An Incredibly Moving Day (Part 3): Hometown Pride

So while I was at Mitzi’s stuffing my face with their awesome food on Sunday & celebrating their cookie drive proceeds, my hometown was holding a pancake brunch, silent auction/live auction & raffle for me.  About an hour after I got home (just before the auction began) my cousin, who is an area teacher, skyped me in so I could update them on my fundraising progress & thank them for holding this benefit.  I have to say what followed was nothing short of remarkable…. Continue reading

Why I Opted NOT To Crowdfund

While I had some free time I was exploring how best to start raising funds for my transplant. The reality is even if I’m not listed right away I will need to get some funds coming in.  I am a big fan of crowdfunding as a general rule. I’ve backed some interesting projects, games, & technologies on both Indiegogo & Kickstarter.  I’ve also helped fellow LAM sisters, classmates, volunteer friends, & other people from my community with donating to sites like GoFundMe or JustGiving as well for personal catastrophes & to pay down medical expenses or obtain services & equipment not covered by an insurance policy.  But here’s yet another reason why I started narrowing the focus of my blog to detail the unique challenges stemming from being unmarried…this was the first real eye-opener I had to in looking to see how to finance my transplant.

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