Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Recovery

OK, so who hasn't heard about the tragedy of the adorable Neilson family yet? I didn't know who they were, nor had I ever heard of this girl's blog, but apparently it's a popular one. After reading about their plane crash on lots of blogs, then watching the interview with her family on the Today Show, curiousity finally got the better of me and I checked out her blog. She's even cuter than I expected.

My Aunt Cindy emailed me a link to a fundraiser. There's a woman putting together a book of funny short stories and the proceeds benefit this family. I love to write. This is the kind of fundraiser I can really get behind. So I submitted a story. We'll see if anything happens.

You can read more about the fundraiser here.

And visit the Nie Nie Recovery cite here.

9 comments:

Amber Nish said...

OK, I am glad to hear you started following her too! This family has really touched a chord with me, and I love how many wonderful ways others have gotten involved!! Your story is sure to be a success, you are a fabulous writer for sure!! I only wish I had a good story to tell, maybe I will just buy the book, and support the cause that way!! Thanks for sharing!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Which story did you submit???

I adore this little family, I had visited her cite before and was so sad to hear the news later on. I read her sisters blog everyday looking for good news on their little family!!

Kelly said...

I love this idea. I'm definitely submitting a story. Anything to help this family out!

jeanine said...

How cool. Thanks for telling us about this. I've been wanting to do something for them. I think about them all the time. Maybe I'll think of a story to write... or maybe I'll just buy the book!

Valarie said...

Oh wow!! Hopefully your story will be chosen. It would be so awesome to be a part of something like that.

Kris said...

What a remarkable story, and a wonderful blog for all of you young Mama's out there! I will look into it further tomorrow to see what I can do to help too.

Chris and Jenn said...

Katie, I had not heard about this family yet until you and Jeanine started posting about it, since then I have read so many blog posts, articles and watched videos,,, she is amazing... keep us posted on your entry! Thanks for sharing.

Genn said...

I recently read about this family on Jeanine's blog. I was wondering why she had that cjanerun thingie on the side of her blog. What a beautiful family and such an amazing story. I think your story is a great idea. I will have to look into that. It's amazing how fast word of something can spread through the blogosphere.

Amanda B. said...

hmmm- I haven't heard anything about this- guess I have been "in the dark" (no power now for 5 days...still not on...going through withdrawal....must go to sister house and do laundry and check email/blogs....more on this later). Very intriguing... Hope your article gets chosen! :)