Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am asking for donations.
Those five words ought to make 'anonymous' deliriously happy.
'Anonymous' was a poster who replied to one of my posts a few weeks ago and, in addition to many other things--accused me of asking fellow bloggers for money via 'backhanded-ness' and 'whining'.
Alas, I am asking not for myself (and again, to reiterate what I wrote in response back then--nor would I)--I am asking for Ezra and his family.
I do not know Ezra nor do I know Ezra's Mommy. Yet, they touched my life this morning nonetheless.
I was only 'introduced' to them just this morning through SITS ('The Secret Is In The Sauce') as Ezra's Mommy was SITS featured blogger for today--her blog is titled 'Manic Mommy'.
Please CLICK on the newly added button on my side bar titled 'Praying For Ezra' which will take you directly to her blog.
Ezra is two years old (and younger brother to Rowan, four) and was diagnosed back in May with Leukemia.
Ezra's Mommy is a stay at home Mom while her husband works part time and goes to school full time. They are living on his part time income and his student loan allowance.
They only have one car between them and Ezra has several doctors appointments per week. Their families help when they can with what they are able...
Ezra is going to need treatments for THREE years--which are costly.
There is a 'Paypal' button set up on her blog to donate. This was not easy for her to do, as you can read from her post titled 'Ezra's Story' (which you can find at the top right of her blog).
However, I wholeheartedly empathize and support her doing it. Sometimes we simply have no choices left but to turn to the kindness and humanity of strangers...
I wish I could have donated more (it would be uncouth for me to say how much I did) but I know that if ever I have a few extra dollars here and there--I will be back to do so again.
I hope that those of you who are able will give what you can--if not, perhaps you can simply offer Ezra and his Mommy (and the rest of their family) your support and prayers.
Thank you for hearing me out.
Peace, love and happiness to you all.