Make My Christmas Wish Come True?

// December 5th, 2010 // 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:
Elizabeth Chalker
c/o Dr. Corey Cameron
6292 La Costa Drive
Suite D
Boca Raton, FL 33433

3 Responses to “Make My Christmas Wish Come True?”

  1. Thank you so much for all you are trying to do to help my sweet Lizzie. She deserves the world. She is a life changer and we need her well. This card campaign is a beautiful idea. I hope we can manage to brighten the holiday season a little for her.
    You are awesome, Eric.
    We love you
    Corey, Lizzie and Symon

  2. Leslie Johnson says:

    Thanks Eric for all your help that you give others while you are fighting Lyme yourself. My entire family has Lyme and has been touched by this campaign. My daughter Sophia (who is 6) is in the process of making several cards for Lizzie. Sophia is on a mission to make her smile and feel better. Charlie (who is 8) wants his card to be so special that whenever Lizzie opens it, at any time of the year, it will make her feel better and excited about life.

  3. crystal Grossie says:

    That’s all me and my kids want is a warm house because they are picking my trailer up today 11/28/12 because I can’t work right now because I need surgery on my neck and back in pain everyday I aply for dis ablty but they deind me Christmas will be so bad for me and my kids this is not me to be not working but I’m in so much pain

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