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Park City Mountain Resort Vacation Giveaway Winner!

Can you even imagine how hard it must have been to choose a winner from over 100 nominations!

When we asked you to nominate someone who exhibited Mom it Forward's Mission in your lives, we had no idea just how amazing all these entries would be!

Think of a person who has made a big difference in your life. Someone that embraces the Mom It Forward mission. Someone that lifts others, has overcome challenges with a smile, is a positive force for good, or just makes your world a better place.

So many people—you, your own moms and a few extraordinary husbands and dads—nominated people to win in the true spirit of Mom It Forward! It was so fun to watch the nominations come in and to be touched by every single one of them.

We dare you to read through all of the nominations both on the Mom It Forward Site and the Park City Mountain Resort Snow Mamas Site. Could you make that decision?

A panel from Park City Mountain Resort has been given that task, and without further ado, let's announce the winner of:

  • Lodging for up to 6 people (3 nights, 4 days) in a 2-bedroom, 5-star condo

  • Dinner vouchers for 3 nights for the entire family

  • Resort Passes good for 3 days, including a wide range of family activities such as a climbing wall, an Alpine Slide, a Human Maze, miniature golfing, a Zip Rider, mountain biking and hiking, and more (valid between May and August 2009)

And the Lucky Winner Is...

Congratulations to Jessica Whitt at Go Blog Yourself, Tonya Staab nominated you to win!

Here is her entry:

BloggerI'm Tonya Staab
I would love to nominate Jessica Whitt for this trip. She is truly an inspiration. Jess very recently had the most devastating loss any mother could imagine. One of her 2 year old girls lost her battle with neuroblastoma. She has shown nothing but strength and courage and love throughout the days and nights spent in and out of the hospital to saying goodbye to her beautiful little girl. Jess is one of the most wonderful women I know. She's the type of person who is always there when you need a shoulder to cry on, even when she is going through so much herself and she truly is the sweetest person I know and such amazing mother.
I would also like to direct you to a cause that Jess whole-heartedly believes in (aside from raising money for Neuroblastoma and childhood cancer). Prior to her little girl being diagnosed, she started a blog called Will Play For Food . The premise of this blog is to encourage parents to get their children involved in donating to charities. Primarily food banks. Mother's organize play dates in their local areas and each person attending brings food to donate to their local food bank. Such a worthy cause and a wonderful way to get your children involved in helping others. This is the type of person Jess is.
Jess is a dear friend of mine and I know she deserves this. Her family needs this.
Her blog address is: Half12.

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Tonya Staab said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm crying so hard. I know that they will love this so much. I've called and emailed Jess to let her know. Mwah.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to everyone who nominated someone. It was a very difficult decision and we wish everyone could win as there are many who are inspiring others each and every day. Thanks!

Terri said...

Tonya, that was really sweet! I will have to agree with everything that Tonya said in her nomination for Jess! The Whitts are truly amazing people! They do deserve this!

Tabbatha said...

This is so awesome!!! Congrats Jess and kudos to you T!!

Jessica Kate said...

So Stinkin' Excited!!
You have NO idea.
'Thank you' feels like a sorry excuse for my gratitude but since I can't hug you all, it's going to have to do for now. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Jessica Kate and the crew

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

That is fabulous!!

TUTU Monkey said...

This is SO cool!!!!!

Julie Burran said...

This is the best news I've heard in a while!!! No one deserves this honor more than Jess! She has given so many people strength and courage, and I am so grateful to her for sharing her experience! I am so happy right now!!!!!!!!

Erinjeany said...

I couldn't agree more! Jess does deserve this! Makes me cry just thinking about it too! They deserve it! Yay! <3

The Corradetti Clan said...

OMG how awesome! I know somebody that won something. Tonya how sweet of you to think of JK! JK you truly are an amazing woman Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! This is GREAT news. Congratulations Jess and family; and thank you Tonya for nominating them! What a wonderful friend you are. :)

LisaO said...

Yay! What wonderful news, you truly picked a wonderful family and Jess if perfect for Mom it Forward. Thank you for making this a happy moment in their lives.
Lisa Osgood

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you picked
Jess. I have read her blog for
the past few months and she is
a truly remarkable mom and person.
She has lifted up so many and
continues to give hope and love
and comfort to so many. Her and
her family deserve this so much!!

Christy said...

I'm estatic that Jess won! Tonya described Jess perfectly! BOTH of these women are truly remarkable!

Angela & Albert Fontenot said...

Yay! I have to agree with everyone else. Jess truly deserves this award. She is absolutely amazing. Her strength and courage defy explanation. Tonya- you rock for nominating her!

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