Nashville or Bust

The trip that started a longer journey

Help Request

Via my friend Jennifer, wife of a cancer survivor and awesome person in our community, I caught wind of this story of a local family. Please read it and you’ll understand why I’m feeling so passionate about what I am set to ask of you.

Over the past few months, so many of you have reached out to us, asking how you could help with meals, errands, etc. or the open “if there’s anything you guys need, call” invitation. It was beautiful and overwhelming to know we had all of this love and willingness to help. You also know that we graciously acknowledged your offers but honestly — because of our insurance and our immediate family being right here — we had very little material need to accept anything beyond prayers and warm thoughts. It wasn’t a pride thing. We just didn’t need to take and in our minds, we knew that once we got around the bend, we’d want to find a way to collectively “help.” Seems like that way found me via Jennifer.

Reading this, I’m reminded again of how incredibly blessed we are and continue to be. And, I also have one of those overwhelming, instantaneous urges to do something to help this family and pay things forward. Yeah, I heard a voice inside my head the moment I read the article, and well, here I am.

So I’m asking (which isn’t easy) will you join me in helping Jacob, Abigail and their family as they get set to go through something that luckily, we were able to avoid? They are in the vortex and I can only imagine their fear. They are willing to do whatever it takes to save Jacob but the reality is, that type of hope and desire comes at a big price and brings with it unimaginable duress. It doesn’t bode well in the healing process.

I’m not asking for a lot — just consider what you would have spent on ingredients to make a meal or gas to run errands and let’s throw it into a hat. I bet that if we all give a little, we can do a lot. And I’m also asking that regardless of what you might be able to do financially, please keep this family in your prayers.

Feel free to message me back directly. And thanks for letting me follow the voice and pen this one. ~Jacqui jacqui.killen@gmail.com

February 21, 2011 - Posted by | Dave

1 Comment »

  1. Wow, thanks so much for this! You are awesome!

    Comment by Jen | February 21, 2011 | Reply


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