I just got out of a staff meeting at the library and things look bleak. No one knows what the future will hold for us, or who will have a job and who won't in the next two years. It's a harsh reality that many others are facing, too. And yet, when I sat back down at my desk to check up on various online goings-on, I found that the original goal I'd set for the Extra Life fundraiser had well been exceeded! As of this writing, my sponsorship total has reached $336!
My heart jumped from the bottom of my stomach to the top of my throat. It was humbling and exhilarating at the same time. No matter what happens with our jobs and paychecks, there is something out there bigger than all of us. And when we can help out in any way, no matter how big or small our contribution, we are all better off for the effort.
I've seen what cancer can do. I've seen it break and destroy one of the strongest fighters I knew. To think of what it does to the most vulnerable among us... I can't just stand here, knowing it's happening, and not do anything to help. You can help, too. Even if you only have $2 to spare, that still pushes the research and treatment further than it otherwise would have been.
I've updated my goal. Let's see if we can break $400 before the game-athon. If you would rather mail a paper check, you can click here for a printable donation form.