Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Love Flash Mob: Helping the Jernigans

My sweet friend Janel has been battling Melanoma for 3 years.  Janel and I built a friendship years ago through our infertility connection, and have stayed close over the past five years as we watch our boys grow.  She is one of the kindest, most thoughtful people I have ever been lucky enough to know.  While fighting her own difficult fight she continually stayed in contact with me over mine.  Sending love and support through cards, emails, text messages.  Just continually letting me know I am loved.  I am supported.  I am thought of often and held in her heart.

Janel is loved and supported and thought of often too.  Our little community of infertility bloggers has attempted to rally around her as she fights again and again with the beast of cancer. She is loved extravagantly by her husband and kindergartener son.  She is loved by her community.  She has everything to fight for and will continue to warrior on.

But as most of us know, these battles are not easy.  And they are not cheap.  Today you have the chance to lighten that load for my dear friend.

We can't take the cancer away.  We can help her family pay the bills that continue to mount as new cancers and new effects of chemotherapy make themselves known.  And as a community we can reach out and ask our friend and family to consider doing the same.

Our hope is to set the debt account to zero so she and her family can begin the next fight to recover from these surgeries and strengthen her immune system to fight off cancer's next punch.  We cannot do it alone, so we are asking for your help.  Every little bit counts, and adds up to make huge changes in the life of this amazing family.

Today’s the day to show her that LOVE wins. Shine light today. Be a part of the extraordinary.

Our goal is $20,000 by the end of today…one donation at a time. 

Maximum donation $25. 

Every donation is important. Every amount will help shine light. The link:

You can see Janel tell her own story in this video:

And read about her ongoing fight on the facebook page dedicated to keeping her friends and family updated.

And once again, the link to donate:


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