Friday, February 21, 2014

right next to hay!

So I confess, I dislike "fund raising" almost as much as I dislike throwing hay (and if you know me, you know I GREATLY dislike it!) The Brain Injury Association of NYS is having a walk to raise awareness and funds on behalf of all of those with brain injury!! I really wanted to go and support the cause but found myself on the schedule to work at the library that day.  It was easier to quickly dismiss it and stick to the original plan! I hate fund raising and figuring out a schedule and finding a sub was just too overwhelming to me. I admit, I was going to just "play it safe." Then, my phone rang.  A dear friend and fellow survivor quickly made me change my mind.  So, I took a few deep breaths and tried to form a plan to get to the walk! My wonderful hubby agreed to drive me there and walk with me. A gracious co worker just took my shift, so no switching was involved! And, now we have registered and the fund raising has begun.  I admit, it makes me rather uncomfortable but it is for a great cause and I am honored to be able to walk across a bridge over the Hudson River with fellow survivors who each have their own amazing story!  Most of them, like me, relearned how to walk again through many pain-staking hours of therapy and sheer determination!Of course, then there is my dear friend, A! She is amazing and a dear, dear kindred spirit.  She inspires me and pushes me out of my small comfort zone while still allowing me the freedom to live within my limits! Her book was just released, click here for her story or grab a copy of her book!
If you are able and interested in donating to the cause go to the BIANYS website click on donate and be sure to include our names in the form. We are "registered walkers." Thank a million for all the ongoing love and support!

In other news, please keep the nephew of my college roommate in your prayers, please! Ben, is 4 years old dealing with a large brain tumor that is said to be "very aggressive." He begins radiation and chemotherapy Monday! Please join thousands of others as we pray for a miracle!!! You can follow his journey on a website his amazing mother has created: Pray for Ben: a little boy waiting on a miracle. PS- Ben is always the one wearing blue since he is an identical twin, it is easy to recognize him!  Here I am,  decked out in blue to show support the day he had his brain surgery! I am so thankful I serve a God who is not bound by textbooks and statistics! Thanks for the prayers folks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa-
I am happy to donate and support such a worthy cause. I hope it helps you and many others. I am also praying for 4 year old Ben. What a heart breaking situation. It makes me all the more thankful for the blessings I have.