Saturday, July 26, 2008

I need your good vibes and your cards....

This blog entry is on the personal side, which I don't usually do, but I just received a phone call from my Aunt in New Jersey. Her twin sister, who I'm very close to was taken to the hospital on Wednesday. My Aunt has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many many years and has been going downhill fast for the last couple of years.

On Wednesday evening, she suffered a seizure that lasted 20 minutes. She stopped breathing, turned blue and her body temperature went down to 90 degrees. The ambulance had to stop before they got to the ER so they could resuscitate her.

I'm having a really hard time dealing with this because I live 3,000 miles away and feel so helpless and useless at a time like this. I'm hoping to be able to fly out soon and give her a hug in person, but until then, I need your help.

She loves to get cards in the mail - who doesn't? Support from others makes her feel strong and gives her the will to fight. I would LOVE to send her a big box of beautiful cards with well wishes for her recovery. Is anyone out there interested in donating a card?

Here's some info about my Aunt Joan...
  • She LOVES the color purple - not lavender, but dark purple. Her wonderful husband painted the shutters on their house purple just for her!
  • She has her eyebrow pierced and looks awesome with it! How many 49 year olds do you know who can pull that off?!
  • She and her husbands family run a greenhouse business. They have the most beautiful tulips and amaryllis that you've ever seen. Here's a link to their website - Holland Acres.
  • She's an animal lover. Currently residing at her home are two Great Pyrenees, at least one bearded dragon and two cats.
  • It will probably be several months before she's able to go home.

If you've read this far, thank you. If you're interested in sending a card for Joan, please leave a comment here with your e-mail address and I'll reply asap.



Tiffany Bauer said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at a time like this!!! Please know if I was close I would love to give you a hug right now but since I live so far away here is a cyber {{{HUG}}} for you!!!

Let me know where to send my card and I will get it out to you ASAP.

Also, remember you, your aunt and the whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt, would love to send a card.

Sankari W. said...

Dear Mackenzie,
I know how hard it is to be away from your family when something like this is happening - I am going through something similar and would love to make a card for your aunt.

Please let me know where I can send it.

Your family is our thoughts and prayers.

Alyssa said...

So sorry to hear about your aunt! I would love to make a card for her.
critterlyss at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

I would love to make a card. Please let me know where to send it.