You hear me talk a lot about my sisters on this blog and many are surprised when I mention I have an older brother. Well I do. And he is a great one. Brett loves chocolate and Star Wars, cooking and laughing at Kara’s jokes. He loves his family more than anything and has raised 3 of my favorite people on the planet.
Brett was diagnosed with MS about 4 years ago. His body is dealing with the disease as best as it can. It is rough because when you have MS you really don’t know how it will affect you. Every day you deal with what you are given and how your body will function on that day. I suspect one of the hardest parts to handle is your mind which is forced to think about the uncertainty of a future under the shadow of a potentially debilitating disease. There is no cure for MS. At least not yet.
My bro in the Cobblestone I knit for him.
My family and I are participating in the local MS Walk a week from Saturday and I am humbly asking for your support to a really great cause…and an opportunity to win a awesome prize in the process. All money donated is used to find a cure and support families who live with the devastating effects of the disease. Obviously this is a no pressure situation. We all have a lot of good causes to support and our own personal financial situations to deal with. I will still love everyone who comes to my blog whether you donate or not–although I think we all know who I will love more. kidding 🙂
$5, $20…any dollars helps. So this is what I am going to do. If you are kind enough to donate (and you can do so here)–any amount, no matter the size–please let me know either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in the comments of this post by Thursday, April 22 at midnight (MST) and I will enter you into a drawing for a super fun prize package. I will cater the prize to your interests so knitters, sewists, and non-crafty types are all covered and I promise you will love it. This is not a bribe, merely something I want to do to thank those who are able to help a sister (and her brother) out.
Final plea: If the chance at winning a super awesome package or just simple altruistic giving doesn’t do it for you then maybe you will be motivated to help me earn bragging rights in my family? I would LOVE to be the one that earned the most (and actually reached her fundraising goal.) And let’s be honest, really I just want to beat Kara. 🙂
So please donate. If you can. Thanks.