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.
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
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.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
now, we're in the process of soliciting and accepting donations of
items we can use to create some of the most spectacular "gift baskets"
ever. (The quotes are because there will likely not be any baskets used,
but that phrase gives you an idea of what we're aiming for.) As items
are received, we'll post here so you can see what kinds of goodies will
be available for you to win starting November 25th. To purchase a raffle
"ticket", donate $5 at GiveForward.com And here's the link to the blog that has all the great items that are going to be raffled! There's literally pages of items so far, so be sure and check them all out.