My friend Paula's 18 year old grandson Andrew was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia this summer. You can read articles about Andrew in the Sandusky Register and the Norwalk Reflector.
As you know with any diagnosis of cancer comes extraordinary medical expenses. To help with these expenses, the family is having a benefit dinner for Andrew tomorrow to help raise some money. They are having raffles and prizes at the dinner.
As soon as I found out about the benefit dinner, I wanted to help out by donating a prize. My friend is a stamper just like me and she has other friends who are stampers so I knew that handmade cards would be a great donation. With such short notice, I knew that my sister and I could not make enough cards to fill a basket so I decided to post on Splitcoaststampers and also to email as many other stampers as I could asking for donations. The response was more than I had ever hoped.
To date, I have received around 300 cards and even some stamping supplies. My sister and I have given my friend 4 baskets of 60 cards each and 1 basket with approximately $100 in stamping supplies. We will be putting together another card basket tonight to donate.
My sister and I have taken pictures of all the donated cards so over the next few weeks, I will be posting the cards so that everyone can see.
A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone who donated cards for the benefit!