Monday, March 31, 2008

Not so funny

I have a post about my kitchen all ready to go, but it will have to wait. My internet friend Emily of Not That You Asked has put out a call to ask for help for a friend of hers, also named Emily:

Emily is the 16-month-old daughter of Brian and Katie. About two weeks ago, they learned that she has a baseball-sized tumor in her brain. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, they were visiting Savannah, Georgia at the time. Unfortunately because their home and family are in DC, fortunately because they feel Savannah is where Emily will receive the best care.

Emily has already endured one surgery in which 50-70 percent of the tumor was successfully removed, but she is not done yet. The cancer has spread to her spine. There may be more surgery; there will definitely be chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Brian has taken an unpaid leave of absence from his job as a public school teacher, and Brian and Katie have rented an apartment in Savannah. So now their cost of living has increased by at least one rent payment while their income has decreased to zero.

This brings us back to my friend Emily, the one with the blog. Emily is feeling frantic in her desperation to help her friends survive this horrible ordeal, and has set up a PayPal account for anyone who feels called to donate. She also asked all of her internet friends and acquaintances to link to her post about little Emily, so here we are.

Please, if you can, help.

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