This is a post that I am dedicating to the wonderful, beautiful, inspiring Stephy who tweets at @isaac_elijahmum. I have never met Steph, I didn't even know her until a few months ago, but the wonderful world of twitter threw us together and we have been tweeting for a while now.
For those of you that do not know Steph, she has cancer. Three weeks ago she was fighting for her life in intensive care and her twitter feed was updated by her friends and family who knew that many, many people had been touched by Steph and were worrying about her. I have been humbled by Steph's take on life, her fight against the dreaded cancer and her sense of humour as she battles on. She is so considerate of other people and I want to do something for her to help ease the boredom/stress/pain/ she has to go through.
She has an old clunky laptop that she takes everywhere, she has said to me and others that reading blogs and tweeting keeps her going, the messages of support spur her on. I have tried using a laptop in bed, it's a nightmare and it got me thinking that if every single one of Steph's tweeters gave just a 50p donation, we could very quickly raise enough to get her an ipad which would make her life so much easier.
Steph has a gorgeous little boy that we know as Buzz Lightyear. He is a typical cheeky three year old who Stephy loves very much. He tries to make her hair regrow by using his special Ben 10 powers, he doesn't understand why her hair won't grow back overnight. She treasures each moment she has with him and you can just tell from her tweets that her heart is breaking everyday she is away from him in hospital. If we raise enough to get her an ipad, she can Skype with her gorgeous little boy.
Step is at home for Easter and looking forward to it, she is however back at the hospital on the 3rd of May for 3 weeks of radiotherapy. I would dearly love to have raised the funds and have her ipad delivered to her by then.
I have no idea how to collect the money - I am aiming for £500 which will enable us to get Steph her ipad. I am going to start the pledging below, if you want to help, then please leave a comment with the amount you pledge. I am sure that someone will come along and tell me how to collect the money online!
Thank you for reading this, I have to also say that Steph knows about this as I couldn't not tell her. She was worried that people would think she was a "charity case". Stephy, you are far, far, from that and we all wish you the very best in your fight against cancer.
Peace and Love