8.13.2008

Computer for Lora

One of the too many blogs I follow is 5 Minutes for Mom. They're currently doing a giveaway of an HP computer to a family in extraordinary circumstances. To nominate you need to post, so here I am.

For several months now I've been following the Caring Bridge site for Lora. She was diagnosed with CNS Lymphoma when she was pregnant with her 3rd child. They had to make a choice who would live -- her or the baby. And they chose both. She did her cancer treatment in reverse order, so they baby could grow a little longer. Ruth was born in April, and is doing remarkably well. Lora has been undergoing chemo since. She is currently in the process of getting a bone marrow transplant.

Here's why I think she could use this laptop: Her Caring Bridge site reads like a devotional. Her story is amazing from page one. Once the bone marrow transplant gets underway, her husband will take the children back home to Duluth, MN and she and her mom will stay in Rochester, MN for a month while she recovers. Having this laptop would be a really great way for her to stay connected with everyone.

I've never actually met Lora -- she's a friend of a friend. But the insight and perspective I have gained from reading her site, I could never pay her back for. She's an inspiration to me in so many ways, and I would LOVE to see her get this laptop. I want to see her continue the blogging, because more people need to see her story.

** Would you consider clicking here and seconding the nomination in the comments section (mine is link #3)? Just post a comment at the bottom, and if you know Lora and Ryan add in why you think they should get it. I'm not sure how they will choose -- I'm sure it will be a tough decision -- but any extra votes certainly couldn't hurt.

6 comments:

The Broken Man said...

She sounds amazing. What a brave thing to do, and I'm glad her little girl is ok.

The Broken Man

Mac Family 4 said...

Ok, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right but I went to the link and now I'm leaving a comment to second the nomination.

Debateur said...

Wow what a moving story and you are so special for nominating her.

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Amazing, seriously. I will definitely help!

sukesgirl said...

Wow, yeah I agree a laptop would really help them a lot!

Bethany said...

I linked over from 5 Minutes from Mom ... I just have to say I love your blog design! :)