Weekly Reader's Choice Finalist

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I recently submitted a handful of pictures of Atia to a Parents Magazine contest, and today I was informed that she was selected as one of the Weekly Reader’s Choice Finalists.


Now, she needs YOUR help! This part of the contest requires VOTES (of course). Voting is once a day, EVERYDAY, from today through Saturday, April 24th. And remember, if you have a smart phone, you can vote from it, your home computer and your work computer.

Click here to vote: http://photos.parents.com/category/vote/photo/229216 

It would be so cool if she won, especially after everything she’s been through in the last year. Thanks for your support! With your help, I know we can get Atia in Parents Magazine!

Oh, and if you have a social networking page, like Facebook or Twitter, please feel free to post a link to this blog. Atia needs as much exposure as she can get!

Keep your fingers crossed and vote often! 🙂

Next Week’s Blog > “But It’s Not Time Yet…”


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  • The link didn't work for me.

  • In reply to CarrieKirby:

    Carrie - First, thank you so much for trying. Second, I was having the same problem yesterday, but was reassured by parents.com that it'd been fixed - I guess not! Anyway, try this link instead and let me know if it works:


  • In reply to CarrieKirby:

    All voted and posted on fb. Very adorable.

  • In reply to jtithof:

    Excellent! I sincerely appreciate the support. It's great having "good things" happening to Atia these days!

  • In reply to jtithof:

    Voted! So cute; hope she wins! This entry is featured on today's "Hot on ChicagoNow:"
    I apologize in advance if I didn't pronounce Atia's name correctly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2AJEGADzeg) :/.

  • In reply to laurenstrec:

    Lauren - Thank you so much for featuring Atia's story. I'm excited to get the word out... I just checked her ranking and she's gone from #3625 to #16! I know we can get her to #1 by Saturday, April 24th. Thanks also for the personal message. No worries on her name pronunciation - everyone has struggles with it. You second pronunciation on the YouTube video was correct. :-)

  • In reply to laurenstrec:

    Ugh! Sorry for all the typos... I blame it on my excitement!

  • In reply to CarrieKirby:

    Hope it works! What does "Current Place #3625" mean?

  • In reply to kirby:

    Thanks for voting! I think that's her entry number. It's supposed to change based on her ranking (the more votes, the closer to #1). I'm assuming that they'll tally the votes at the end of each day and her number will change accordingly. We'll see tomorrow, I guess!

  • In reply to kirby:

    It looks like I mispoke. I guess #3625 was her actual ranking, but now she's up to #16! Yippee!!

  • In reply to llutarewych:

    Wow, it seems we do have a voice!

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