This is Charlie.
He’s 4 years old and has a rare skin condition that causes his skin to blister and be damaged very easily. The family is originally from Northeast Wisconsin (just like me!) and researchers and doctors at the University of Minnesota (that’s my school!) are helping Charlie go through a risky, new type of procedure that will hopefully give him new, healthy skin. When I read the story, I knew I had to share. These people have a house within 10 minutes of mine back in Wisconsin and are staying at the Ronald McDonald house and getting treatment at the University Medical center that is literally a mile from where I live on campus. This is calling to me, and I want to do something.
I e-mailed Trisha, Charlie’s mom, asking if I could hand-deliver a bunch of cards to her sometime in the near future. I would love to meet her and send her some love.
This is where I need your help. Can you recruit yourself, your friends, and even your kids to make a card for Charlie? Even if Trisha is too busy or tired to meet up with me (which I would completely understand!), I will still drop them off at the Ronald McDonald house for the family.
Are you in? I’ll update you when I know more specifics about what day would be good to drop them off and if I hear back from Charlie’s mom, but please go ahead and start creating. When you are ready to send your card(s), e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (link also in the side bar), and I’ll e-mail you back with the address to send them to. If more than just a few people want to send in cards, I’ll get a P.O. Box so that I can post my address right here on my website.
Please feel free to spread the word, link back to this post, or even copy and paste what I’ve written above. Every card will be seen and treasured by this family.
Happy for the health I have and wanting to spread that love to others,