What is a Binga?

So a blog is a deeply personal thing; a place to pour your heart out and invite others to share in your experiences. You can cry, and laugh, and cheer - you can get mad or find a cause to believe in. But what happens when the blog you want to write is about a child? How do you weigh her privacy against sharing some of her stories so that people might empathize with her?

I've been struggling with these questions and plan to tread carefully and with her permission while bringing you to know her, so please meet Tobi; Our Little Binga. What is a Binga? We have no idea but we've been calling our youngest daughter a binga since the day she was born and this blog is for her!

Please follow us on our quest for a Service Dog for Tobi.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Puzzle Pieces for Tobi - Fundraiser!

A Puzzle for Tobi

Fundraising for her Service Dog

We've decided on our first fundraiser project! All credit for this idea goes to RC Cristner, also known as RJ's Mom, who shared this touching way to raise funds.

How it works:
Tobi received a very pretty, Glow in the Dark puzzle from her grandpa for her birthday last month. We haven't yet put it together! It's 500 pieces large.

Each puzzle piece is worth $1.00. Every person who donates a dollar for a puzzle piece, will get to have their name or the name of their choice, written on the back of the piece. When all 500 pieces have been donated, Tobi will put this puzzle together and we will glue it and frame it for her wall. That way she will always have this very pretty reminder of all of the people who helped her get her service dog.

So please, donate for as many pieces as you like, 1 or 500! For every piece, please give us a name to write on the back of it so that Tobi will always remember who you are.

For more information or ways to donate, help, or raise funds for Tobi, please contact us at feendrachen@yahoo.com - if you cannot use PayPal and would like to pay by snailmail or have another idea, again, please contact us! We're more than happy to work with you.


  1. I love this idea. I am doing everything I can to help! <3

  2. This Saturday is the Day of Healing. A Holistic Fair will be held from 9am to 3pm in Buckfield, ME at 251 Old Sumner Road. There will be professional hula hoopers, live music, readings, hand made jewelry, glass blowers, and all sorts of all natural products for sale.

    Raina made a donation jar for Tobi's Puzzle Pieces; it will be at one of the all natural booths, co-run by family friend, Brianna.

    It's going to be tons of fun! If you're in the area, stop by - you don't want to miss this!