Okay. I have a confession.
One of my very very guilty pleasures is the Real Housewives series. While I don’t watch each season, one that I look forward to is New York. I love one of the character’s style, one is like watching a train wreck, I’m always interested in the drama of Bethany and one….just seems really nice & normal.
Heather Thomson is a hardworking wife & mom of two who is passionate about organ donation. Like Bea, her son, Jax, was born with Biliary Atresia. He had a liver transplant as a baby and throughout her time on Real Housewives of New York she constantly brings awareness to the shortage of organ donation in the United States. She is a HUGE support of #donatelife and has lived the life I am living now. The life of dealing with a potentially fatal disease and not being able to do much about it.
After a friend pointed out about our similarities, we also found out that Heather’s husband & Jordan work for the same company. It all seemed meant to BEA so I reached out to Heather and sent her and her son #BEAstrong t-shirts with a small note pointing out these similarities. To my surprise, she posted a picture of Bea & our family on her Facebook & Instagram account.
[On Sunday she posted another picture with the t-shirts on! Such a nice way to continue the awareness for this disease and Bea’s story. Not to mention – I had a few people ask to order t shirts!]
So….that’s it! Nothing fancy and no, I’m not best friends with a Real Housewife. Just connected with a nice person helping us get our message and story across!
Enjoy the week & #BEAstrong!