Your help is needed


One of my favorite things about becoming a TPT seller is meeting so many great teachers . . . teachers far and wide.  I absolutely love the global collaboration that I have been a part of since I have joined the TPT family.  In October, I began this blog and 900,000+ blog views later, I must say it just keeps getting better and better.  I can hardly wait to see what the future holds.

One of the TPT sellers I have had the privilege of getting to know is Emma Farrell @ Clever Classroom who lives in Australia.  If you ever go on pinterest, I'm sure you've seen Emma's pins . . . they are the ones with the sky background.  Cute, right?  Here's an example:

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I first felt a kindred spirit with Emma when I read about her husband's accident on her blog.  I could relate to her husband being in a wheelchair because my father was in a wheelchair due to neuropathy of the nerves from diabetes, in his final years.  Emma also spoke about her lab puppy and we used to have a black lab.  I have a special memory of our lab, Major, with my Dad.  At the time, Major was in that awkward teenager stage.  He was all legs, not very coordinated, and very active.  Picture your most hyperactive student and you have a good sense of what Major was like.  I was very concerned the first time my Dad was coming to visit after he went into a wheelchair.  Would Major knock him over?  Would he hurt my Dad? It was the most amazing thing!  He instinctively knew that he needed to be gentle with my Dad.  He was calm, cool, and collected.  You wouldn't have known it was the same dog.  I have a great picture of my Mom and Dad going for a walk around the block with Major's leash tied to my Dad's wheelchair.  Major was pulling my Dad, slowly and carefully.  It was so cute!

I have a special favor to ask of you.  Think of it as global collaboration at work.  Emma and her husband Andy have been saving money for a year so they can purchase a modified van that can transport Andy.  The $10,000 from this prize will help them get the van quicker.   Could you take a moment to vote?  All you have to do is click on the link and then click where it says "vote".  It's very fast.  If you have time, could you send a link to this to your friends so they can vote, too?  Help a fellow teacher!

Click on the picture or click HERE for the link to vote.


Free Teacher Resources by Clever Classroom said...

Michelle, you are an absolute angel. I sure do think that you're AMAZING! Thanks bunches and bunches for your incredible and very thoughtful shout out. Andy and I would be thrilled and amazed if we were to win. It would mean that Andy would not be so housebound (he can go in the neighborhood with his power chair). The money would go towards a van that would transport his chair. This would be extremely empowering and spirit lifting for him. I just thank you again from the bottom of our hearts Michelle. Thank you, thank you, thank you Michelle Divkey. Fingers crossed! Emma Farrell :)

Katie Jones said...

It is interesting to see how easily people from around the world can connect due to technology. It makes the world seem like a smaller place.

Arlene said...

I am happy to help Emma and her family. Good luck and thanks Michelle I will spread the word.
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LaProfesoraFrida said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I just voted! :)

S. Simpson said...

Thank you for this post. What an inspirational story, I just voted.

✰ Stacy

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