Cancer is something folks here in Northeastern Pennsylvania are familiar with. Maybe it's our diet. Maybe it's our lifestyle. Maybe it's a consequence of living amidst Anthracite coal mines. Everybody here knows somebody who has died of cancer. Maybe several somebodies. I do.
I cannot tell Leanne Weinshenker's story. I just learned her name as I copied it to paste it here. But Tiffany and Ashley have been following it. You can read it in her husband Daniel's blog here.
Or you can just read this:
Do more than just read that. Please. Go here and donate. Whatever you can. However much you can. As Tiffany says,
Going Around Again
As many of you may or may not know, my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma a year ago. She was also five months pregnant. We lost the baby, but we won Leanne's life. And while she was going through chemo, I needed to do something other than care for her and our 3-year old.
So I biked.
I think, along with our friends who encouraged me to do the ride in Leanne's honor, we raised somewhere around $35k. It was incredible.
This year, thankfully, Leanne's in remission.
But I have a new mission: To keep riding and to keep raising money, this time in honor of someone else. And so while I look for someone else going through what we went through last year, I'll be pedaling in preparation for a 100 mile 1-day ride through Moab, UT.
Help me and help give someone the life that Leanne was given.
sure, there are buttons there that ask you to donate certain amounts–the majority of them are FAR out of my budget–but there’s also a little button that says ‘other,’ and it allows you to enter in your own donation amount.
please don’t NOT donate because you think it’s stupid to give one dollar.
it’s not stupid. rather, it’s beautiful.
Do what you can. And please do me a favor? Pass this on. Post it on your blog. Send it to your friends. Mention the link in a comment on other blogs you visit.