Just wanted to take a moment to update and give my thanks on the fundraising efforts so far. As of this morning, there is $1,350 in my Hysterectomy Fund.
A big chunk of that came today. Woke up this morning to a notification from PayPal that I had received a $500 donation. I do not know if the person wants their name mentioned but I am speechless in the generosity. Truly, it boggles the mind. I had also previously received a donation from a member of a WDW board I go to in the amount of $400. She emailed me and said she wished she could do more. More? I wondered…that was already beyond amazing!
In addition to the funds specifically set aside (I transfer the money out of my PayPal to my bank account and cash it out and give the cash to my Mom for safekeeping to ensure it does not get spent on anything else) I also have funds in my PayPal from sales which are going towards medical bills (office visits, prescriptions, etc.) as well as living expenses (gas, food, etc.) Because I am now a month without a paycheck, those funds are just as important so sales in my shop are still literally life-saving for me right now. And I can’t say enough how much it means that I’ve had such a wave of kindness directed my way.
The response to all this has been so positive and the kindness I’ve received so far has been so amazing. It’s been a very long month of worry, expense, medication, side effects and hardest of all, waiting – but it’s also been a month of kind words, well-wishes, nice emails, support and genuine kindness that I can’t thank you all enough for. It’s going to continue to be a long few months as I go through my pre-surgery medication and trials and then eventually through surgery and recovery itself, but I thank you for sticking with me and being there in spirit as I’ve been on this rough road. It means so much more than I can easily express. Thank you all.