But right now I am. I’m struggling to put a coherent sentence together, let alone a whole post. I have to try. This is THAT important. I grew up in Mayberry (OK it was a small town in upstate NY called Palmyra, but it was very Mayberry-ish). Everyone knew everyone else’s name, and business. But we didn’t know everything. We judged others based on their actions at times and it was wrong. I told you about this over a year ago when I explained that I wondered why the town drunk, who was actually suffering from Huntington’s Disease, was allowed to walk the streets of this beautiful small town.
I later came back to explain that his daughter and I cheered together, his wife was my awesome English teacher, and I had his daughter tell their story in her own words.
This family has had it rough but they are standing up to this disease. They are trying to fund a cure. Here’s where you come in. A Ride with Matt can help but you need to help them to help find the cure. I’ve been following along, I’ve donated, I felt like I did my part. But tonight…well tonight…this got even more personal. I heard about a father that took his life before Huntington’s could take him. I heard a young, courageous man say that he’s taken a knife to his wrist 9 times to escape the disease but backed out because he knew it would make him feel like a coward. He wants to help. He suffers with this disease. Yet he is an inspiration.
They need $2600 more to reach their goal of $12,000. If each one of you on my friends lists, my twitter followers, my readers, donated $1, (put down the Starbucks…it’s not that important and can’t save lives) they’d more than exceed their goal and lives would be saved. Lives would be saved. I meant to repeat that. Were you listening?
You know what? If you don’t want to listen to me, listen to and watch this. If you don’t want to donate after following this story, maybe I should consider downsizing some of my lists. You might not miss me, but these families sure miss their loved ones when they’re gone. This disease is hidden. They aren’t drunks. This disease kills people. Kills people. Again, I meant to repeat myself. Please help!
Make your DONATION today. Super simple. You can give up your coffee and feel good about yourself. Matt can live.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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