Tales of the Toot

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Sterling Silver “Aiden’s Cross” Pendant Giveaway!!! January 25, 2010

"Aiden's Cross" designed by Sterling Grace Jewelry

I am so happy announce my very first giveaway!! This giveaway is awesome for several reasons: 

  1.  A beautiful sterling silver pendant that retails for $58.
  2.   The pendant, “Aiden’s Cross” is a specialty item designed for and named after my son, Aiden to help promote awareness of the rare medical disorder he suffers from: AHUS (Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome).
  3.  Proceeds from the sale of “Aiden’s Cross” are distributed to the University of Iowa to help fund research for AHUS.

For more information about Aiden and AHUS visit the Aiden’s Cross Website. You can buy your Aiden’s Cross at the Sterling Grace Jewelry Website


Entering to win is easy! 

  • First, become a Tales of the Toot follower by email and then visit www.aidenscross.com . Leave me a comment (on this blog: Tales of the Toot) telling me how you would help spread the word about this ultra-rare disorder and/or what you learned about AHUS. If you are already a follower, let me know that in your comment! 🙂 This is required to enter-1 entry.

Extra Entries 

  • Follow me on Twitter @AidensCross. (Please leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower or if you are already following). – 1 entry
  • Tweet about this giveaway. – 2 entries/1 Tweet per day max credit
  • Follow Tales of the Toot on FB’s Networked Blogs. Leave me a separate comment letting me know you did this. -1 entry
  • Visit the Sterling Grace Website and let me know what your favorite piece is. -1 entry
  • Post my giveaway on your blog. (Leave me a comment with the link) -3 entries!!
  • Visit one other post at Tales of the Toot and leave a comment. -1 entry

 To receive credit for all entries please leave a separate comment/associated link for each task you complete.  

The winner will be selected by Random.org on Monday, February 1st at 2:00p.m. CST and will be notifed by email. If you are the winner, you will be given 48 hours to claim your prize before a new winner is selected. 

Thanks so much!  

Good luck! 



35 Responses to “Sterling Silver “Aiden’s Cross” Pendant Giveaway!!!”

  1. Theta Mom Says:

    Off to check out the site….and thanks for joining us in Theta Mom Thursday!!! Should be a blast!

  2. Chelsea (Beau's mom) Says:

    I am confused as to whether I leave a comment here, or on aidenscross.com. But either way, I have been following you guys, on these sites, since back when you told all of as at JJB. 🙂 I have learned so much about AHUS… I am sure I wouldn’t even know it existed, if not for knowing you. I tell my girlfriends in my Mommy group all the time, about Aiden and about updates on his progress. I am looking forward to when I can buy my own Aiden’s Cross, to show my support. 🙂 Keep up your excellent work Christy!

  3. Kristinia Says:

    Wow I had never heard of AHUS until reading your blog post! Thank you for the great information and new awareness! I’d love to write a blog post on my blog to help spread the word!

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  5. Richele Says:

    I am a follower of your lovely blog! I visited the site and read about AHUS…I have never heard of it before, so I learned something new there. I think it’s great you are making everyone aware of this disorder. I would spread the word by showing off my lovely new silver pendent! 🙂

  6. Heather Says:

    I’m subscribed now! heather1974[at]gmail[dot]com. And I would blog, tweet, use all the social networking sites, t-shirts, car decals, all those forms of getting the word out. 🙂

  7. Heather Says:

    I’ve been following you on both of my accounts – GiveawayChick and HeatherM74

  8. Heather Says:

    I love the Lapis Bracelet. Lapis is one of my favorite stones. So pretty!

  9. Heather Says:

    commented on the wisdom of yo gabba gabba post.

  10. Angelia Says:

    It is so good to get over here and read your first giveaway and watch Aiden’s video. It is precious! My nephew also had a rare disorder and I know how valuable it is to learn about it and to get the word out. Bless you and your family for all you do!

    I would absolutely tell everyone about Aiden and his cross if I won. I would to do a blog post on him or an interview with you. I think it would touch a lot of people.

