Once again this isn’t a post I would want to write on a crafty blog but I feel like there is nowhere else to turn. An friend of mine was diagnosed with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer this week. She has 3 young children and this comes as a total shock to her and her family. I met her through volunteering and she often volunteers with me at church in the department that I coordinate. She has always given all she had to everyone else. Her kids and the community and not that anyone ever deserves cancer, but I can’t think of anyone who deserves this less. She went in for cysts and went out with a complete hysterectomy and a cancer diagnosis. I can’t imagine the shock she is going through both physically and mentally. In the interst of her privacy, Iwill only say her name is Emily. I know that I can’t solve her problems, cure her cancer or even provide the needs that she has. But, I feel the need to contribute to whatever I can do for her or the family. I feel so inadequate in offering support. I feel guilt over being healthy and planning a vacation. It hurts to know that this is something I can’t even begin to fix for her.
The teal ribbon is the awareness sign for ovarian cancer so I will wear that here to support her. In the coming weeks I will be doing my best to organize a benefit or Emily and her family. My gift is in creativity and I know that you all, my blogger friends, have that same gift. If you have a small craft donation that you can donate, I will be setting up an Etsy shop and a silent auction at church to strictly to benefit Emily and give whatever financial ease that we can provide for her during this time. My heart breaks that she will be on bedrest and then will start chemo with 3 little ones who she can’t cook dinner for or tuck into bed. Leave me a comment if you can help and I will get you all of the details via email. If you are praying person, keep Emily and her family in your prayers. Wear the teal ribbon on your blog for a day to spread awareness of those battling cancer.