I’m coming at you with another #helpSam update. We are 3 days out from the end of the fundraiser (June 11th), and while we’ve smashed my original $1,000 goal to little tiny pieces that say “fuck you asshole cancer” all over them, we are still not quite to our GRAND FINALE SUPER SPECTACULAR AWESOME goal of $7,500, which would pay for 5 months of COBRA insurance bills the Sartins are facing.
(If this is the first you’re hearing of Sam, please read his story here.)
At this moment, there is $6,868.33 in the #helpSam PayPal account. We are SO CLOSE!! I know we can make it there, but I don’t want to take anything for granted. The truth is, over the last week, the donations have really slowed down. I completely expected that. I mean, we’ve raised a TON of money and so many people have contributed, but let’s not run out of steam yet. I don’t know how else to spread the word beyond my own little circle of influence other than asking you in my circle to please spread the word to yours. Tweet about it, Facebook it, tell your moms group, whatever you can come up with. $5 gets everyone a chance to win one of so many spectacular prizes, but best of all, it gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that, in some way, you were able to help a family whose baby, not even a year on this earth yet, is fighting for his life, fighting against cancer.
I leave you with a video of Sam, the fighter. He makes it look so easy.
Please go here to see the list of prizes and donate (scroll all the way to the bottom for the donate button). Or just send funds to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much to all of you who are spreading the word, thank you to everyone who’s donated. Thank you for all the kind thoughts and prayers. I know Cassie and her family are so appreciative of it all. Thank you for being amazing.