Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My heart is open

Suzanne is a friend of mine in the blogosphere. She and I have been blog buddies for a few years; I feel like I know her (ok, just a little. not in a creepy way).

She posted today, and emailed me directly, about a close friend who recently lost both of her babies soon after birth.  The family is struggling, and Suzanne is hosting a fundraiser to help cover their hospital bills, lost income, and costs back at home.  While a small donation certainly won't heal their emotional wounds, it might help ease the financial strain that they are facing.

Suzanne has written a beautiful post, which includes photos and a message from her friend (the mother), and more information about the family and how you can help.  I encourage you to check it if you have a moment.  She has also gotten several great companies to sponsor the fundraiser, and she is offering entries to win a ton of cool prizes if you donate and help spread the word.

It's not often that I use this space to ask for help on behalf of myself or a friend, but I felt compelled to share.  I can't even imagine what they must be going through, but I want to help however I can.  I've made a donation to the Love to Zaria fundraiser, and I've added a badge to my sidebar to make it easy to donate if you feel so moved.

Thanks for listening.  

1 comment:

  1. This makes me cry! Thank you, Kim. From the bottom of my heart.