Sunday, August 9, 2009

Auction for Kori - slightly extended

When I started this blog, I never thought I would make some of the connections I have made so far. One of the women I have become close to through this blog is named Kori.

Kori had had to set her blog to private for reasons I won't go into here, but she is dealing with a lot of stuff right now that no one should have to deal with. Kori's husband is named Richard and Richard has cystic fibrosis. He is also in the last stages of colon cancer, which is spreading through his body as we speak, attacking many of his organs and making his pain almost unbearable.

Kori's life right now is full of wills, funeral planning, and watching her best friend die in front of her eyes. She is also dealing with some crushing financial burdens due to hospice and hospital stays and an upcoming funeral as well as helping her two sons deal with the loss of their father. One of her other online friends, Shannon from the Nut House, is hosting an online auction on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12, and I was blessed to be asked to contribute some items for this auction. 100% of the proceeds will go to Kori and her family to help defer some of the costs she is dealing with...and as a way that some of us that are far away and can't be there to physically support her in person can help her.

If this is something you can do, I would encourage you to go to Shannon's blog on Tuesday and participate in the auction. I will be contributing a messenger bag and a custom designed purse, but there will be many items up for auction.


John Deere Mom said...

Can't wait to check out Shannon's auction. What a great idea she has had! AND I LOVE that bag! :)

Melissa B. said...

I'll tune in tomorrow...thanks so much for letting us know!