Wednesday, June 4, 2008

BRI - A CLICK FOR YOU







My CLICK FOR BRI --



Yellow --Color of Hope,Happiness, Enlightenment!


She had to undergo series of tests - blood tests, with all the anxiety waiting for reports in the hospital, her daughter running to different floors of the building to collect reports, at times to a different building, an Autologus BMT (bone marrow transplant), blood tranfusions on account of low platelets, a month plus of hospitalisation, bed rest for over month at home with recovery, as good cells took birth bringing her back to normal life, with her sheer will power, determination, GOD's blessing(read Miracle) and friends and strangers volunteering for her, my Mother-In-Law, a power-house in herself, is today a hale and hearty person leading a normal life and using her energies with great focus, as at 60, she does all the household chores, cooks, stitches, reads, has family get togethers, a cheerful and jovial lady, whom I admire the most!! She puts the youth to shame with her consistency and hardwork, lethargy is just not her cup of tea or coffee rather!!


Why did I come out with this, its for Briana, she is a fellow food blogger with blog FIGS WITH BRI. A lady who is still in her 30's and fighting this sickness.

Read complete details from fellow bloggers and organisers for this event, Jugalbandi here...

or copy paste this URL.

http://jugalbandi.info/2008/05/click-june-2008-a-special-edition/





Raffles are also being organised for donor amounts, the link at Jugalbandi will take you to the page where you can bid for your choice of gift. Food bloggers have contributed the lovely prizes.







In Jai and Bee's words -

"Bri needs to explore ALL treatment options, not just those her insurance is willing to cover. So we asked her for a number. How much would a year’s treatment cost in addition to insurance coverage? Could we help her raise that amount?

The answer was 12,000 U.S. dollars - that’s just for ONE YEAR. Four months of intensive chemo and surgery two years ago have given her a fair idea of what the monetary costs will be. Bri was concerned about putting out an appeal for such a large amount and wondered whether it was worthwhile to do so.

We need 500 people willing to support Bri with a contribution of at least 25 dollars. That would help cover Bri’s out-of-pocket treatment costs for the next 12 months. Would you like to be one of them?

This edition of CLICK is more than a photo event. It is a fundraiser for our dear Briana. She was 15 when she saw her mother die of breast cancer. Now, she’s waging her own war. "

Please find the details on how to donate at Jugalbandi link.

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IF YOU ARE IN INDIA: Arundathi will collect donations on behalf of the CLICK team. Please send her your donation before JUNE 15. DETAILS HERE. Also see How to donate with an international credit card.


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An appeal to readers and my dear friends from Mumbai, kindly be generous to donate and raise funds. The deadline is set for July 15th, 2008. (stands extended from June 30th, 2008)

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16 comments:

Arundathi said...

Thanks, Purnima - and my best wishes to your mother in law - she sounds like a lovely person.

Purnima said...

Aru, the thanks shd go to u and all volunteers, co-ordinating n putting in such great efforts, it wd b worth it for sure!

Asha said...

Great post for Bri!:)

ranji said...

lovely clcik for a lovely cause!!!

bee said...

thank you for your support, dear purnima, and glad to you know your MIl is healthy and hearty now.

Purnima said...

Asha --> I gave this post as I see hope for her, to make her more positive in her approach for the treatment.

Ranji --> As per me, the click denotes flow of hope in her life, the part which has set is hope has made home n there to bring her out of it!

Bee --> Sugeries, sufferings she has been through, but now through her perserverance towards a healthy life, she is amidst us, our pillar of support!
Thanks for organising such a nice event for Bri and truly feel proud of the fellow bloggers who have joined hands to make this fund raiser event a success- notably noble cause.

Uma said...

Nice click.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That was a nice post for BRI...

Meera said...

Nice post for Bri. Glad to know that your MIL is doing great now. Lovely click.

Purnima said...

Uma --> Tks!

Sukanya --> Its for her and people who are undergoing her kind of stress!

Meera --> God is great, after her years of struggle, surgeries, tests, chemo that failed, BMT, she is now much better and sometimes painful when she takes stairs,takes long walks, aching tooth cant b extracted etc..yet she is cheerful n motivates all of us!!

Maya said...

Great post for a great cause Purnima..Glad to hear your MIL is doing good now..

sireesha said...

Lovely click for noble cause.......

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

GREAT CLICK for a GREAT CAUSE Purnima....your MIL is an inspiring person. The post is a wonderful one...Cheers

Vanamala said...

Purnima

Lovely click .... nice one

Rachel said...

A lovely post...

Arundathi said...

I'm so so glad you tried out the Zatar, Purnima - you are probably the first person to try any of my recipes! lol! :) glad it turned out well! :-)