Thursday, November 19, 2009
A More Courageous Jo Than I
Jo was the very first friend I made on here months ago on blogspot.
She reached out to me at a time when I felt very much alone--with little or no connection of 'sisterhood' to call my own--and told me; "I'll be your sister." I have never forgotten that....
Today I dropped by her blog: 'Jo's Corner'.
Jo is battling cancer and, as a result, has lost part of her leg.
She is struggling with raising money to buy a new wheelchair and has little or no family to speak of. What family she does have has forsaken her, leaving her virtually alone to deal with her illness.
Thankfully, she has a neighbor to help feed her cats during her multiple and long hospital stays as well as a "sister in Christ" who has reached out and shown her the kind of love, friendship and kindness that her family hasn't.
Jo has set up a paypal button on the left sidebar of her blog to purchase a wheelchair suitable for her to maneuver.
Please read Jo's story and join her on this journey--she will break your heart and lift your spirits simultaneously.
I know, as I always have, that there are people out there battling so much worse than I--but to put a face on it and read her own heartwrenching words puts it all in perspective....
Jo has over 70 followers but, thus far, no donations. That will change as of today--although, I am able to do very little. However, as with 'Ezra's Mommy' (see her blog button on my side bar), I felt very compelled to bring this to others' attention in the hopes that people can give a few dollars and a 'domino effect' can take place to help a fellow blogger in much need.
Visit Jo's corner and please do what you can, if you can. Donations and/or prayers welcome.
Blessings and thanks.