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.
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. "
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)