Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank you for your kindness, and um... can I put in one more request?

Thank you so much to all of you who ordered hats in support of Hats Unto Others, my friend Lisa McGlaun's labor of love to provide hats to breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.  In case you didn't see the comments Lisa left on Tuesday's post, I've condensed them into one:
Linda,

I love you. You're such a dear friend.Thank you for helping me get the word out. I'll be fine. I know I will. I am one of the lucky ones...just a few more surgeries and radiation treatment to follow and I can put this behind me. At least I'll put that part behind me but not the happiness I've found in crocheting these hats. It brings me such joy. 

I've already had some orders this morning thanks to this post. You have awesome readers!

Again...this is incredible! My donation hats have tags pinned to them that say Hats Unto Others...donated by...  I write in the name and state of residence for the person making the donation. Thanks to you cancer patients in Las Vegas will know that people from states like Wisconsin and Minnesota care about what they are going through!

I can't thank you enough for your help with this.

Love you,

Lisa
In Tuesday's post, I also mentioned that one of my comic friends, Terrie Burnette, lost her 33-year-old daughter to Stage 4 breast cancer merely days after her diagnosis.  Here's Terrie's Facebook message:

On Tuesday Feb. 8,2011 I lost my daughter, Jessica Rae, 33 years old, to Stage 4 breast cancer. She was diagnosed last Saturday, and passed away Tuesday. We had no time to prepare, there was no treatment, just one day she's here alive and hopeful and before we knew it she was gone. She's left behind a sorrowful family including two daughters (living apart) and twin boys (living with her) just 6 months old. She wasn't working, had ...no will, no insurance, no idea this was going to happen. The family is in need of help for her final expenses. We are asking for donations, any amount will be greatly appreciated and extremely helpful.
If you'd like to help Terrie out, and just a couple of bucks adds up quickly, you can send donations easily enough through  Paypal to the email address tbspirited@gmail.com.  (Please click the personal/gift tab or Paypal will take a percentage.)  

Terrie also says:
Even if you cannot support financially, twin baby-boy clothing donations or just a short note of support through prayer or loving thoughts is welcome. Thank you all for your continued support in this excruciatingly painful time.
Some brief words of sympathy--even from strangers--can mean so much.  You can send Terrie a message at terrieburnette@yahoo.com.  Please put "Jessica Rae" in the subject line.

As Lisa said, I have awesome readers.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. 

Have a great weekend and cherish every day!

2 comments:

Julie said...

My gosh, that is so awful. It's scary to think one day you're fine and three days later you're gone from cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to your friend...

Jenni said...

Thank you so much Linda for posting up this about my sister. I am actually on the phone with my mom, Terrie who has informed me that you are her friend. I too have posted blogs and poems from both of my blogspots for her and am in the process of writing her biography. It is always so nice to see women coming together for the sake of other women even in times of tragedy and utter grief.