Everyday we are bombarded with needs. Some of them are in the news and happening 5,000 miles away, some are happening on our own street corners and my social media feeds are just full of them. The question on my heart is always “how can I help?” I often will pause and pray for what I see, but I also know that we are supposed to help other people with the blessings and abundance that we often take for granted. But how do we know where to help? who needs our help the most? what do we give and how do we do it? It can be overwhelming.
I don’t have the answers to all of these questions, but I do believe that sometimes we are more touched and compelled to action. Recently, my own compassion was stirred when I heard about a young mom, here is her story:
“On November 16, Stephanie received the phone call that all women dread. Her biopsy had come back as cancer. Further tests show that the cancer had spread down to her left hip and in the bones across her back.
Stephanie is no longer able to work, due to the medicines she is on. Her husband can only work part-time because he is also going to school, so Stephanie’s income was important to her family.
Stephanie has been married to her husband, William, for 2 years, and they have an almost 2 year old son Wyatt. Stephanie also has two children from her previous marriage, daughter Jamie is 8 and son Mason is 4.
Stephanie’s medical bills are mostly paid via state assistance, but there are other things, such as prescriptions and co-pays that are not covered. She also has rent, utilities, food and fuel to worry about. She has applied for Social Security and DIsability, but anyone who has been there, knows they take months and months to approve and start paying.
Anything you can give will help, Every dollar counts”
I believe that we can help her, in a small way, by having a “Blocktion” for her. I’ve got several volunteers lined up to help create granny blocks and we will be auctioning each block , and then the finished blanket. Please help us spread the word about raising money for Steph and her family. Just imagine how much it will mean to all of them to know that so many people really care about what happens to them and really want to help.
If you would like to see how the community here in Madlandia is supporting Steph, please visit the Blocktion 704 page. Thank you. If you would like to donate to Stephanie directly, please visit her fundraising page.
This is a sample block that we will be using for this project, to see the progress of donations, please visit the Blocktion 704 page. For every $10 donated, another block will be made and added to the blanket. When the blanket is done, we’ll be auctioning it at the starting price of just $1 per square!! Please help spread the word and visit regularly to see how our project for Steph is going. Thank YOU so much for being here, for spreading the word and for your donations.