully in a matter of hours. You did a good job!

Seema Karecha December 23, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Great idea, amazing efforts!

Lisamareedom December 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

Love your work. Very inspiring stuff xx

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