Thursday, April 17, 2008


I keep meaning to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Jackie Malena Treatment Fund. (I will be sending out "real" thank-yous soon, I promise!) Jackie is a 32-year-old mother of two from Kansas City who is fighting a rare form of cancer. I headed up a donation drive through the MOMS Club, and we were able to donate nearly $800 to Jackie's fund. We also gave two boxes filled with little gifts to Jackie's two daughters and convinced Wal-Mart to donate some gift cards to the family. I'm so happy we were able to raise so much, and I appreciate the hard work of everyone who helped out. I'm technically "in charge" of the MOMS Club service projects, but I feel like I didn't do a whole lot. Even little Tom (remember little Tom, WCK's future husband?) sent in $5. We love Tom.

If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, you can visit Jackie's web site and find out how to send in a donation on your own: Every little bit can help!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am so excited to read your story. I am a 33 year old stay at home mom. I have a 4yr old and 6yr old girl. I was just diagnosed with MM stage 3 five weeks ago. I just recieved a computer today and I'm on the internet super highway. I have a site on the caring bridge my name is Stacy Rohrer. I don't even know how to email yet. I just find it very refreshing to hear of a vibrant young woman like myself going through the same thing. May God Bless you and your family.

Missy Ek said...

Hey Cancer Girl! I am the best friend of the "stacy" that posted the prior comment. Reading through your page I am amaized at all the simularities your and stacy's stories have. Not to mention, I am also the kind of friend that would knit a Jabba and send him via the US postal service. Please when you have time check out Stacy's caringbridge site (stacyrohrer). Your positive vibe, wisdom, and frog-like characteristics will not go unappreciated!! Much smiles! Your friend, of a friend, of a friend -Missy

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