Thursday, June 30, 2011

A worthy cause

I know that there are tons and tons of worthy causes out there, and I wish I could contribute to all of them, but I'm just not that rich. However, when I came across this family's story yesterday, I felt compelled to donate their cause. 

This is the Grimshaw family and Rob has stage four cancer. It's an extremely rare cancer called epitheliod sarcoma and Rob is one of only eight people diagnosed with this cancer in the past 15 years. Because of this, there is very little research available and treatments are all experimental. Unfortunfately, since the treatment is experimental insurance won't cover the cost of the treatment. This is Rob's only chance of survival and he will die without this treatment.

Here is a picture of Rob's arm. The tumors are breaking through the skin, causing sores. I can't imagine how much pain Rob must be in.
I don't know the Grimshaw family at all, but I do know a worthy cause when I see it, so that's why I thought I'd mention it on my blog. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer when I was 14. I know what it's like to grow up missing a father, but I was blessed enough to at least have my dad until I was 14. The little girls in this family are only 8 and 2, so they need their dad.

I know that it's hard to part with your money, especially with the economy the way it is, but if you have a few extra dollars to spare, I know this family could really benefit from your generosity. Click here to donate (there is a donate button on the right side of the page) and to find out more. (And if you need further incentive to donate, there is a giveaway with a prize valued at $400 that you can enter if you donate. Click eighteen25 blog for more details.)


jamie @ kreyv said...

Thanks so much for posting this, Heather. I just can't imagine going through something like that. I don't know them either, but I just get so sad every time I think about them.

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