Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A very special sale...

It seems like everyone's life has been touched by cancer in some way. My husband has lost an Aunt and an Uncle to it recently. A close friend of mine has skin cancer and I just lost a dear friend in January to Lymphoma.

In honor of everyone who has lost their battle or is still courageously fighting, I wanted to tell you about a fellow SU demonstrator named Tish. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her personally, but Kim over at My Favorite Things was very good friends with her husband and has posted the following on her blog:

"A few months ago, I posted about a friend, Tish, who’d been diagnosed with a very rare form of ovarian cancer. Tish battled through 6 rounds of chemo only to discover two additional tumors, one on her spine and one in her stomach. Since her diagnosis last August, the family has held the motto of DRIVE ON! in dealing with this aggressive cancer and fought a valiant fight. Tish lost her battle early Tuesday morning, and I found out about it late last night. Tish leaves behind two beautiful, young sons and a hubby, Todd, who I worked with for several years in my past life. I know Todd much better than I knew Tish, and know just how difficult this has been and will continue to be for the immediate future. Prior to Tish passing, a benefit was planned to help the family recover from the mounting medical bills and ensure a bright future for the boys, Tucker and Tanner. The benefit is still underway, but with a more solemn feel. My husband and I are donating some items to a silent auction. The content of the gift card is about $200 in MFT merchandise, and I know every little bit helps. But I want to do more. Todd was the most compassionate, tender-hearted *boss* I’ve ever had, and I want more than anything to really help this family. So what I’ve decided to do is two-fold: 1) Starting tomorrow, I am offering a 10% discount on ALL stamps on the site. Use the coupon code Tish at checkout to receive 10% off all all the stamps in your shopping cart. (It won’t discount your other merchandise, just stamps.) The coupon code will run from Tuesday, April 15th-Friday, April 18th. 2) I will donate 10% of ALL proceeds (including money spent on other items on the site) to the family at their April 26th benefit. FYI - The discount applies only to retail orders… I am making it my goal to personally pay for the FL College Pre-Paid plan for the boys during an entire year which will be about $1200. Please help me reach this goal. And should you feel moved to do so, I am quite sure they would love some happy mail."

(And given that Tish was an SU demo, those hand-made cards WILL be appreciated!) Please send them to:

Todd, Tucker and Tanner Rayburn
1558 Muir Cir
Clermont, FL 34711-6545

For those of you who have the time to make a card and send it to the Rayburn family, please put a link to your card in the comment section of this post so I can share it with all of my readers.

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