Sloth gifts / Engraved gin glass / Silver sloth /
Are you crazy for sloth gifts or know some one who is. Then this engraved gin glass with a silver sloth on the front is for you.
If you plan on getting slothed this weekend then you must do it in style.
****All my glasses are hand engraved by myself using my wonderful yet loud rotary machine. I use diamond burrs to engrave each glass and have a large selection of burrs that I use throughout the engraving process.****
Please take a minute to read through this, while I explain the reason behind Class on glass.
My son Lee was born with a heart condition called Hypoplastic left heart syndrome which basically means he has half a heart. When they picked up on his condition I was given two choices. 1) to have Lee and then take him home for palliative care, where he would would live only for a few days and would then pass away, 2) I would be flown down to Birmingham, where Lee would have the first of three open heart surgeries, with out the surgeries he had no chance of survival.
The doctors were not keen on me going for the surgery, they said the chance of surviving the first surgery is around 40% and he would be on life long medication. Its a good job I'm quite stubborn and for me it was an easy decision to make. Even if he had a 1% chance, to me that's still a chance.
I live in South Ayrshire in Scotland and I had to be flown down to Birmingham in a very small plane so Lee could be born at Birmingham woman's hospital. The day after Lee was born he was transferred to Birmingham children's hospital where he had his first open heart surgery. He then went on to have another two operations, second one at five months then the third at five years.
They told me Lee would not live past the age of three, I'm happy to say Lee is now eighteen and doing exceptionally well. He still has half a heart and will be on medication for life. We don't know what the future will hold but right now all is good and that's the main thing, we will cross the bridges when they come.
SO NOW TO 'HOW I GIVE BACK'
Back when Lee was born there was not much information on this heart condition, and Facebook didn't exist so I couldn't try and find any information on there.
I did however stumble across a charity called 'Little hearts matter' This charity came along just at the right time, it was packed full on all the information I was searching for plus so much more. There was parents stories you could read through, the charity held open day events where all the families could get together and all the heart children could meet.
Little hearts matter has come such a long way from back then. Not only do they have their website but they have a great Facebook page, where families can interact with each other, sharing their stories or concerns because they are all on the same journey.
The charity also provides booklets throughout the stages of your child's life, they also provide a support number for any parent that may need it.
Little hearts matter has helped me so much throughout Lees life as well as many many other families I feel its my turn to give back.
With every glass I sell, I will donate two pounds to Little hearts matter, So as a buyer you are not only buying a lovely hand engraved glass for someone, you are helping support a great cause.
For more information on Little hearts matter please visit: www.lhm.org.uk
"EVERYONE HAS A FAVORITE GLASS THEY LIKE TO DRINK FROM, SO WHY NOT MAKE IT THE ONE YOU BOUGHT THEM"