Thursday, August 27, 2015

We need your help

We need your help.

Our dear friend Bozena (friend and fellow design team member at Happy Little Stampers), needs our help in saving her brother’s life.

Her brother, Christopher (46) has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He has gone through two courses of chemotherapy and is not strong enough to continue with more treatments.

The only option for him now is to try alternative medical treatments, which are available in Germany, but have a very high financial cost ($220,000 Euros --- approximately $246,000 US).

We have been blessed with many friends made through this wonderful craft of card making. And we know that crafters are very generous of heart.

We ask that you help Christopher fund his medical treatments.  An account has been set up for donations and you can get all the information on Bozena's blog.  Click on the donation box in the right hand column at the top (you'll see a picture of Christopher there). Please consider donating to help save Christopher’s life. Any amount … even a few dollars, when donated by many, grows quickly.

Whether you are able to help financially or not, please consider adding Christopher to your prayers.

Thank you so much.

Another way to support Christopher.

Our crafting community is known for pulling together in support of those in need. If you have time, a positive message card would be greatly appreciated to boost Christopher’s spirits. Thanks to Marti for this wonderful suggestion.

Cards may be send to:

Christopher Szendzielorz
ul. Piwarskiego 3/80
00-770 Warsaw


Unknown said...

Loll, Will you keep us posted on how donations are coming along? Also, will people be sending him cards now and then? Marti

Unknown said...

I put this on my Pinterest site.

Loll said...

Hi Marti. The fund raising for Christopher's treatments has just started. Nothing has been set up about sending cards yet, but thank you for the wonderful suggestion. More to follow on that! xx

Loll said...

Thanks so much for getting the word out, Marti!! xx

Lee-Anne said...

Donated on Kiley's site earlier, Loll and shared on Pinterest.

BożenA said...

I can not express the my gratitude in words. Your help has caused that I sit and cry with happiness. I did not know how we you collect money for treatment of Christopher, but now I have no doubt that he will continue to live, because the money will come. I have you all in my prayers. I serve those in need.

JJ said...

Have donated Loll, sorry it could not be more, hope he gets good news.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Loll said...

Hi Jacquie. Every bit helps. Even the smallest donations will make a difference. Thanks for your kindness. xx

Kylie said...

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! What amazing people this crafting community has. I never doubted it, though. Thank you to Marti for the card drive idea!

Paula said...

Loll... just thought you might want to know your Pinterest post is linked to your blog's HOME page, not the individual post about Christopher. Once you post more things on your blog, Christopher's post will move down and in a few days will even move to the next page of your blog. That will make it harder for people to find it and therefore the PayPal Donate button as well.

To pin it to the individual post, just click on the blog post's TITLE... in this case the "We Need Your Help". That will put the post on it's individual page with it's unique URL address. Just pin the photo from that page and then everyone can get straight to the Donate button directly from Pinterest no matter where it ends up on your blog. Does that make sense? Hope so. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for mentioning my name. I donated as well. I do hope there is a card drive. We all know how encouraging and joy bringing cards can be.

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you so much for letting us know about Christopher's struggle, Loll...I'm off to PayPal, and I will definitely send a card and keep him in my prayers.

Loll said...

Thanks for letting me know Paula. I thought I had pinned the actual post (I do it all the time), but in my rush to get this out quickly, I made an error. Appreciate you letting me know and I have fixed it now to it goes to the post with the information. Thanks again! xx

BożenA said...

Once again, thank you very much for all your help. Christopher was already in Germany for weeks of treatment and feels much better. All activities of Dr. Vorreiter very strengthened Christopher. My brother is confident that he could conquer the disease. Certainly your support gives him faith and strength. Have already begun to reach out to Christopher first card and is sincerely touched by your support, your prayers and good words strengthen his belief in recovery. Thank you very much.