August 2011 – Lucy
This month we’re working with two of the sweetest sisters you’ll ever meet. Lucy was a healthy young woman until last fall, when she discovered that she had aplastic anemia, a very rare, life-threatening disease. A bone marrow transplant is Lucy’s best chance for survival, and her sister Tracy is a perfect match.
These two women and their family are sticking together and working through the toughest time of their young lives, so this month we want to join forces with them and provide six months of insurance payments for Lucy, for a total of $3,000. As a thank-you to our team, the family will be sending out special “Lucy” bracelets to anyone who gives $25 or more.
Where Your Money Goes
As you can imagine, Lucy has a ton of medical bills associated with her illness. And not only Lucy, but Tracy as well, who has spent all her money and vacation time to help battle through this with her sister. The good news right now is that Lucy still has insurance, but the premium is around $500 a month, and she really worries about making sure she can pay it going forward.
Retaining her insurance is a lifeline to saving all the money she can on medical bills in the future (even though it’s still going to be a lot), so we’d like to ease her mind by paying the next six months of premiums for her. If our team can come together to provide the $3,000 necessary to do that, it will take a huge burden off her mind, and help her focus on getting healthy again after surgery.
Why We’re Helping This Family
We were so incredibly touched by the bond that Lucy and Tracy share. Their love for each other has been evident in every interaction we’ve seen, and we want to do all we can to help them. The fact that Tracy is giving of her own life to save her sister’s is one of the most powerful stories we’ve seen since we’ve been doing Love Drop. We’re proud to be helping them this month.
In addition to the money, we’d also like to deliver 50 hand-written notes or letters of love and support for Lucy and the rest of the family during this time, so they can read her one each day during her recovery period. Please join us in doing this as well.
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