My Last Fundraising Post for Lauren
If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I have been in overdrive, trying to raise money for a very brave little girl battling cancer – and one who lost her daddy in an automobile accident in 2007.
I set my St. Baldrick’s fund raising goal $1,000 higher than last time (this year is $3,000) and I am not even at one-third. Perhaps it’s the economy. That’s my problem, so this is not whiny post. I am eternally grateful to those who have contributed; among the donors are one family whom I know is in very tight financial straights and one girl who is unemployed. Dozens of people have re-tweeted or written about my quest.
But this is SO not about me.
I will leave you with this quote from Lauren’s Care Pages site. It’s a painful chronology of a little girl who has been in and out of hospitals for the past five years, but I found this extremely poignant:
Last night the school was supposed to have a Daddy Daughter dance..Lauren refused to go if she couldn’t go with daddy.”
A child. With cancer. Without her daddy.