Monday, 22 April 2013

Restoring Faith

A few emails to a few trusted bloggers and friends and the most amazing thing happens.

An amazing display of support, generosity, and compassion came flooding in. 

I was so touched by all of this kindness and support shown for my friend, someone whom none of them know personally, that I cried as I read their posts.

First was Susan from Food Allergy Chronicles. My neighbor and just all around kind and sweet and giving person. She made mention of Jen and linked to my post in her own blog post today. (A post that contains a recipe for some really really yummy looking muffins!!!)

Then Carla from My Half Dozen Daily (who I met thanks to Susan!), this amazing lady, not only blogged about it but offered up one of her tote bag in a giveaway to help encourage people to donate and sponsor my run And not JUST one of her gorgeous tote bags, but filled with stuff as well?! I was floored by her generosity.   Her only rules to entering is a minimum $10.00 donation to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada on my sponsor page to help me reach my goal. If you made the donation, leave a comment on her post you'll be entered for a chance to win.

*UPDATE: Sneak peek at the front panel of the tote bag! 

One last little lady who hasn't posted yet but confirmed with me that she would. (She's at work right now teaching kids!) Sew Tara, who I mentioned was having a giveaway right now (separate from this thing), said she'd gladly help spread the word.  She's a sweetheart. Go give her a hug!

These 3 ladies are shining example of what it means to be human. To care, to love, to give to a complete stranger without anything in return. Thank you all so much and thank you to all who have donated. I may just reach my goal yet!


  1. I found you through Carla and I think it's fantastic that you are running for your friend. I have put Jen in my prayers and hope all goes well.

  2. I too, think it is awesome that you are running this 5 K in honour of your friend Jen...considering you have only just taken up running...go Joanna go! :)