On day 3 of my 5 days of giving segment, I ask that you first read THIS. Now that you’re probably bawling, let me explain a bit about why I chose the National Kidney Association as today’s Non-Profit.
Just weeks after Kevin died, I attended a grief therapy group, and met a widower who lost his wife to kidney failure. I became friends with his daughter, and we still keep in touch. Their story touched me, and since that time, I have heard of several kidney failures stories.
Yesterday, when preparing my blog for today and determining which Non-Profit to focus upon (since so many causes tear at my heart), I was sent an email from a friend. This email was forwarded from a school in York, Pennsylvania, and a principal who was touched by what some of the students chose to write to Mrs. Claus. It was perfect timing. I knew exactly what non-profit to choose.
I cannot imagine having to go through dialysis or Kidney disease. Placing my heart with the child in the first story you read, breaks it. If there was a way I could just wave my wand and have it all be O.K. for him/her, I would in an instant, but I cannot.
Today I will donate to the National Kidney Association in honor of this child, who just wants his/her mother to be healed for Christmas. I prayed this same prayer, and hoped this same wish, when Kevin was sick. I hope you all will donate today, thinking of this child who wants their mother to be with them on Christmas Day, and for many years to come.