A dear friend of mine, Colleen, died on Friday after a fierce battle with liver cancer. This is not totally random, like John's illness—she had one of those awful auto-immune diseases that predisposes you to such. Bur she leaves two children, a 5-y-o daughter and a 2-y-o son. She was a big knitter, and was part of a group that sold stuff online called Tiny Lady Cooperative. Her friends in the knitting world are organizing an online auction to benefit her kids' college fund—it starts on October 28 [today!].
I didn't know Colleen, but I know the pain of loss to cancer. And I know how it feels to get help from the online community. After John died, many readers helped me out with donations of grocery and other gift cards to get me and the twins through those first awful months while we sorted through bureaucratic red tape and figured out how to navigate our lives without John. That support was invaluable to Maddie, Riley, and me.
I encourage you to check out the auction here. If you don't want to bid on anything, there is a place you can click just to make a donation.
Read more about Colleen here.
I hate cancer.