As if losing one child wasn’t enough, imagine losing two -- to the same, awful disease.
Erin Curtis of Schwenksville, Pa. and of Erin’s Dream Project knows that devastating and painful feeling all too well.
Curtis lost two of her children to ALL- Infant Leukemia . One child was 16 months, the other, only six months.
With Erin's Dream Project, Curtis has made it her business to not only help other young parents who have lived through the devastation of losing a child, but she is also in the process of raising money to save and buy her grandmother's farmhouse that housed four generations of Curtis' family.
After learning about the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project, which is a contest that will award $1.3 million for community-improvement projects, with the top two receiving $250,000 each, back in January, Curtis entered the contest and has been winning many votes thus far.
But she needs more votes. Curtis is currently in third place, and the voting closes tomorrow.
“Erin’s Dream is to restore and purchase her grandmother’s centuries old farmhouse in Schwenksville, PA. The home has been in her family for over 200 years. She could not bear to lose another piece of her family following the loss of her two young children,” according to a press release on Erin’s Dream official Web site.
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But that’s not all, “the dream is even more amazing.”
“Not only does Curtis wish to raise her small family in the same home that four generations of her family were already raised, but the hope is that the house can be renovated and remodeled to serve as a resource for other families in the area who are experiencing loss and grief,” according to the statement.
The house is being sold for $220,000 -- a price tag way out of the Curtis’ budget.
By submitting your vote today, you can help the Pennsylvania native and the mother who's experienced two, unimaginable heartbreaks.
So, vote today and be a part of the dream -- with a click of a button.
Winners will be determined by online voting that ends tomorrow.
For more info on Erin’s Dream, visit the Web site.