My Nomination For Mother of the Year

“When Heather lost her three year old son Zack
last year, she didn’t stop being a mother. Though her heart was broken, Zack’s
brothers needed her more than ever. So she embraced them and loved them as
mothers do while she made a plan to keep a promise; the one she
made to Zack and to herself as they said goodbye. She vowed to keep his memory
alive and to have Elmo, Zack’s comfort and joy, speak his name. And that’s just
what Heather did. She tirelessly raised money to create a room (two rooms in fact!) in
Zack’s name at York Central Hospital. She also persevered until Kevin Clash
(the puppeteer who IS Elmo) knew how much Zackie loved him. Kevin knows and he
was touched. And Elmo did speak Zack’s name. Heather is healing with her family
and she continues to tell Zack’s story, not only to keep his memory alive, but
to help other families deal with the pain of losing a child.”
I’m working with Mom Central to promote a campaign highlighting incredible Canadian mothers. When deciding who I would nominate for Mother of the Year, Heather was my first and only choice. 
Heather and I became friends online. We bonded over our special needs kids and soon discovered we had many other things in common. When my daughter was in hospital shortly after Zack died, Heather kept tabs on us at Sick Kids, the very place where she had lost her son. She knew how worried I was and so in her typical nurturing way, she held my hand.
Heather and her family have suffered the ultimate loss, yet they go on with a positive attitude and a plan to move forward. Heather has brought people together and has raised enough money to make Zack’s Dream Room a beautiful reality. I can only imagine what she could make happen with a prize of a $100, 000 donation toward her charity of choice.
Heather, you are a truly amazing mom to all of your boys. You spend so much time and energy caring for others, there’s no doubt that you deserve this award. In my mind (and heart) you’ve already won.
If you have a  moment to go show Heather some love on the nomination page, please do. The link is here.  
Happy Mother’s Day to all the warrior moms in our lives.
xo  Lisa

Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart
program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation.
The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the
Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access
and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012
for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority.  Entrants cannot
nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of
$10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and
a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won
consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to
Toronto (ARV $22,000).  Charity/cause subject to verification and final
approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning
depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria.
For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant,
visit [www.momoftheyear.ca].
Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012
to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. 
Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won
consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to
charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $2000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes
available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to
charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $2000).  Charity/cause subject to
verification and final approval by Wal-martCanada Corp., at its sole discretion.
Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according
to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [
www.momoftheyear.ca].
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