// December 5th, 2010 // 3 Comments » // Eric's Blog, Fundraising for Lymies, Lymie Support
Okay…actually I have several wishes this year. I’m calling them my Christmas wishes in hopes that it will get many of you to help me out with these projects so that my wishes can come true.
Many of you have heard the story of Elizabeth Chalker, a young, brilliant woman in Florida who is fighting for her life thanks to the effects of Lyme disease, Endometriosis and other health problems. I’ve gotten to know Elizabeth over the past few months, and can say she has a truly amazing spirit and soul. On my bad days, when I feel sorry for myself or irritated at the situation Lyme has caused in my own life, I often look to her for inspiration.
To learn more about Elizabeth’s story, as well as the fundraising efforts taking place to get her the treatment she needs, please visit Help Elizabeth. In addition, through all she has gone through, she has written a book “Hanging On by the Scratch Marks my Nails Left Behind”. ”Lizzie”, as she has been nicknamed, shares her story and her faith with us in this journey she has written. I can’t wait to read my own copy, which I’m getting for Christmas. (Christmas wish #4 can now be checked off the list.) To get your copy of her book, or to learn more about the book you can visit Lizzie’s Book Page.
But the real reason I’m writing this, is there is a campaign started on Facebook to do something nice for Elizabeth this holiday season. Elizabeth lives alone, and is battling this disease by herself, with the help and support of many people who are trying to help her. Someone had the brilliant idea of starting a “1000 Christmas Cards for Elizabeth Chalker” campaign. For those of you on Facebook, you can also view the 1000 Christmas Cards for Elizabeth Chalker page.
The idea is simple. Get a Christmas card, put $1 in it (or more if you’d like), write some words of encouragement, love, holiday greeting…whatever you want, and send the cards to Elizabeth to help brighten her holiday.
One of my Christmas wishes is to see that Lizzie receive 1000 Christmas cards this year to help brighten a difficult time in her life, during a season where we strive to remember those in need, as well as the reason for our holiday celebrations. I’m asking all of my family and friends to take part in this (be prepared for a group email!!!) I’d also like to ask the readers to join in also.
There are always so many wonderful causes, charities, people who need help and organizations that help them to support during the holidays. I know most people try to give back for all they’ve been given during the holiday season, I’m asking that you add one single card to a sweet girl who could use the support to your kindness this holiday season.
All cards can be sent to:
c/o Dr. Corey Cameron
6292 La Costa Drive
Boca Raton, FL 33433