Friday, May 30, 2008

Un post particolarmente speciale

This morning I received an email from Bee and Jai, which is always a pleasure. But this time, their message was quite different from usual. They were letting me know about a special initiative that they are launching for a special food blogger, Briana Brownlow from Figs With Bri. Briana is fighting Stage IV cancer, which came back two years after she had a mastectomy, chemoterapy. During these two years she was in relatively good health, which allowed her to start writing her wonderful blog. You can read more about her story here.
Briana is now going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills. So, a few food bloggers including Bee and Jai have launched a fund raising initiative in her favor. The goal is to raise $12,000, which would cover about one year of treatments. If you want to contribute, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site. There’s even a raffle with exciting prizes on offer.
This fund raising is linked to next month's Click event, themed on 'yellow', which is the color of hope and of the fight against cancer. This edition of the photo contest also has some prizes. Details here
I personally think this initiative shows once again how wonderful the blogger community is. I was really touched by it, and by reading Bri's blog and feeling her strength through her words. Bri, my best wishes and prayers go to you and your family.

1 comment:

bee said...

thank ypu, dear marta, for your support and generosity.