Sunday, May 16, 2010

Help my friend: Updated

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Update: Brandy was admitted to a different hospital this week and had the tumor removed. It ended up being the size of a BASKETBALL. She's now calling herself "Franken-Belly."  She will know the results of what the heck "Spike" the tumor is by the end of this week. She is home now with her family. Thanks so much to everyone who has ordered Mary Kay from me to help or sent money in for Brandy. Please continue to pass on the link this post. Also, an online auction to benefit Brandy is being organized and I will link to that when it's up and ready. If you'd like to donate something for the auction let me know or contact Shan at Last Shreds of Sanity.

I am trying to help a friend in need. Brandy is her name- aka "Not So Average Mama"- and I know her personally. She has been having some major health issues this past year. This weekend she found out that she may have ovarian cancer. She has a mass the size of a VOLLEYBALL attached to her ovary.

You can read about it here: http://notsoaveragemama.com/2010/05/15/a-quick-update-and-an-answer/
and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/notsoaveragemama/4613737941/

Brandy's husband owns his own business and they don't have health insurance. So far they have done fine paying out of pocket for all the tests and dr. appt. But now it will be too much. I want to help her. She is a mom of 3 little girls, super talented graphic design artist as well as tattoo artist. She actually designed my blog. You can check out her work at Stitchblade Designs.  Anyway, to help I am hosting an online Mary Kay party. Any proceeds-- 100% -- from orders placed thru me via email or website (put BRANDY in the comments) from now thru the end of May will go directly to Brandy. All I ask is that you either take a look at my website or at least share this post with friends. The more we get the word out the better chance we have of helping. Interestingly enough, you can help doubly if you purchase one of the limited edition lipsticks they have. $1 per tube will be donated to the Mary Kay Ash foundation which helps fight domestic violence as well as fund research on cancers that affect women.

Please take a moment to see if you can help whether financially or just by getting the word out. This is not a customer phishing scam. I will not use your information to contact you again unless you opt in for contact. Again: Any proceeds-- 100% -- from orders placed thru me via email or website (put BRANDY in the comments) from now thru the end of May will go directly to Brandy. All I ask is that you either take a look at my website or at least share this post with friends.

Thank you so much.