Tuesday, August 21, 2018

WW: SOFT Picnic {Linky}

In July I went to a picnic in support of SOFT, which is a nonprofit organization. They push research for children born with Trisomy 13 and 18. My nephew Emerson has Trisomy 18.

First off I designed their logo. Oh my goodness it was a designer's nightmare. They wanted blue, yellow, and red to be a part of the logo. Many logos are just 1 or 2 colors. They wanted a rainbow and balloons in the logo as well.

After that my sister wanted me to design t-shirts for the event. It was to be in Omaha, so she wanted the SOFT logo to be a part of it, but it to also say Omaha. I worked with the "O" in SOFT, incorporated the Omaha skyline, and a few animals because we have the best zoo in the world right here along with a kid in a wheelchair. I think with all the stuff they kept adding it turned out pretty good.

I just wish I would have gotten photos of some people wearing the shirts. 

Instead here's my nephew Edison who got his arm painted. My sister was so busy with the conference, I did odd things like wait in the face painting line with Edison, help serve cake, and did a lot of cleaning up in the end. 

My Mom had a 2 month old baby before me that passed away from Trisomy 18. My sister and Mom are rare carriers of Trisomy 18. They handed ornaments out to those that lost a child. 

Here's my nephew Emerson that couldn't stay for the fun. He had/has hand, foot and mouth disease. He was in long enough for my brother-in-law to eat, and left.

A few older ones with Trisomy 18. I love with all her problems, she was persistent in pushing the wheel chair around. *Note you can see one of my t-shirts back there.

Part of their ceremony, balloons are let go when their son or daughter's name is called off. I only knew 2 names, but felt like crying with every name.

My nephews:

 My sister Terra:

Balloons that represent people that have passed away.

If you want to read more about Trisomy 18, please read here: https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/health/their-kids-rare-condition-was-long-seen-as-fatal-but/article_418762d4-4528-560b-8528-cfeeca7fd47d.html.


stevebethere said...

What a nice post you did well with the logo it might had been a nightmare but you still did well with it, a nice slice of toast included would had looked good mixed in with the logo :-)

Have a designtastic week :-)

Jeanna said...

I'd not heard of this disease before, what a devasting thing. I think your logo is bold and colorful and just what they asked for, nicely done.

mail4rosey said...

It does sound like a wonderful event. You did a rocking great job with the t-shirts!

Veronica Lee said...

You did a fantastic job with the logo, A!

Emerson has gotten big! Will you give him a hug for me?

Lydia C. Lee said...

What great fun. Poor little one with the foot & mouth disease - until my kid went to daycare (and a note came home), I only thought sheep got it! Ha!

csuhpat1 said...

What a wonderful event and great T-shirt design. Very nice. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

Theresa Mahoney said...

You did a fantastic job with the logo! Well done, Alissa! When we got off the plane from our travels abroad, they were announcing that if we were in contact with agriculture on our travels, we had to report to an agent for screening to prevent hand foot mouth disease. Apparently, it's becoming quite an issue here.

Terra Heck said...

You did a nice job designing the logo and shirts. Hope Emerson recovers quickly from the Hand,Foot, Mouth Disease.

~ Noelle said...

I think the logo turned out great!!!!! I am sure it was hard to attend, but also great at the same time.


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