Monday, November 7, 2016

What Happened When I Thought No One Would Attend My Birthday

My life is anything but normal, or at least what people think of when they think "normal". It always has been, I'm pretty used to to it by now. I've spent the majority of the last two years unable to attend school because of being sick, or in pain, or both. It's really put a huge downer on my ability to make friends at school or elsewhere. In order to make friends, you need to see each other once in awhile. That's something that just doesn't happen all that often for me.

So the topic of my 13th Birthday came up a few weeks ago when my mom asked me what I wanted to do to celebrate entering "Teen-dom". My birthday is December 13. Let me be the first to tell you that it's not a great time of year, because of this other little holiday called "Christmas" being so close. But the real problem for me isn't even competing with Christmas.

I haven't been well enough to have a birthday party since grade 4 (I'm now in grade 8), this year is shaping up to be the same way. Since I haven't been at school to build friendships, I don't think that anyone I invite to come hang out with me would come over. So I had an idea.

Why not host a public birthday party? Invite whoever would like to come out, play some games with me, chill out, have a few laughs, make a few friends, and maybe have a few surprises along the way! Then I came up with the idea that if anyone did want to give me a gift, that I would tie my birthday to Jacob's Healing Rooms project at Sick Kids to raise funds to make my wish of updating the IV infusion treatment rooms come true!

So I'm hosting Jacob's Birthday Bonanza in real life this year!! Please join me on December 10, 2016 from 1-4pm at the Whitby Curling Club, 815 Brock Street North, Whitby.