We get by with a little help from our friends

I have friends who have tackled some major obstacles in life — death of loved ones, divorce, depression, financial troubles.

Friends, dear friends, have battled cancer.

I have always felt helpless during these times.  I kept them in my thoughts and my heart always — whether or not I was able to communicate it to them — but sometimes it just doesn’t feel like enough.

Thankfully, I have strong and capable friends.  Optimistic, positive, motivated, proud, brave, loved.  They believe they can overcome these obstacles.  Giving up the fight is just not an option.  I am proud to call these people my friends.

I have another friend struggling with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that attacks the lungs, pancreas and digestive system.

She swallows 40+ pills a day just so she can eat and grow.

She spends hours each day hooked up to a machine to clear her airways just so she can breathe.

She is seven years old.

And she can’t do it alone.  Here are two things you can do right now, sitting at your computer:

1.  Take just three minutes to watch this inspiring video of Cammy being a funny young girl, a caring older sister, and a daughter that anyone would be proud to have as their own.

2.  If Cammy’s story moves you, please consider donating to her walk “Cure for Cammy

The link above will bring you directly to the page.  No searching, no registering.  It will take you the same amount of time it takes to check out with your virtual shopping cart from Rue La La.

Bonus:  For every contribution made through this site, EVEN JUST A DOLLAR, I will personally donate an additional $10.  Please write “WTTM” (for Welcome to the Motherhood) in the comments to be sure you are included in my final tally.

And then the next time you see your kids struggle – to find the words they want, to put their shoes on, to make friends – give them a huge hug.  The determination of a child is nothing short of inspirational, and they deserve all the support we can give.


About Carinn Jade

Mother, lawyer, yogi, writer, non-sleeper. Published @NYTMotherlode. Contributor @Mommyish @Moonfrye @HuffPostLive. I like beer (not wine) & tea (not coffee) & being a contrarian.
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4 Responses to We get by with a little help from our friends

  1. mommysaidaswearword says:

    Reblogged this on mommysaidaswearword.

  2. Very moving. I made a donation – I wish I could have donated more, but this is a tight month 😦

  3. I can’t afford to make a donation today, but I can come pay day. My uncle died of Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a terrible disease and so difficult to watch your loved ones suffer through it.

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