A Real-Girl Alexis to Love

AlexisRealGirlPlease allow me to tell you about a real-girl Alexis who could use our love.  This story was sent to me by one of our Via E family members.  It is a story of a 9 year old girl who had to have a tumor removed from her head.  The operation was successful but it had a side affect of causing a chemically induced obesity. Now this real-girl Alexis has become isolated, schooled at home, no friends, as the doctors search for methods to reverse this side affect. Without help, this condition will end her short life. We may not be able to solve all the world’s problems or save all the children who need help but perhaps we can start with one Alexis who has had her world turn upside down.  If the family will accept it, I will send an Alexis Dollfriend to show our love.  Additionally I’m listing their funding page for those who feel moved to help the family to meet the medical expenses.  At this point we have 3,583 Facebook friends.  If each of us could find one dollar to send, we could end up with a donation of $3,583.00 to help.  What I love so much about the effort of Via E are the friends–family that it has created.  As we grow as a family our love can make a positive impact near to us and far. Here are a few links to learn more about this need:

Article about Alexis: http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/surgeons-cincinnati-hospital-stop-gastric-bypass-alexis-shapiro-12-due-enlarged-liver

Hope and Love for Alexis Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-and-love-for-Alexis/608447129202849

The Donation Page: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/alexisshapiro/mystory

Thank you for helping through caring, donations or prayers for this family.

From my heart to yours,


Color Alex’s World Activity for Girls

Alexis’ books are called Alex Stories.  Alexis likes having two names because they show her feminine side and her sporty side.  When Alexis is at formal events or school she goes by the name of Alexis, but when playing with her friends and exploring her friends call her Alex.  Alex is a special nickname that only her friends know and use. Do you too have a nickname too?  In the picture below you see Alexis and her Storicolor®, storybook Alex picture.  They are in front of her home in São Paulo, Brazil.  Bring the home to life by coloring it.  You can find more pictures to color in the Alex Storicolor book, Ten Acts of Kindness, found at www.Via-E.com.

Print the image below to have some coloring fun!