Yesterday, on Dee’s blog, coming home to myself, she posted a story about two other bloggers who are neighbors and friends. Theirs is such a warm story about the extent friends will go to help each other in times of need. It is also about how this thing we call blogging can become a powerful tool to help each other.
I will let you find your way to Dee’s blog, which you can do by clicking here. Dee tells this story much better than I. I encourage you to read her post and perhaps visit the other two blogs she highlights which are about Elisa and Melynda.
Melynda is a long-term juvenile diabetic who is losing her sight and has had multiple surgeries. Her medical bills have financially devastated her family in ways we all fear and she has just undergone surgery on one of her eyes in hopes of restoring some of her vision. In spite of diabetes, she still has a remarkable sense of humor.
This is the story of Elisa as well who, along with a few other bloggers, has managed to publish a book of Melynda’s lively posts to surprise Melynda. It is titled Just Nonsense by Melynda Fluery. Proceeds from the book will help to defray her medical costs. Information and links to sites like Amazon are available on Dee’s blog.
This story tugged at my heartstrings in so many ways. It also hits close to home. As many of you know my husband, Tom, is also a long-term diabetic. I wrote a bit about him when Ron Santo died. Tom takes exemplary care of himself, but 45 years of this insidious disease has taken its toll over the years, including vision problems, surgeries, chronic foot ulcers, and on and on, not to mention a life-style that is often a challenge. I guess what I’m saying is that we understand much of what Melynda is going thought, and that we know the importance of a good sense of humor as well.
I hope you will take some time to learn more about Melynda’s courage, and that you will consider purchasing her book as well. Off I go to break my book diet and order Just Nonsense from Amazon. It feels right when we find something that can do for someone else. Yes. It feels right.