Hoilday Gift Ideas

It is hard to believe we are only one week from Christmas.  Hasn’t 2012 brought us all back and reminded us the true meaning of Christmas?  Materialistic things have no meaning to so many of us at this point, it is certainly NOT what matters.  That being said, Santa will still fill deserving stockings with sweet treats and we all enjoying sharing special things with our loved ones at this amazing time of year.   Buying meaningful things  was such a treat for Steven and I this year.  IMG_7059

If showing friends and family you care with a thoughtful gift of relevance sounds just wonderful to you, here are some thoughtful last minute gifts to Celebrate WARRIOR style.

Adopt Wylder the whale, who is in Maui NOW! ($25) http://www.pacificwhale.org/content/adopt-whale-wylder

                                  The package includes; • Personalized Adoption Certificate with photo of your adopted whale• Story of your adopted whale• Map of sightings of your whale

                                  WHY: Because this beautiful 7 year old humpback whale was named after our Wylder James and with each “adoption” he becomes more protected.


 Buy Wylder’s book “Warrior Baby” and share his messages with a loved one in your life. $12 http://shoptogive.wylderjames.com/

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 Buy the book “Following after Trek” and support the Ingrams

          Paperback Book $12.99  http://www.amazon.com/Following-After-Trek-Jarrett-Ingram/dp/0985595833/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355840184&sr=8-1&keywords=following+after+trek

          EBook for Kindle $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/Following-After-Trek-ebook/dp/B00AA4JQO2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355840324&sr=8-2&keywords=following+after+trek

         WHY:  So Trek’s family can keep Trek-ing the globe and embracing life in his honor. 


Donate blood.  FREE!!  This is a free gift that keeps on giving.  Our Wylder James had over 27 blood transfusions in his life.  What a reminder that so many kids are counting on us.

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Share Wylder and his Niemann Pick Type A friends Kaitlyn, Trek and Jacob as we all prepare for our first Christmas’ without out little ones here.  REMEMBER ALWAYS!  Tell a friend and continue to raise awareness about a disease that does not get enough attention and what is really important in life. Thank you for teaching us that every day matters.  Between all of us we have well over a million hits on our kids blogs … can you imagine if there was a $1 for each one, or $5 … wow, what a change for Niemann  Pick Type A that would be!  I have attached all the blogs below … click on each poto. 

Remembering a Warrior; WYLDERS VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahxEwpqpcw









Wylder Nation … you all are our gift this holiday.  Your support and love and willingness to persevere to make a difference for our Warrior is such a gift.  We thank you and send our love to all of you. xoxo



  1. Cathy Johnson says:

    Dear, dear Shannon – I just told Chelsea on her blog how much you have all been on my mind these last few weeks. You are all facing yet another first; it makes my heart ache. Sometimes I forget how young you all are to be dealing with such heavy burdens and then I remember and I am once again amazed by your courage and the selfless support you have for one another. I am so sorry to have “met” you under these circumstances, but I am grateful beyond words for the gift Wylder and his friends have given me through your words. Sending love, as always. xoxoxo

  2. what a beautiful post, as always, and thank you for taking the time to include Trek’s book, it was very touching. Sending you and Steven so much love this first Christmas without sweet Wylder in your arms. xoxo ,Chelsea

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      You are welcome Chelsease … we are hoping you sell a million copies so you can keep traveling the world with your family forever!

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