9/21/2010

it's kind of a big deal

Remember when we got real personal and I told you about Jason?
Well, he's doing pretty darn good lately (yay) and he's actually in a big ol' contest.

Well—there is a fantastic scholarship that he is a finalist for.
(if he wins he will get an $18,000 scholarship!)

The thing is, he wins the scholarship through voting.
And here is where we start asking you for a HUGE favor:

Watch this video:


There are 3 super easy ways to vote:
and
by phone
(1–888–305–9808 and 19)
or
by text
(text VOTE19 to 30364)

*If you really loved us you could vote online and one of the phone options.
(that's twice as many votes! and they don't let
you do both phone options. i already tried it.)
*If you really, really love us you could vote lots of times using all of your email
addresses—because we all have more than one. (that's 40x the votes!)
*And if you maybe even love us more than that you can tell all of your
friends (including facebook friends and twitter friends) to vote for Jason too.
(and if you're real cool and popular, like I know you 
are, that's like so many votes, I can't even count!)

40 comments:

Cassie said...

Let the voting begin!

Becca's Blog said...

Go Jason!

Kylee said...

Voted!

I hope he wins!

Thats exciting!

Lucy said...

done!

mark21bravo said...

Vote has been cast, now spreading the word. GO JASON!

Ian & Cristina said...

Don't know if you know it but I LOVE your blog!! Your pictures are beautiful the way you write totally shows your personality and I can't get enough.

Also, Jason is one of the kindest people I've ever met. He was always willing to stop and say hi to talk to us when we saw him around town. We miss that. Of course we'll vote for him!

You guys totally deserve it.

Alyssa Richardson said...

voted 9 times :)
who knew having so many extra email accounts would actually come in handy!

ashley mikell said...

totally voted.
and jason you rock
love you guys

Lori Hickey said...

Best of luck! My daughter passed away 2 years ago at the age of 26 from CF complications. She too had a a very positive way of looking at life as do so many with CF. For all the negative it can bring it seems to create such positive people with a desire to live life to its fullest . May you continue to thrive and your health hold steady until they can find a cure for this disease. Continue being a role model for the younger generation just starting their battles with CF.

Caley said...

Voted x4! Good luck to you both! Miss you guys!

Audrey said...

YAY! I voted 4 times too! When Lane gets home.... we are gonna do as many as we can possibly think of! Good Luck Jason! You truly do deserve this!

jason said...

Thanks so much everybody! It means a lot.

Colt & Serene said...

You guys are awesome! I love the video too by the way! We will definitely vote ya! Good Luck!

alexandria said...

voting my guts out tonight!
go jason!!!

{beautiful video too, by the way. maybe made me a little emotional...

love you guys!}

Dustin and Aly said...

Amazing video Jason, good luck! You've got all our votes!

jenniferthornton said...

Voted and Voted

Becky said...

We voted every possible way!!
And posted where ever we could!

Your video and answer to what inspires you were amazing and maybe brought a tear to my eye!

GOOD LUCK!
WE LOVE YOU!!

Erin said...

I voted!
And don't tell anyone, but I got teary during your video! What an inspiration!

SHELLY said...

Cassie's buddy....
VOTED!

Tobler Bunch said...

DONE and spreading the word- Keep praying! He has greater power than all of us together to make this happen for you...

Lindsey said...

Done!

merlene said...

So proud of you both, you are quite a team!!! Love you !!!

Becky said...

Just sent a mass text out on my phone to all of my contacts... will do it on Tob's when he gets home!!
GO TEAM JASON!!

Mariel Torres said...

my vote is in darling!

Jodi said...

I voted too!!! Good luck!

adam.and.e said...

hey there! i just found your blog through "as she thinketh".. .i just wanted to let you know that i VOTED for your hubs!

you two will be in my prayers :)

J said...

You have my vote! :) Hope you win!

kate said...

voted x3

and put it on my blog. (not that I get much traffic though, sorry! maybe if I actually posted more, more peeps would visit)

Kara Lynn said...

Voted. Four times. You don't mind if I mention it on my blog do you??

kate lines said...

voting! (and i have like a million email addresses!)

i'm posting this over on my blog, too!

good luck!

Sist and Sist said...

just voted

Krista & Tyler said...

My Uncle Val has CF, and was the 2nd oldest living man in the world without a lung transplant. I prayed every day, since I was 7 years old, to have him be healthy enough to come to my sealing. He did. He made it. He may have had 24% lung capacity, and would then spend the next 9 months in the hospital, but he made it. During those 9 months, he was an inpatient at the Univ of Utah hospital - we live less than 2 miles away. We were able to give him priesthood blessings, serve and comfort, and be there when he finally got those lung transplants. He only had 14% lung capacity, and now - he is doing so much better.
Our prayers go with you - we know this life, and the challenges it can bring. Please let us know if you need anything. Consider our vote a vote for Jason, and a vote for Uncle Val.

xox
Krista

geri said...

All of your votes mean so much to us! Thank you, and thank you for spreading the word!
Yall are so amazing!

Krista, your story is touching and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

communikate. said...

just saw this on kate line's blog. just voted! good luck!

Kristi said...

I voted, and I posted it on my blog so other peeps will vote too, can we vote more than once like each day type thing, when does the voting end?

Kristi Brewer

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Voted and will be posting this one my facebook and emailing to people!

Lisa said...

My daughter just emailed me your blog link. I voted as many times as I could and now I'm passing it on. Good luck!! P.S. We have some Egbert's in our stake here in San Deigo. Do you have family in San Diego?

geri e. said...

Here are a few answers to some common questions:
Voting ends Oct. 21, I wish there was a way to track the votes—but there isn't. Dang it! You can only vote once from each phone/email address (but you can vote from multiple emails).
Thank you so much! We are so grateful for all of the support—the voting, the posting on facebook and other blogs, you guys rock!!

Lisa, I'm not sure about family in San Diego. This batch of Egberts was all over the Teton Valley in SE Idaho back in the day :)

I, Rawdah. said...

All the best! I hope you win!!


Cheers from Singapore.
=)

Haylee said...

I wasn't able to watch the video because my sound doesn't work but I voted!
My aunt died of cystic fibrosis, so my heart goes out to him and really hope he wins. $18,000 would be huge!