"Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum." Graycie Harmon
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Great organization to help children - My Own Pet Balloon
Loyalty, friendship and fun create a special connection between a child and a pet comparable to few other things. Canines for Disabled Kids, a non-profit organization, is helping children with disabilities gain independence and participate more fully in society. This meaningful interaction helped inspire the MyOwnPet balloon line, allowing children to simulate that experience (using a little imagination) with any animal. Right now, for every MyOwnPet balloon purchased, $5 will go directly to help Canines for Disabled Kids. Balloon artist Treb Heining turned an unlikely skill and a daydream into a worldwide industry. While working as a balloon vendor at Disneyland at age 15, Treb discovered he was a wizard at tying balloons. He dreamed of turning his unusual talent into a career and the results have dazzled millions of people around the world. Over the past 40 years, he has invented awe-inspiring displays and stunning spectaculars, including balloon arches, columns, lettering, sculptures and more. Treb also invented the most popular balloon in the world, the magical Mickey Mouse “Balloon within a Balloon.” Here are just a few highlights of his amazing career where he has taken balloon art to new heights: • 16 Super Bowls. • Seven Academy Awards ceremonies. • Two presidential inaugurations. • Three Guinness world records. • The 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution In addition, 2011 will be Treb’s 20th year as the Times Square “Confetti King,” responsible for dropping upwards of 3,000 pounds of confetti on New Year’s Eve. Now, with MyOwnPet Balloons, Heining brings the fun to your home with a whole menagerie of inflatable pets to capture the imagination of the young and young at heart.
My greatest claim to fame is my family. I am married to my prince charming and have four awesome children. This year I experienced the joy of becoming a grandmother to my sweet baby girl Halle. I love to travel and I love to write books.