This beautiful little girl's name is Donna. Donna won't get valentines from her classmates today. She won't get to indulge in a chocolate heart or hug her mom, dad and brother.
Smart and courteous Donna was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and fought for 31 months before she passed away at age 4.
Her mom is a fellow writer that goes by Mary Tyler Mom. I shared her heartbreaking detailed account of her Donna's brave and awful fight with cancer. Although she has finished writing her story, she is living every day without Donna.
Today is Valentine's Day and we are celebrating love, but we also need to fight so other parents' don't have to experience the tragic horror that Mary Tyler Mom did.
Mary Tyler Mom started Donna's Good Things to provide opportunities to other kids facing adversity. Donna's Good Things and St. Baldricks are teaming up to raise money to conquer kids' cancer.
How can you help Conquer Kids’ Cancer?
1. Donate Now to fund lifesaving research
2. Sign up as a Shavee or Volunteer at an Event Near You. (Once you find an event, click on the blue box that says ‘participate at this event’. If you want to join the Donna’s Good Things team, when prompted say you want to join an existing team, and filter for “Donna” at other events)
3. Can’t find an event near you? Organize your own event. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will coach you every step of the way. In particular, they are looking for new events in Maine, Mississippi, Alabama and Utah.
4. Have questions about getting involved? Visit www.StBaldricks.org or contact Heather@StBaldricks.org.
Here is a link to Mary Tyler Mom's Team Page. Please consider donating even a small amount will help these precious children.
On a VERY HAPPY NOTE, an anonymous donor has offered a matching challenge. This is VERY IMPORTANT, as stats show that matching fundraisers are way more effective. The skinny is that our donor will match every dollar donated up to $2K from February 14-February 18.
Today instead of a flowers, candy or chocolate, consider giving here.
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Since Donna has touched so many hearts, please link up your posts here so we can see them all in one place.