the power of the internet

pink and white rose

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your supportive comments and emails in response to yesterday’s post. They mean more than I can say. For those in a similar situation, thank you for sharing your experiences.

I’m asking for your support again, this time for someone whom I’ve never met, except through her blog. She is facing down a horrible, debilitating disease, and has shown such courage, honesty and wit in the process. If you are already reading the blog Have Some Decorum, the brilliant writer Ellie and her battle with ALS will be familiar to you. At this point, the care that Ellie requires just to keep living is very, very expensive. Her friend has set up a Go Fund Me page where you can donate to help her and her family cover some of these costs. If you have a blog or can otherwise help spread the word, I hope you’ll do so. Contessa at The Vintage Contessa is also auctioning off some gorgeous vintage items to raise funds for Ellie. It’s always so amazing and heartening to see the blogosphere pull together to help someone in need. It really is one of the miracles of technology.

Again, thank you all.

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7 Comments

  1. April 17, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    I was grumpy this week because of how society is right now. Your post shows me to concentrate on the good. I will go fund plus I have two Twitter feeds to share this on. Love will save the day.

  2. April 17, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    I linked up the pages for Ellie on my blog this week too…

  3. FF
    April 17, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    I think about Ellie and her journey a lot.

    Best wishes for the new phase in your family’s life, I hope it all works out for you guys xxxxx

  4. April 18, 2016 / 4:33 am

    I’m so happy that you’re linking to Ellie; she’s a great reminder to us all to seize the day and be grateful for everything we have…
    hugs,
    Janice

  5. iolacontessa
    April 18, 2016 / 7:28 am

    THANK YOU for HELPING To spread the ELLIE NEWS……………….
    I have a bid for $500.00 for the CHANEL BAG.IF others would like to bid or see MORE photos just pop on over to THE VINTAGE CONTESSA.NET.I would be happy to hear from YOU.I will be ending the bidding this week………….SHE IS A FORCE that is for CERTAIN!
    WE are ALSO searching for a new home for HER very LARGE DOG…….TEDDY!DO you know of anyone in FRANCE who could give a WONDERFUL LOVING HOME to this DOG?IF you do or want more info head to LOST IN ARLES blog IMMEDIATELY!!
    THANK YOU SUSAN…………SO VERY MUCH!
    XX

    • Beverly Charleston
      April 19, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Hello… I have been following Ellie’s blog. Purchased items from her on-line store – which I will cherish. Thank you so much for what you are doing to help. I love Ellie.
      Xxx
      Beverly

  6. April 18, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Thanks for the spreading the word about this incredible woman! I’ve donated and I hope others will also. I also purchased her Tahnksgiving cookbook. Another way to support her.

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