I'll start with CHECK THIS OUT!
That's the most important part of my post. Read on if you still desire.
I recently heard about some friends from my youth who have a 9 month old son born with a life-threatening disease called Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Herlitz type, and was given less than one year to live. His skin blisters at the slightest touch and it is most often infection from the sores and blisters that cause death. Can you imagine trying to change a diaper? You can read about them HERE. It's a really informative article and gives you insight to some of the details of this trial I hadn't even considered. My heart has ached for these friends ever since I heard the news.
Recently, their son Daylon was chosen to be the first with this specific disease to be part of a clinical trial in hopes to cure him. The clinical trial is in Minnesota and the family (of seven) resides in California.
My good friend Jeanine and her sister Amy are hosting an online auction in their behalf on their blog Serving Pink Lemonade. It began today and runs through Thursday the 29th. People have donated all kinds of items that are up for bid...small items like necklaces and earrings. And big ticket items like facials and photography sessions (including my favorite photographers of all time whose photoblog I stalk). And all kinds of other stuff in between.
It's definitely worth a look...AND worth a bid. Seriously. It's win-win. You get something awesome and this family gets financial help that they really need. SCORE.
And for anyone in southern California, a run/walk and carnival is being held this weekend. Read more here.
You can also learn more or help by going to their site: helpmakeamiracle.org and donate straight to the cause.
And don't forget to spread the word.