Posted in accomplishments, Amazing, baby, cancer, charitable organizations, charity, chemo, children, comfort, commitment, compassion, disease, family, finances, gifts, giving, health, Heart, Heart to heart, help, hospital, hospitals, illness, Impact, kids, making money, medical, medicine, mental and physical health, MONEY, responsibility, sickness, stress, support, Teamwork, trauma, well-being, tagged auction, baby bag, baby chickens, bid, camcer treatments, cancer, cancer support, charity, childhood cancer, childs wooden rocking chair, donations, fabric purse, Facebook, family, financial hardships, fundraising, handsewn purse, hardship, hospital, hospital gown, medical, non- profit organization, sock monkey, stress, swaddling blanket, Team Keegan, tote bag on March 7, 2012|
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It has come to my attention that people will often find themselves doing amazing things after finding themselves in challenging situations. Take for instance this family i know. Their son Keegan had cancer…and life got pretty challenging not only for Keegan but for his whole family. Keegan lives with his parents and he has a younger sibling and an older sibling. Living in a rural area means that when you have cancer treatments you often have to do a lot of traveling to and from bigger cities that have the facilities that you can not necessarily get in your own small town. This not only puts a financial hardship on families but it also creates many opportunities for separation of family members. It is difficult to be able to work a job or two, balance the physical and emotional needs of all the family members and still find the extra energy to take care of yourself. Those are issues this family understands, the stress of it all, as they have been through it themselves.
This particular family has gotten through all of that and they decided, as a family, to give back to others going through similar situations. They were blessed over and over again by friends, family members and even total strangers during all of the trials they faced while going through testing and treatments. They have decided to form a non profit to help others. To get the non profit status, they must raise funds to file all of the necessary paperwork with the state and federal government.
This week they are doing an online auction on their Facebook page Team Keegan If you believe in doing good things, in taking a challenge and using it to bless others…won’t you visit their page and bid on some of their donated items? I believe there are wonderful items such as: a child’s wooden rocking horse, a picture hand-created by Keegan, a sock monkey in a hospital robe, baby chickens, a hand-sewn American made fabric purse, a tote bag with a swaddling blanket and burp rag and a photo package from a local photographer. This is a fundraiser…and they are planning on doing good things to bless other children and their families facing medical challenges.
If you have ever known someone who has faced cancer then you know just how important support can be. Please help this family achieve their dream of becoming a non-profit organization who reaches out to others in need. Thanks for being willing to read this far. Now won’t you go visit their page at Team Keegan ?
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Posted in abuse, anger, attitude, birth, celebrity, charity, children, commitment, communication, compassion, control, courage, crime, culture, denial, domestic violence, Education, emotions, Fame, family, Fear, friendship, Frustration, grandchildren, health, Heart, help, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, life, loneliness, loss, love, loyalty, medical, mental and physical health, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, parenting, power, relationships, respect, safety, self doubt, support, teens, trauma, trust, tagged abused, abuser, awakening, beatings, celebrity, child, children, compassion, control, counselors, cycle of abuse, danger, denial, dependency, destroy, domestic abuse, donations, drug/alcohol abuse, Education, embarassment, emotional abuse, escalation, family, Fear, financial, freedom, friend, grandchildren, healthy relationships, help, intervention, intimidation, isolation, job loss, learned behaviors, loyalty, MONEY, neighbor, parent, parenting, parents, patterns of behavior, police, professionals, reasons, relationships, responses, safety, safety plan, secrets, self esteem, sexual abuse, shame, shelters, sibling, skills, support, tax dollars, threatened, Time, treatment, triggers, trust, unhealthy, used cell phones, verbal abuse, victim, violence on March 12, 2009|
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This subject is never a pleasant one. No one likes to acknowledge domestic abuse is a way of life…especially if it is happening within their own life. Unfortunately, domestic abuse happens every day in a multitude of ways. It doesn’t just happen in the lives of the poor, the rich, or the celebrity world; even though, that is often the stories that we hear about…those who are famous. We must awaken to the facts of domestic abuse; it is often learned behaviors that are used to control another person…either with intimidation, physical violence, emotional abuse or sexual abuse.
Domestic abuse is like cancer…it is constantly trying to destroy the people involved. It is a pattern of behavior that affect both the abuser and the person being abused. Many who are being abused do not recognize that what is happening in their lives is actually domestic abuse. The reasons for their lack of understanding, or denial are many. (more…)
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Posted in Advocating for special needs, charitable organizations, charity, commitment, communication, courage, crime, family, finances, future, giving, law enforcement, legal, life, news, of connections, power, support, taxes, tagged advocates of the innocent, allegations, children, convicted, conviction, corruption, courage, court system, crime, crimes, criminal justice system, defense attorneys, donations, evidence, family, freedom, friends, group, guilty, innocense project, innocent, jobs, legal, miracle, mission statement, MONEY, organization, over crowding in prison, political, power, prison, proof, prosecutor, rights, support, support system, tax money, work on August 12, 2008|
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What if you were convicted of a crime and you knew you were innocent; but, no one else knew or cared once you were convicted? Worse yet, what if you were wasting away in prison for a crime you didn’t commit; while the real criminal was free to continue doing what you were accused of doing? Wouldn’t you want someone to dig until they found proof of your innocence?
Many people think that is the job of the defense attorneys of the accused; but that is unrealistic. Oh, they do their job in court to protect your rights, best way that they can…but, for the most part…once you are convicted…you are there until your time is served. They have so many people to represent…unless your case sticks in their craw and they believe in you; and, they have powerful, political connections to movers and shakers…you will sit in prison until your time is up!
What if someone dared to believe in your innocence and was willing to investigate until irrefutible proof was found that proved your innocence? That would be a gift…a miracle. That type of commitment costs money and lots of time. Most people don’t have an unending supply of wealth. By the time they have gone through the court system and paid to defend themselves…they have nothing left. Often, even family and friends have moved on with their lives…not ALWAYS…but, by the time that the person has sat in prison a few years…family and friends have been forced to go back to work, finish growing up, getting married, having children, going off to college; you get the idea…life keeps moving on. (more…)
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Finally, my new 2008 writer’s market books arrived. I have been just chomping at the bit waiting for them to arrive. My old ones (2007) are very used :). So, i can’t wait to immerse myself in them.
They are great for up to date information. Things change in the publishing world and you must stay up- to- date. If you can’t purchase the books….most libraries carry them. (more…)
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