06 July 2009

Supporting Lori

A good friend of mine is in need of support right now. Emotionally, financially, and physically. She is losing her right leg to an auto-immune disorder known as APS and (probably) Lupus. Lori is showing amazing strength, optimism and energy through everything. Her attitude amazes me every time the subject comes up!

I, along with other friends, am raising money to help fight her climbing medical bills and pay for a new prosthetic leg. The fact that she is worrying more about finances right now than LOSING HER LEG is just plain wrong. I don't have much money of my own to offer up, but I do have time and a profitable hobby. I am putting my own spin on the LiveStrong bracelet concept and offering these special edition Pirate Bands.



Lori chose the colors - very appropriate chocolatey brown (she is an amazing baker) and black - which go with any outfit and fit on any wrist. They will be selling for $7, where $2 pay for the materials (so I can order more!) and the other $5 go to an account set up for paying her bills. If you are feeling extra generous, please donate more! It all goes to Lori.

If you are interested, please leave a comment here or email me (jules@knittedsteel.net) with quantity and shipping address (if necessary). Paypal money to thejwalker@hotmail.com. For shipping, please add another $1 (or 2 for international).

Initial bracelet orders may take a while, the supplies are on their way!

Please spread the word, repost, tweet, tell your friends and show off your bracelets. Good prosthetics don't come cheap and Lori is worth every penny and more!

18 comments:

Will Templeton said...

How much for shipping to the UK? I'd love a couple, but I don't want the shipping cost to eat into the rest of it.

EB said...

Please sign up Nomad for one bracelet!

Liger said...

Whoops! Updated with shipping.

eye-shuh said...

Count me in too!

victimofmyself said...

I'll take one. Can I just buy it from you at work? You are doing a very cool thing for your friend. See ya!

Jules said...

As someone who lives with Lupus and has suffered many huge medical events due to this and another illness, count me in for a few of these as soon as I am able.

I will also blog about this later tonight and link to here cause yeah...

loofmodnar said...

Count me in for one as well.

Jonny Nero said...

Count me in for 2. I'll get you the new shipping info shortly.

Meredith said...

I would love a couple more! *hugs to Lori & co*

Luneowl said...

I'm also in for one bracelet.

Snickers said...

I'm in for two! Best wishes to Lori!

Lennon said...

I'll see what money I can scrape together. Until then, I thought I would help in a different way. I posted it on digg, so if we get enough people to digg it, it'll start showing up on the hot list.

http://digg.com/health/Knitted_Steel_Supporting_Lori_Bracelets_for_a_Cause

netcrusher88 said...

And reddit, for what it's worth.

http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/8z69z/bracelets_for_a_cause_like_a_chainmaille/

Ryan Barber said...

I'll take 4... pchambershm@gmail.com - contact me and I'll send money as necessary - they should make a great stocking stuffer for the girls and one for me :)

stental said...

will these be available at PAX? i think it would be a great way to raise more money for those who dont slave themselves to the forums (those fools)... but that said, id like one. ill send the stuffs later tonite/tomorrow

angiek said...

I will definitely take three. Will email later tonight with information.

LewieP's Mummy said...

Me, too, I'd like several, and if you wanted to, you could combine shipping of mine and Will's - he lives near me in the UK

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