Looking at that photo above you'd think it would make a pretty pattern on a bead - and you wouldn't be wrong! But, for the Hoffman's it's much more serious than that.
One of the wonderful things about her is her unabashed adoration of her children. She glows when she talks of Nick and Jenny. Honestly - it's been a rough batch of years in the Hoffman family. Jenny was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. This ain't easy stuff for a Mom to deal with - especially a Mom who has lost a husband in the same fashion. So, how is Jenny? Recovering and working very very hard at staying well. What can we do to help? Support Mallory and Jenny as much as we can where we are needed. Right now we are needed in a small way - a simple donation of moola. It doesn't take much - we know we can all spend more than that on coffee and a donut. But to research in this nasty battle with cancers who know whose ten bucks will be THEE money that helps to find the key to a cure.
I gave - its easy peasy. HERE is the link. It will take you to an easy click and secure page where you can donate that coffee money!
This year again, Nick Hoffman will be participating in the MMRF Race for Research 5K Walk/Run. I hope that you will support his efforts and this wonderful organization. I thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
They are still looking for a team name, so, come on creative people!
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by twin sisters Karen Andrews and Kathy Giusti, soon after Kathy's diagnosis with multiple myeloma. The mission of the MMRF is to relentlessly pursue innovative means that accelerate the development of next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. As exceptional stewards of its donors' investments, the MMRF consistently surpasses its peers in fiscal responsibility and an outstanding 90% of total budget go directly towards research and related programming.
Also, sorry for the absence. I've been running my buns off here. I went down to Detroit to Henry Ford Hospital to meet with an Ortho guy for my knees and hips. Anyone who saw me at B&B knows the arthritis is driving me insane lately. Well, lo and behold I have bone on bone in left knee and they scheduled an immediate knee replacement....yikes. That will wrap up July's posts as it's scheduled for July 30th. I'm nearly done with my Bead Soup project so I'll finish up next week and get the photos done. Hopefully I can post from my son's house the night before surgery. I've loved this project and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
Signing off until next week - LOL - ah, like that is far away - about 45 minutes....