Well it's about that time...

Posted on October 01, 2006 at 09:11 AM

Looks like I kind of over shot my 24 hour blogathon and stretched it out by an extra hour. I'm signing off for now but will check back later tonight. For now just a few final notes:

Please donate and help us reach our goal of $1000. Remember, any amount helps and you will be able to donate until 5pm EDT Monday, Oct. 2nd.

A big thank you to all of you who have donatd thus far.

Read through all the past stories if you haven't thus far. You can go to the 2006 Blogathon archive page to read every post.

Comment on posts! There are a lot of stories and articles that need your input. Your knowledge might greatly benefit others in the OI community.

Thank you to those who submitted stories. Everyone, whether or not they have OI, greatly benefitted from them.

Thank you to Cory Reinert at Insight.com for donating the iPod Nano for tomorrow night's drawing. Remember, for every $5 you donate you get a chance to win the iPod.

Thanks to Stuart Tart at the OI Foundation for all your help.

Thanks to all the bloggers who helped publicize this event.

Thanks to my cousin Michelle, her husband Jeff, and their son Ryan who was the main inspiration for this event.

And Finally, Thank you to my wife and son who had to put up with me being on the computer for the last 25 hours. I love you both and thank you for your supoort.

Good night everyone.

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Good job Joe. You expended a lot of effort for this worthwhile cause.
Mom & Dad

Posted by: Mom & Dad | October 1, 2006 09:43 AM

You are not just another "joe." I am proud to have been a part of your inspiration and dedication. Knowing OI has made me a better person........ God Bless you and yours

Posted by: Su Sheridan | October 1, 2006 12:24 PM

Thank you for all of your hard work on this blogathon, Joe. Just the fact that you stayed awake for 24 hours, and made 50 posts during that time, is a huge deal!

The variety of your posts and the quality of your research were both impressive.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment in raising more than $500 for the Foundation's services to people with OI! This activity has really meant a lot to us!

Posted by: Stuart | October 1, 2006 05:07 PM

We sure do thank you for all of your time and your family's time to spread the word on OI. I checked out every web address or link. We dug at digg.com. I was so impressed on everybody elses blogs that they included info about the blogathon. Its a great place to spread the word. It was the life experiences that told the good stories. We can't thank you enough.


Posted by: Michelle | October 2, 2006 04:58 PM

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