But here I am asking for money. Not for me. But for Taylor, my beautiful 3rd born. And not for her, but for her final push for fundraising she is doing for her half marathon with the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society. Yep, we have another one in the house undertaking a marathon, or rather a half marathon. In this case, the Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon at the end of the month. I am so proud of her and I have to tell you, and she won't mind me telling you, this is huge for her. She is not, how shall I say this, well, she is not into exercising per se. I think she once said something along the lines of :" I can't exercise because everytime I start, I have to stop." That line has gotten a whole lot of mileage and a whole lot of laughs in this house, let me tell you.
Back in the day. The yucky chemo days.
But here she is, training and working hard and raising money so that people and children, like our sweet little Miss Zoey, have a chance to live the life they deserve. She is currently $535.00 short of her $2,200 goal, having raised a respectable $1635.00 so far. However, and aren't there always however's? Money needs to be in by Sunday. As in this Sunday, January the 8th. No pressure. If she falls short, she is responsible for the balance. And for a nearly starving college student, that will be a bummer. Again, no pressure. So, I am doing what all good mommies would do, and that is asking you, my beloved readers, to help if you are able. And some of you aren't and that is cool and understandable and perfectly okay and others, well, maybe you are and you feel called to supporting this cause and that, that would be wonderful.
Link here to Taylor's Fundraising page where you can make a tax deductible donation today.
We have no doubt that Zoey is here today because of clinical trials and advancements made in research, with funds likely granted by Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society. We have no doubt that many of our warriors buddies have benefited from the same. You have seen many of their faces here on this blog over the last 3 years and you have read with broken hearts, as we have said good-bye to far, far too many who needed their cure. Who deserved their cure.
We know, that our precious Klein, was with us as long as he was, because of clinical drugs developed by studies and research done, that would not have gotten done, if not for organizations such as the leukemia/ lymphoma society. Klein basically spent the last year and a half of his life, taking one clinical drug after another. A year and a half that his family would not have had with him and time that Klein would not have had otherwise. But in the end, that time was not enough. Not nearly enough. So the main objective here is to get to cure and the only way we do that, is to get out there and raise the money.
So there is my little schpeel. Do what you can, if you can and if not, then just send your prayers and good vibes Taylor's way as she completes her first 13.1. This proud mom will be waiting at the finish line. Thank you in advance and can I tell you how very, very much I dislike asking for money, but what can you do but do what has got to be done. And finding a cure, that my friends, has got to get done.