Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What this season is really about....

This year my dad was asked to do a tree for the festival of trees and if any of you know my dad he always out does himself! He is so incredibly talented in so many ways. He can turn a pile of junk into art. So between my mom's wonderful creativity and my dads incredible talent they put this beautiful tree together.

This tree is in honor of Elizas Foundation. Eliza is a little two year old girl who is suffering from metachromatic leukodystrophy, a degenerative neurological illness.My dad hand sculpted this life size Santa clause reading his naughty or nice list books (Erin is right after Eliza in the nice book :)) he even custom made the mink lined rob Santa is sporting.

This past summer My younger brother scottie did his eagle project for Eliza as well.

(Scott & Little Eliza)

Scott Draper chats with Eliza Williams in the new Eliza's Library in the Oquirrh View Community Center Friday in West Valley City. Draper's Eagle project involved setting up furniture for five Eliza's Libraries. Williams has metachromatic leukodystrophy, a degenerative neurological illness.(Deseret New Published: Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:14 a.m. MDT)

I am so grateful to be able to say that this is my family. I am reminded everyday how lucky we are to have the things we do and how important it is to give and help those in need.


The Hansen's said...

Wow, WOw, WOW!!! I am always in awe at the things your parents create! What a neat cause. I love you guys!

The Keetch Klan said...

What an amazing family you all are! I am also in awe at your ability to bless the lives of others with your talents-you too, Erin cutie! I feel like it's a blessing to call you friends! Thanks-love you! Suz.