Friday, May 27, 2011

Pajamas for Kelly

A few weeks ago, Kelly was your everyday mommy blogger: a frugal, vegetarian, natural and green living, PhD student, living in Mississippi with her husband and almost two-year-old son, Simon. When her vision started blurring, Kelly thought she needed some more sleep and less time at the library staring at a computer screen.

As her vision worsened, however, Kelly underwent medical tests and found out she has a rare type of brain tumor sitting on her optic nerve. She will travel to Johns Hopkins next week for consultation and surgery. In the best case scenario, Kelly will be in the hospital for five days and recovering nearby for two weeks. If the surgery is less successful, Kelly will lose her eyesight. She would need to stay in Baltimore at least a month to go to rehab and learn to live as a blind woman.

I have never met Kelly.

She is a friend of a close friend of mine.

But Kelly could be me.

She is 29 years old and has a toddler. 

I can't even imagine what she is going through right now.

The Plan:  
A group of us want to help Kelly have the most comfortable hospital stay and recovery possible. We're asking if you would consider donating just $3 by clicking on the "donate" button. The money will be used to fulfill Kelly's wish of having some wonderful, new, comfy pajamas for her time in Baltimore. We're hoping to have enough to throw in a gift card to Trader Joe's, so her husband can buy some prepared foods for their family that fit with their dietary preferences.  Will you help by pitching in $3? We'll let you know on Monday how much has been raised!

Aside from the money we raise, there are several online businesses helping us out too.  Moxie Mandie and Twiggie Makes are both donating portions of their proceeds to help Kelly.

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