Satori Lewis has experienced more challenges in her young life than most adults. This beautiful little is 10 years old has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is confined to a power wheelchair. But don’t feel sorry for this rock star – she has a fabulous sense of humor and gets straight A’s in school – even though she misses an average of 40 days of school a year.
According to her mom, Melissa (HautTotes on etsy and HautTotes on twitter), because Tori is so physically weak, her body doesn’t hold itself up well. She has developed severe scoliosis, and the curve of her spine is now beginning to crush her lung. On March 31st, she will have full spinal fusion.
The family is traveling from their home in Nevada to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for the procedure with an estimated hospital stay of 7 – 10 days. Melissa is asking people to send Tori postcards from all over the world. She thinks that the messages and pictures will be fun for her. And she plans to turn this into a geography lesson by purchasing an world atlas and having Tori mark off states and countries.
Melissa stresses that they have great insurance, a fantastic surgeon and a world renowned hospital. Tori is not in need of anything more than some fun messages and exciting postmarks.
This is how the postcard should be addressed, and please be sure to include the surgery date:
Satori Lewis Surgery date 3-31-10 Davis 7 Pediatrics UC Davis Children’s Hospital 2315 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95817 USA
Please send Tori a postcard and also share this information with your networks.