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A Letter to my Instructables Family

Dear instructables family,

I come to you today to ask for your loving support because the Positive "sunshine" you know here, is hurting for my sister, her son and my family. It takes a huge blow to knock me down to the point that I am discouraged but the past few months my family has endured tragedies that have been difficult to bare and to openly share. My nephew has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant for five years and has recently been accepted into the donor transplant program and one of the requirements is to set up a funding program to cover medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. Although we do not have a huge family and friend support group, we have managed to raise 65% of the modest $5000.00 that is needed for his transplant. We are nearing the end of our fundraiser and although it is very difficult for me to ask for help. I am humbled at this point and ask for your loving support.

We have always been a hard working self sufficient family and have never had to ask for help from people outside our immediate family until now . . . Your support would bring a great relief to my sister who is 75 years old and about to collapse under the pressure of all the responsibilities of taking care of her youngest child who is 50. We are grateful for your consideration and support ~ I love my dear instructables family and all of the love you have shown me over the years.
sunshiine~

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Hang in there, my Foodie friend.We Will be thinking of this ill family member.

Take care & my thoughts are with you.

Goodluck my friend

sunshiine (author)  firefightermeyer10 months ago
Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing us well. Be healthy, safe and happy~
sunshiine~

Hello sunshiine,

I hope all is going well for your nephew and wish you and your family the best. My dad was in dialysis for the last 5 years of his life, so this picture is all too familiar. It's good that your funding campaign was successful. At least it's one less thing to worry about.

Take care, and keep smiling. :)

sunshiine (author)  ThisIsMyNameOK1 year ago
Hello THISISMYNAMEOK,
I am so sorry you lost your dad. It is good that he had you there to support him. It will be those special memories that you hold in your heart, that will always be a comfort when you miss him.

Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to me right now. Yes, it is certainly one less thing to worry about right now.

I will do my best to keep this post updated when he has his surgery. Thanks again and I wish the best for you and your family~ sunshiine~
tinaciousz1 year ago

It takes courage to write something like this and courage is exactly what your family needs right now. Thank you for sharing.

sunshiine (author)  tinaciousz1 year ago

Hello tinaciousz,

I wanted to stop by and tell you that our fundraiser will end in a few hours and we received some donations from instructables members. We are thankful and grateful for the support. We exceeded our goal. There is no way of knowing when Cecil will receive a transplant due to the waiting list but he must be ready on short notice. If there is any new developments I will post an update. I wish to thank the Instructables community for their support~

Have a great year!

sunshiine~

sunshiine (author)  tinaciousz1 year ago

Thanks so much Tina~ I appreciate your kind comment. Have a great week~

sunshiine