I have known Betty for almost 2 years as online friends and she was a total dear helping me get the challenge blog set up and going. She also started her own line of stamps since then and we have gotten to know her as Simply Betty Stamps.
Well, this week, Betty got the worst news a mother could get, her son has stage 1 throat cancer. He is expected to be able to receive treatment and recover, but that will be very costly. Betty has several children, all the way down to little Jude, so this is going to be a financial strain on their family as well as take an emotional toll. She is bravely not asking for any help, but I know any donations or purchases from her shop will go a long way to help get the treatments started and the copays covered.
Here is part of Betty's story in her own words.
My son needs an operation that will help him get well and be the class clown, kind hearted, silly kid he is... Now there's a problem! We can't just fix it when we fix it and let it sit. He will be going through testing for a week, as he has expressed his "bones" hurting as well. Doctors would like us to move quickly on the operation to prevent any further stages or other unpleasant issues. We live 1 1/2 hours away from the hospital, and you can imagine I do not want to be far from my son. I am not asking for a hand out, or pan handling is that the word? I am willing to offer my products at discounted rates in the hope that it will bring in what is going to be needed in the next week or two while we go through the motions. There are always extra medical bills as the insurance doesn't cover anyone 100%, we have a co-pay but have no idea where to pull it from, we don't have a magic top hat :(. I am not asking again, for a hand me down, just asking that if you ever wanted a Simply Betty Stamp, your purchase would be a blessing at this moment.So if you are in the mood to help, I am sure she would appreciate a donation to simplybstamps (at) yahoo.com or for you to go shopping at her store to get some really cute stamps. If nothing else, please send them some cyber hugs and well wishes!!!
Here's many healing wishes to Christian and much love to Betty as she handles this bad news and moves toward helping her son recover.