A friend of mine has a 6 year old stepson, Ben who was diagnosed this year with advanced Neuroblastoma. The child’s bio-mom has been out of the picture since birth and his stepmom is the main breadwinner for the family. Over the last 6 months she has been working as an RN in a skilled nursing facility during the night and then taking care of Ben and his brother during the day rarely getting sleep. Two months of this time, Ben has been in the hospital getting chemo and radiation. Because his cancer impinges on a nerve in his back, Ben has a foot drop and uses a toy sword to help him walk. When I heard their story I knew that I needed to help so this month I have been raising money by auctioning off my recent Kaffe Fassett Design quilt (http://wp.me/p40mHN-4S). WE HAVE RAISED $2000 FOR THIS FAMILY SO FAR. Psyched and humbled by the generosity of my friends and family. I plan to draw a name from amongst the generous donations on Christmas Eve.
I think I like the simple back with stitching as much as the color crazy front. I can’t wait to deliver our special donation to Ben and his mom and the quilt to it’s new owner soon.