  11. Angelia Says:

    I am a Twitter follower already @angeliasims

  12. Angelia Says:

    I subscribed by email a while back, angeliasims(at)gmail.com

  13. Angelia Says:

    I am a network blog follower on Facebook. 🙂

  14. Angelia Says:

    I absolutely ADORE the wedding cross charm from the Sterling Grace Jewelry website. I have a James Avery charm bracelet and I have a love knot ring both given to me by Jason, that would perfect to represent out wedding!

  15. Angelia Says:

    I’ve commented on a quite a few of your blogs. It may make me look stalkerish. HA. I ❤ you guys! Hope this brings lots of attention to Aiden's cause. 😀

  16. Wow, I am a registered nurse and was not aware of AHUS. Will be lifting your son up and prayer and your efforts to raise awareness. A noble undertaking stepping up to raise awareness!

  17. What a beautiful way to spread awareness about this rare condition. The proceeds will help the university put more resources towards research. The more we know the more we can help. Thank you for sharing this information about AHUS!

  18. Heather! Says:

    I subscribe via email (new subscriber!). I would help spread the word by wearing the necklace everywhere! It’s so cool and distinctive, I know people would ask about it, so it really is a GREAT way to open a conversation about it. Brilliant idea, really!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

    P.S. Your little ‘Toot’ is absolutely adorable! Handsome little dude. 🙂

  19. Amanda Says:

    JJB’s and PP’s LOVE AIDEN!!

    Adam and I (and Jamie) include Aiden in our prayers every night. We have shared Aiden’s story with family and friends in hopes that with knowledge will come a cure! Christy, you are an amazing woman/mother/advocate. God knew what he was doing when he gave Aiden to you. ❤ ❤

  20. Karmi Says:

    I am ur sassy– how else will I spread the word?

  21. kristanne V Says:

    Hey Girl~ You know I love Aiden. I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  22. kristanne V Says:

    OK, I joined the mailing list 🙂

  23. kristanne V Says:

    Oh and I FB and Retweeted.

    and I did a little dance and I may make a little love. Heck, I am going to get down tonight!

    Ok, the last part isn’t an entry. I just wanted to make you smile 🙂

  24. amanda addison Says:

    Hi christybear,
    I am a nurse and felt horrible that I knew NOTHING about AHUS until aidan was diagnosed and you made it your mission to inform the world. So I say you go girl. I tell other nurses at work (ours is a med surg/peds unit—though I don’t do peds) and they are amazed at how little is known about this. I would spread it more on facebook, twitter, post your blogs throughout the internet (however you do that???), word of mouth, and go on OPRAH or maybe ellen (whom I really like at this time!)

  25. Rebekah Says:

    hi christy,
    I’m another JJB mama who has been following you and Toot since all of this began. I was a follower on your original blog. I am a follower on FB and Twitter and Aiden’s website. I wasn’t sure if I was a follower here or not, so I just submitted my e-mail address just to be on the safe side. I re-tweeted about this on my Twitter (which I only have for our business, but this was worthwhile) before I knew anything about the contest. As I have said on FB, you are an inspiration. Your strength is something that I greatly admire.

  26. Rebekah Says:

    I wanted to go ahead and add that I have already tried to spread the word about AHUS. I have Aiden on prayer lists as I have for two years. I have shared your video (which, btw, that David Crowder song is hitting me really hard when I hear it this week for some reason) on FB and I think I have shared about the AHUS necklace. I hope that people are doing something with the information I am sharing.

  27. Marianna Says:

    I am an Intensive Care Unit nurse – though I mostly care for adults we do sometimes have pregnant or postpartum mamas. I occasionally work in the ER as well. I could do lots of educating of future/current parents as well as my own coworkers about this by wearing a necklace! I love it!
    I also learned lots on the site myself – especially the research developments section. I learned that they are currently initiating four prospective, open-label clinical studies of eculizumab as a treatment for patients with aHUS in North America and multiple European countries

  28. Marianna Says:

    I follow you on twitter @mannabsn

  29. Marianna Says:

    My favorite is the “For I Know..” bracelet – my fave Bible verse.

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