A little while ago, I got this email:
I am in the process of planning an online charity sale to benefit my sister and her family. We are looking to online businesses that might be willing to donate different items for our little charity sale. My little sister, Becky, was diagnosed with cancer in May of this year. She is a thirty year old mother of four, with her kids ranging in age from 8 months to 9 years. After having an emergency mastectomy, doctors hound that the cancer had spread to one of Becky’s lungs and diagnosed her with a very invasive form of Sarcoma. After a tumor in one of her lungs was removed, Becky found that the cancer had spread to both lungs. She started chemo, but after two rounds of chemo, they found it to be ineffective. They are now searching for an alternative treatment, but she was given 6 months to live from her doctor.
My sister in law and I are in the midst of planning a blood drive (Becky wanted to pay it forward) and fundraiser in honor of her in her hometown of Snohomish, Washington. We would like to also host an online sale to benefit her family. We are looking for donations to put in a blog auction where all of the proceeds would be put into the trust account that we are building for her family. Any item, big or small, that you could donate would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your support. You can read more about Becky’s family at her blog (star-belliedveatches.blogspot.com) or at the facebook page that we created to keep people up to date on her progress (http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Veatches-Beat-Cancer/103207843070164?ref=ts).
Doesn’t that story break your heart? Cancer is such a horrible affliction and I’m sure that nearly all of us know someone who has struggled or died from it. I donated a couple of my appliqued onesies to this auction, and there’s tons of other stuff that would be great to bid on! Go visit the site and make your bids…and know that your money is going to support a good cause.