Friday, November 25, 2011

Fundraiser and Raffle - You Could Win

Several years ago, I made the acquaintance of author Sandi Rog. Sandi is now in a fight for her life, and we want to help her - but we need your help too. As Alison Strobel Morrow put it:

Imagine you're a mom of four, living with MS, still readjusting to life in the states after years spent abroad, and finally seeing a dream come true. The book you've researched for years and poured your soul into is finally, today, being released into the world. After all the struggles of moving, of helping children acclimate, of learning a new city, of juggling motherhood and family and writing, you get to celebrate the realization of a dream.

And on that same day, your doctor tells you to come in right away--you you have stage 4 T-cell lymphoma, possibly caused by the medication you've been taking for MS.

This is what happened to Sandi Rog on November 1, 2010. For the last year, Sandi has endured chemo, radiation, and a bone marrow transplant, with the hope of destroying this aggressive cancer. And then, just a few weeks before the release of her second book, new tumors were discovered near her spine that show the cancer has not succumbed the way we had all hoped.

So now, in the face of the holiday season, the Rog family finds themselves settling in for another year of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual battle as Sandi faces more treatments--one of which holds much promise but is not covered by insurance. As you can imagine, the financial cost of fighting cancer can be overwhelming, and that's why we're hosting this fundraiser.

The fundraiser raffle begins today. You can read about the fundraiser at the website, and read this post to see how the raffle works.

Then, check this blog often to "bid" (comment) on the numerous packages being offered. Here's a list of packages you could win. There are books, gifts, games, services, and much more! So please pop over and participate. And please, help spread the word about the raffle and fundraiser - post information on your own blogs and websites, Facebook, Twitter, and tell your friends and family.

Amy Barkman, Debbie Roome, and I put together a fun Game Basket, so be sure to check it out! It's perfect for a family game night or that unexpected Snow Day. And we'll try to get it shipped to the winner in time for Christmas.

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