On October 19th, starting at 5PM EST/EDT, I will begin my first ever Blog-a-thon to raise funds to a) finish and acquire a tattoo of a humming bird on my right arm, to accompany my mother’s signature I have tattooed on my arm already and b) raise funds for my Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
For some of you who may not know, on December 11th, 2012, I lost my mother to the horrible consequences that rampant diabetes (that does NOT respond to proper diet or treatment) does to a body. She was only 52 and had lived with the disease for over 20 years.
On October 19th, 5PM, for every hour after and for 24 hours there on out, I will be live blogging and free-writung any and all memories of my mother that come to mind. During this time, every blog entry will feature a link to both my paypal, my Wepay, and a link to my Step Out: Walk to End Diabetes goal site in hopes to earn money for the memorial tattoo, and in hopes of earning the money to not only meet my goal for Step Out: Walk to End Diabetes, but hopefully exceed it.
If you cannot donate, do not feel bad or guilty. Times are tough, we all know it. But you can still help huge heaps and bunches by sharing this information. Share the blog posts if you like what I end up writing. Post it to your Google+, your facebook, your twitter, your plurk, your digg, your reddit, your WordPress blogs, your Tumblrs, paste the link onto the RDI, share it on your favorite forums, hand it around to your AOL RP buddies of old and pass it along via email. Each time you share it is a chance that–not just a donation–but that someone out there will read my words and they will be touched. And out there in this great big wide world, a stranger who she had never met will remember my mother. Remember her or find solace in my remembering, and a piece of her and a piece of me will continue on–for as long as memory allows it; making us both immortal for a time.
I look forward to embarrassing myself with horrible typos and stories that embarrass me even more than I embarrass myself.
My paypal for raising the funds is elf_fu(at)2phatgeeks.com and to donate to my Step Out, follow this link: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.