August 8th, 2012 – Our family learned about Jenna’s fight with cancer via a friend. We begin praying.
August 13th, 2012 – In getting ready for another school year, we ask Jordyn to think through a big Love Project we can do for another family or our community for the first semester of school.
August 15th, 2012 – Jordyn comes to us and tells us she knows what she wants to do for her Love Project. She wants to send Jenna and her family to Disney World when Jenna is all done taking her medicine. We look up the cost, and Jordyn comes up with 11 different ways she can raise money.
August 16th, 2012 – Jordyn asks us to take her to Disney World so she can go “talk to some people” and find out how much money this trip will cost. We go to Hollywood Studios and Coronado Springs where she talks to 2 different Cast Members about Jenna and tells them what she wants to do for their family. They offer to help and ask her to write a letter to corporate Disney to ask for them to donate part of the trip.
August 17th, 2012 – Jordyn sits with Erica as they read the God’s Got This updates. During this update, we learn that Jenna loved Cinderella as a child. Jordyn gets up, gets out her paints and paints Jenna a picture of Cinderella. (How’s that for timing? Just the day before Jordyn was at Disney trying to find out how much money she needs to give them in order to give the family a a week-long trip!)
August 18th, 2012 – We share with Jenna’s parents what Jordyn would like to do. They give her the green light. We are so excited!!!
August 22nd, 2012 – Jordyn sends her letter to Disney World telling them everything she wants to do for Jenna.
August 29th, 2012 – Disney responds and let’s us know they are unable to help due to the numerous requests they receive. The company’s policy is to have all donations like this go through Make A Wish and Dream Factory.
August 31st, 2012 – Our friend Ken Davis asks if he can post Jordyn’s letter to Disney on his website. His timing was perfect. We let Jordyn know that Disney is unable to help, but that Mr. Davis wants to help her out. She about shot to the moon. Immediately she starts working on invitations to invite her friends to our house so she can tell them about Jenna.
August 31st, 2012 – Our friend Teri, a Creative Memories Consultant tells her upline about what Jordyn is doing, and they begin to discuss ways they can help. She asks Jordyn to hand write a letter asking for their help with Jenna’s family.
September 2nd, 2012 – Jordyn gives out her invitations at church and creates a sign up sheet for people to help out, puts together a few scrapbook pages for Creative Memories and writes them a letter too.
September 4th, 2012 – Faith Like A Child, Inc. is incorporated.
September 7th, 2012 – Jordyn helps create the Faith Like A Child, Inc. logo on our whiteboard.
September 10th, 2012 – Jordyn writes a letter to Southwest Airlines telling them about Jenna and asking for help to offset the cost of the airplane tickets. (We need to complete our 501(c)3 IRS status before we can send it!)
September 11th, 2012 – The scrapbook telling Jenna about Jordyn raising the money to bring her family to Disney World is sent.
September 17th, 2012 – Jordyn and Jenna Skype to reveal the trip to Disney! YAY!! Also, the Staycation Jar is published on Amazon as a Fundraiser!
September 19th, 2012 – Jordyn’s first picture goes up for auction, and Jordyn will share what she is hoping to do for Jenna at our first major fundraising event which will take place tonight. All proceeds from Erica’s first book, Good Grief! will go to Faith Like A Child, Inc. – $342 was raised
September 21st, 2012 – Jordyn makes her first fundraising deposit and brings in $655 for her first week! Amazing.
September 24th, 2012 – Jordyn places her second two painting, a duo of Mickey and Minnie Mouse up as her major fundraiser this week!
October 1st, 2012 – Jordyn’s Winnie the Pooh Collection is up for grabs and we hit our first BIG fundraising milestone – breaking $1000 at $1037! YAY! Also launched are the FLAC Parties for the October Fundraisers (including Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Expressions by Victoria, Admit Photography, Juice Plus+, and Thirty-One).
October 8th, 2012 – We passed the $2000 threshold with an AWESOME Garage Sale. Thank you so much Church Family for coming together in so many ways to make this happen.
October 10th, 2012 – Our one month anniversary!
October 17th, 2012 – Jordyn launches her Faith Cards to end on Oct 31st.
November 5 – Jordyn launches her November Fundraisers.
November 8 – Ken Davis shares Jordyn’s letter to Disney World on his website.
November 8 – The Old Key West Resort is booked for the Spille Family’s trip to DISNEY!!!
November 10 – Over 15,000 copies of The Staycation Jar were GIVEN AWAY! It was so incredible to us to see that over 15,000 families desired to spend more time together as a family!!
December 3 – Jenna’s LAST day of Chemo!! WAHOO!
December 7 – Jordyn launches her December Fundraisers. Our hope is to raise the rest of the money she needs to give this trip to Jenna and her family by the end of the month because she would like to start a new project in the coming year.
January 1 – 13 people were chosen to receive a variety of THANK YOU gifts from donating during our last Fundraiser.
January 12 – Jordyn’s has a lemonade stand and gets to share with our neighbors what she is doing for Jenna. It was so sweet!
January 23 – Jordyn launches her Hasbro Game Night Fundraiser.
February 6 – Jordyn launches what she is hoping will be her LAST fundraiser for Jenna.
Feb 20 – FULLY Funded. All the money we need for Jenna’s trip to Disney world has been raised. Now, to finalize the planning!! WAHOO!
March 11 – Update on the Fun
March 18-22 – We spend a lot of time this week preparing everything for the trip, from itineraries, meal reservations, and tying up loose ends.
March 24 – Jordyn works hard to collect items for the Easter Baskets and begins to put them together.
March 15-31 – Last minute preparations for the Spille’s trip to Disney!!!!
April 1 -8 – THE SPILLE’S ARE AT DISNEY
April 11- Jenna is CANCER FREE BABY!!!
Stay posted and join us on Facebook we will be making a BIG announcement soon….