Monday, August 26, 2013
Day 13: #303030 Fundraiser for Anita for Extreme (Back) Medical Situation
A while ago I started a new thing: 30 Days. 30 Causes. 30 Dollars. Today I have chosen someone who has come to my attention through a networking group.
Anita needs help because she has an extreme medical condition in regard to her back (Click here for the campaign). There are only a few places that can help her, one of which is in California. She will be going there with someone, and the cost won't be cheap. Having had some of my own back issues and discomfort, I can only begin to imagine what she might be facing, since she has spent most of the last year in bed.
I sent my $1 a few days ago, but this is the first opportunity I have had to share it with you. I hope you will consider helping her out.
If you don't know me, you may not know that I am really in no position to be spending my money on others. I am running out myself after having dealt with cancer since last May. I began this #303030 as a way of living into the idea that each and every $1 matters. I have often said it, but up until this past year, I was not likely to be one to help another, even with a $1. It wasn't that I didn't want to, but often I would be concerned how I would look (cheap?), or think that somehow the recipient might think that it didn't mean anything, or I would intend to do it later, which never came.
I decided to change that. I had to change it. So often I will see those in great need echo my words. They, too, know the value of the little things adding up. It is those who have never had that great need who would likely question the value of what would seem a minor contribution.
It really does mean something to someone who really is struggling. I guarantee it. Not sure if they are legit, or not? It is a valid question. At the same time, if it is "only" $1 to you, then does it really matter if they're not?
In this case, people that I know and respect have validated Anita's situation so if that helps you to make the choice to help, great.
I keep telling people to feel free to reference me if they are looking to raise funds. I really don't mind. Part of my reason for doing this is to show people that if I can do it, they can, too. Even if it was one person, $1, over 12 months, it is making a difference in 12 people's lives in ways you could only possibly imagine.
I really do wonder in the super-sized world we live in if we think small enough often enough.
Want to take my idea a step further? Share this concept with others. Imagine what an incredible difference it would make in the world if one day each and every person took a dollar and gave it to someone in need. The thought, quite frankly, blows my mind. In the best possible way of course. I wonder if there would be some way to start that movement. Anyone got any ideas?
Even if not, the $1 you contribute still does matter.
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