Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Eric's Fund


Once in a while, someone you don't know in person, someone whose life you get to share through her blog or her art, makes you feel special, by just allowing you a peek into her life. By sharing the brightness of her personality with you.

That person shares so much of herself, giving you crafting tips and bursts of wit that have you spewing over your morning coffee when you eagerly go to her blog each morning, that you feel like you know her, and she you. And that if you saw her on the street, she would give you a warm hug, tuck your arm under hers and take you to lunch at Chili's. She is part of what makes your day special.

This is how I feel about my friend and Design Team Member, Susan Liles. Except I know her. For real. And she is as real as the person you imagine. Smart. Funny. Creative as all get out. Warm. And so willing to give of herself.

Except this time, she needs my help. Your help. Her husband, Eric, has been battling a very aggressive form of cancer for the past few months. He is the bread winner of the family and he is out of sick time at work while he goes through round after round of chemo. And, of course, the medical bills are piling up and figuring out how to pay those bills is something you just shouldn't have to deal with when you are trying to get someone better.

If you are interested and able, donations can be made to them via PayPal using the "Donate" button on her blog. If you would prefer to donate anonymously or have any questions, you may contact Sheila. Every bit helps. Especially your prayers and encouragement!

11 comments:

jen del muro said...

I couldn't have said this any better. Beautiful words for a beautiful person!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh Alma! What a beautiful post about a beautiful person! Hugs,

Kaye said...

I don't know this family, but who says you have to know them to pray for God's strength and healing power. I know for myself that God still answers prayer.

Joanne B. said...

crying, crying. Love you to pieces Alma, we all do. Writing my post for tomorrow.

Cindy Haffner said...

Hugs to You, Susie and her family.

Julie said...

What an amazing tribute to an amazing woman!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

sniff sniff...that was beautifully said Alma and so true!!! Now I need a tissue!!!

toners said...

Alma, what thoughtful and beautiful words!

Sara said...

Alma...I am in complete awe of all of you ladies! Thank you SO MUCH for all the support and understanding I know you have given Susan through all of this! It means a lot to her as well as the rest of our family!!!

You said the sweetest and most truthful things about Susan I could ever think possible! This was a PERFECT POST!!!

alittlelessuseless said...

GOrgeous post, what a lovely post. Susan is very lucky to have so many lovely people around her at this time! I am off to shop and donate! xxx

Vickie Z said...

Only know SusieQ through her blog and design teams but, I BELIEVE what you say just from on-line release chats. Have shopped!!

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