About 3 years ago, Kendall’s speech therapist (Holly) told us that we needed to get this thing called a Vitamix. We already had a blender, but according to her, we needed a high powered, industrial version so that Kendall could eat all kinds of foods. Supposedly, this thing would puree whatever we wanted Kendall to eat. Well, Holly was right.

I wasn’t excited about spending $500 on a blender, since we already had one. In fact, I remember telling Cathy on numerous occasions that “this thing better be worth it”. Well, it has been, and so much so that I pursued Vitamix directly and was able to get them to donate one of their finest for a drawing. Here’s the details…

As most of you know, we’re attempting to gather information on all of our kids in order to see if there is anything in the data that will help any of us in caring for our children. We also want to know if there are any trends worth noting. Either way, this data will be a great wealth of information that will hopefully give us nuggets of stuff that help us better understand Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. So, as a little incentive, there will be a drawing for this gift from Vitamix at the end of the survey. All of those that participated in the survey will be eligible for the prize*.

The Prize:

Vitamix 5200

The Nutritional Research

The Proof is Easy to See!

Breakthrough research from the University of Toronto shows that Vitamix processing may significantly enhance nutrient intake from whole foods. The results of a 2008 study at the University of Toronto clearly indicate that the Vitamix 5200 has the ability to disrupt plant cell wall structure and significantly reduce food particle size which may enhance the bioavailability of essential nutrients in fruits and vegetables.

More specific information about the 5200 can be found here.

Don’t hesitate! If you want in on this drawing and haven’t yet filled out the survey, do so now. You can get to the Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome survey until 8/12/2011.

Good Luck!


*Those requiring shipping outside of the US may not be eligible

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7 Responses to Who wants to get a FREE Vitamix Blender?

  1. Jessica Aman says:

    I’ve been anxiously awaiting the results of the survey:). Great incentive for those that haven’t had time to fill it out, Kevin!

  2. Caitlin says:

    We have a Vitamix, and it is AWESOME. It can break down a whole pineapple in one minute. It is more powerful than any other blender and unlike juicers is uses the whole food so you get all the fiber. Mona is pretty picky even with her purees but we still have hopes that the Vitamix will help introduce more variety into her diet. Love it! Great prize, Kevin!

  3. Shannon says:

    I’ve been waiting to see the results too! And I’ve been wanting a vitamix for Emma for a long time now! 🙂 Awesome incentive for sure!

  4. M chung says:

    Boo 🙁 I’m in Hong Kong…no blender for us 🙁

    But I’ll still do the survey 🙂

  5. Legato says:

    About the survey, there are a few here with children that belong to the unfortunate percentage who did not make it. Should we fill out the survey as well? Should there be a similar separate suvey about the WHS-angels? Given that the litterature talks about 36% mortality for 2 first years, if you want to map the syndrome shouldn’t this part be taken in consideration as well?

  6. KevinO says:

    Yes, the angels should be taken into consideration. Please make note of the specifics in the last open-ended question section. Thank you for bringing attention to this.

  7. Would love one for my daughter fighting best cancer

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