Saturday, 18 June 2011

Just a thought could you help CARD DRIVE?

Just decided to rewrite this post as I had a thought, I know there are always requests for cards to be sent to children with debilitating conditions and I whole heartedly try to send a card to each one though sometimes when there is a time limit I fail, and I also have sent cards to card cupids and pen pals and for the local children's hospice as I think they are all fab and after nursing children know what an affect a card can have even if from a total stranger. 

Here's my plee  please please please would anyone like to make a card and send it to this lovely man who is going to have an arduous time over the coming months in the fight to extend his life by a few months a couple of years at most.

If anyone could see there way to spending a few minutes well maybe a little more to making a card to help keep this lovely mans spirits up as apparently depression is very common with this type of cancer , not surprising really as it is a definite death sentence you can email me and I will send you his first name and my address and we can get the cards passed on to him. I'm sure he would be totally overwhelmed to know that there are many who care enough to send him a card as his personal family life has had more downs than up over the last few years and this must really seem like the last straw to him.

For any who don't regularly read my blog welcome and you can read my original post here or I'll give you a bit more info here. This friend and work colleague of my hubby's in his early 50's and has had many small health issues over the last couple of years all of which have been explained away as individual problems or due to stress (from his family situation). Recently after a full check up he was found to have mantel cell lymphoma stage 4 , you can find loads about it on the web if you want to know more. This man is so quiet and gentle in personality that you can imagine it is a real blow to know the prognosis he has and so this is why I thought the wonderful blogland crafters will help keep his spirits high. I will put a reminder on my sidebar and as I have updates on his condition I will let you know but there is no time limit to sending cards for him or restrictions on how many you can send either just anything to keep his spirits above depression.

I do understand that male cards many find hard and to make a card for someone you don't know is hard too along with you can't put get well on it as that is just not going to happen  just adds to the difficulty too, but I'm sure you will all rise to the challenge so to speak. I don't have anything to offer in return just my gratitude and the knowledge that you may be helping a very sick man stay positive and get through the treatments he will be enduring .

If you would like to send a card please just drop me an email and put 'cheerup card' in the subject box.

This is the last of the 3 hubby wanted for his colleague and this is the kind of nurse I really hope won't be on the ward he is on as she is enough to terrify everyone , I can only hope they are all the nice nurses returned from vacation.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Stampinsanity-clean and simple
Southern girls challenge-anything goes
Top tip tuesday-open challenge
Whoopsi daisy-free and easy
creative inspiration-blue,green and 1 other (red)
if the shoe fits-for a man
Alphabet challenge-get well card
catch the bug-it's a mans world


Flutterby Trina said...

Just read the story, I will try to help, please pop over to my blog and e-mail me through my link and I will get the details from you!

What a fab card though, sometimes you need to havea ;giggle'. Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT and out 'open challenge' week, good luck xx

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Hey Julye, I will try and help you out. Will send you an e-mail later. Loving your cute card. Thanks for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY and STAMPINSANITY this week:)

Min said...

Julye - My heart goes out to your husband's colleague. I know how much those cards lifted my dad's spirits the last year as he fought esophageal cancer. Drop by my blog and email me. Happy to send a little something.

Lovely card by the way - always love Nurse Margaret. Thanks for joining us for the Catch The Bug "Pearls and Lace" Challenge! Hope you'll join us again this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Paul said...

Thank you for sharing your creation for our Man's World challenge at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. I always like to see Maculine cards as you'd probably imagine!!!

Leanne said...

Fab card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

Leanne xx

Unknown said...

Hi there - lovely fun card & image. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy

happyglitzygirl said...

Love the card, I had a nurse like that lol. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Tiny Paper Blossom said...

Wonderful and funny card. I like your coloring. Such a thoughtful gesture of you. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet chalenge blog.

Sonia said...

Great image for this theme... Fab and funny card!.. Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog.

Shell said...

what a great fun card love it, thanks for joining us this week at creative inspirations.
Shell xx

sgc said...

This card should bring a little cheer to your friend. Hope you have great success with your card drive. Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo Challenge.

lesleyworth said...

Fabulous card, that sentiment is divine! Best wishes with your card drive! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!