Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Looking Out For Lisa - 2 Months To Go!

It's been just over a month since I posted here about Looking Out For Lisa, sharing our efforts to raise funds for her cancer care.

I am so happy to report that just through contacting our online friends, we have raised $3410.00! We are looking into a couple of outside events in our towns to further support this drive, in order to complete our goal of $30,000. Alone, this feels like a mountain to move. But I know that by working together as a community, as a supportive and tremendously creative group of individuals, we can make this happen. I've seen this happen, and feel no reason to think it can't happen here.

Just as Lisa goes into another surgery this week, I would love to ask the question -

"Would you help a stranger?"

To what lengths would you go to support that person? I ask myself this question often, living outside of Boston, crossing paths with individuals needing housing, food, companionship. How far will we allow ourselves to reach out in kindness and love to someone we do not know?

Do you have $5, $10, $20 to support this effort? Do you have web space to refer visitors to this post? Do you have interest in blogging about it on your own?

What if we all carried each other through the tough times? Our health care will never be what we need it to be - or at least I don't see a perfect health care system in my near future. Can we carry each other through to the other side of well-being and financial grounding? I believe we can. And it really only takes a few bucks.

If you are able to participate, please click on the Looking Out For Lisa ChipIn above. If you need button html, please email me.

Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration! Let's see how far we get this month!


goldenbird said...

How is Lisa doing? I hope her surgery goes well this week. I agree, it doesn't look like we are going to the health care we need in this country, but hopefully we will soon take a big step in the right direction.

Jill said...

Thanks, Stacy. I will let you know. I can only keep my fingers crossed about both situations!

Linda said...

I wish Lisa all the best with her surgery this week, blessings and light to you Jill and to Lisa...

Dogwood said...

Jill~I am sure it is so hard for you to watch Lisa go through this
difficult time in her life. My sweet granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 11. She completed her two years of chemo and now at age 16 she is fine.

Please keep us posted on her journey. Love and hugs, Dogwood

Jill said...

Thank you all for your comments, support and lovely thoughts. It really helps to have friends backing me up through this difficult time.