Sunday, September 28, 2008

You are awesome!

I have to send a big THANK YOU out to all of Callie's fans! You guys are awesome and really stepping up. We have received so many offers for donations and look forward to many more! Please remember that we have several volunteers in the White Mountains to collect your donations and bring them down to the valley for you! I am also happy to pick up your donations here in the East Valley as well. We are gathering some really cool items and services to be auctioned off too, however we are still graciously accepting more! I will have more concrete details as to the date and location of the yard sale that I will post some time this week. Thanks again and please remember to spread the word!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Any donations in the Show Low area???

Good news! We have someone willing to bring donations down to the valley from the Show Low area, and she has even graciously offered to store them in her garage until she comes. She will be making the trek on Thursday, October 9th. If you are interested, please email your contact information to Lisa and Brittany at and we'll get your information to her, and her information to you so you can coordinate getting your items to her! (wow, hopefully that made sense!) Thanks so much! You are all so awesome and couldn't be contributing to a better cause!!! If there is anyone else out there willing to bring down donations from the White Mountains or any other area, please let me know and we'll get it posted!

September 30th::Got Dinner Plans?

Callie's older sister, Amber, is a manager for the Arby's in Show Low. They have graciously offered to donate 20% of their sales from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30th. So if you don't already have dinner plans, why not stop by and enjoy a tasty meal at Arby's?
(Show Low location only.)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Calling All Angels

Hello Family, Friends and Friends to be! Welcome to "Kisses For Callie", a blog set up in honor of sweet little Callie Jayne Butler. To read her story visit her big sister Ashley's blog here.

Callie's cousin Brittany McNeil has an upcoming Evening of Excellence program with her church youth organization. As her value project she has chosen to organize and carry out a benefit yard sale with all proceeds benefiting Callie. This blog was designed to get the word out and "call all angels" in an effort to encourage them to clean out those closets and give to a worthy cause! The exact date, location and details are still being hammered out, however we will keep you posted.

For now, please gather up your items and contact Brittany or Lisa McNeil at mailto:mcneilfamilyof6@msn. We will make arrangements to pick up your items, or if you can drop them off that is also terrific! Monetary donations are also gladly excepted. While many of you may live in the White Mountains, please remember that this sale will be held sometime in late October, so if you are anyone that you know will be traveling down to the valley before them, please send your items with them!!!

If anyone has any new items that they would like to donate for an online auction, please let us know as well!

Please post this link on your blogs and send out emails to everyone that you know. We want this to spread like wildfire! The more donations we receive, the more we can help relieve the financial burden being felt by her family at this time, which is the last thing that we want them to worry about.

There is also a link that is set up by Callie's sister Ashley which allows you to make an online donation via Paypal.

Thank you for your love and support. More information will follow soon!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Callie's Story

Callie Jayne Butler is a beautiful little girl from Show Low, Arizona. She is the youngest in a family of 15! She was born to be an independent spirit and loves to go about her day doing all the things she loves!

On September 8th, 2008 little Callie Jayne {then 19 months old} was tragically backed up over by a family friend in her parent's driveway. Callie was rushed to the local hospital and from there she was air-evacced to Phoenix Children's Hospital. The outlook from the doctors was grim. Callie's head had endured all the pressure of the SUV as it backed up over her tiny body. She had multiple skull fractures, a blood clot and air bubbles on her brain.

She underwent emergency surgery to repair as much damage as possible. Callie remained comatose for weeks. Her family never gave up hope for her. They knew the strength that little Callie possessed and her love and vigor for life. They also have a very strong faith in their Heavenly Father and His ability to work miracles in the lives of those who believe in Him.

This blog was created to support and follow Callie through her amazing recovery.

Thank you so much for joining with us in supporting this sweet little girl.