Linda,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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.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!