Monday, October 12, 2009

The Good Side of the Internet

There is a raffle of epic proportions going on over at Sorta Crunchy. Sweet Megan is blessing the family of a 4-year-old darling who has had a stroke. She suffers with myocardial bridging causing restrictive cardiomyopathy and is in need of a heart transplant.

Megan has put together a fund-raiser/raffle to help out the family of this precious little girl . There are some amazing gifts for:

The Little Ones - with t-shirts and onesies and so many cute things.
The Princess in Your Life - featuring crowns and other lovelies.
And for Mama - truly an amazing package that also includes a prayer shawl from my needles.

Please take a look and read about Gabriella. And buy a ticket, or two, or three. This is what Megan hopes to accomplish with this effort:
  • We hope to be able to alleviate some of the financial toll that has come as a result of Gabriella's stroking by paying off the Vegas' bill at the Ronald McDonald House at the Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • In the hard days ahead filled with speech therapy and adjusting to life post-stroke, we want to provide relief from the burden of coming up with an answer to the "what's for dinner?" question by providing restaurant gift cards
  • If you have ever walked through a major life crisis, you know that even the smallest of needs can seem overwhelming. We hope to meet some needs on a practical level for the Vegas by purchasing grocery and gas gift cards
  • The part of Gabriella's brain most affected by the stroke is the speech center. She has many days of speech therapy ahead. Insurance covers only 60 days of outpatient therapy, and the family will be responsible for $25 for each of the insurance-covered therapy session. Last Monday, Kristi wrote that they are asking God for means to be able to pay for extended speech therapy sessions. Any monies raised that go above and beyond meeting the needs listed above will be donated to the trust set up by the Vega family to offset costs of Gabriella's medical care not covered by insurance.
So hop on over there and try your chances. Not only might you win a great prize, but you will also be part of what life is supposed to be like: people helping people.

Thank you so much.


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Awwww! Julie!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥♥♥

Ann H. said...

Julie- I just received the prayer shawl you donated for the raffle (I was one of the lucky winners ) I am bowled over - it is gorgeous, and will become well-worn and well-loved. Also loved the note you included :-) Thanks so much for your creativity and generosity,