Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Please HELP!!!

Courtney writes:
Blogging is a wonderful thing. It creates a space that we can all share our lives, trials and tribulations. It connects random strangers with the best of intentions. Every time we need to share, find consolation, or laugh we turn to each other. The greatest thing is the fact that among us all we have the ability to reach out to thousands, even millions of people (if you’re Dooce). But now, I am turning to you for a little help.

One of my oldest girlfriends, Toni, needs help. Her husband and two children were in a car accident with a tractor trailer truck. Her husband took the brunt of the injuries while trying to maneuver the car to protect his children. The kids are ok, and are only suffering from broken bones. Jamie, her husband, was not as lucky, and is on a long road to recovery. This weekend there is a benefit being held in my hometown to raise money for the family, and the medical expenses that they are facing. Times are tight for everybody. We are all feeling the pinch, however, I am trying to raise as much money as possible to present to them this weekend at the spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

I have posted a widget on my blog to accept donations for the family. I am reaching out to my fellow bloggers in hopes that you might take a moment of your time to repost this information and ask your loyal readers to help out this young, struggling family in their time of need.
Thanks for your time,
Courtney at Blogging Matilda

So dear Readers, please please help out if you can. Even if it's only $5, every little bit will help and with many helping, big things get accomplished! Of course please include your prayers for this family too!! Please go HERE.


April said...

How very sad...I'll definitely keep them close in my prayers.

Jamie said...

That's sooo sad...I'm going to put a post on my blog about this and I'm off to check out Blogging Matilda's blog.