Thursday, January 5, 2012

Please Help

I know I never post on Thursday but I do hope you'll all see this, and help out if you can.

Matt McNish from The QQQE had a blog post that caught my eye, and you can read it here. As a matter of fact, I encourage you to read it. It's about a friend of his, Candace Ganger from The Misadventures in Candyland. Now, I've never met her, never even been to her blog, but I've been in her shoes, not so very long ago, I might add. She wrote a post, which you can find here, and I really hope you'll read it. It broke my heart is 17 places, and she said she was going to take it down, but I hope she didn't.

She needs help. She didn't want to ask for it, but she has no choice. There are just some things a mother has to sacrifice for her family, and one of them is pride. There should be no shame in that. We are such a supportive blogging communtiy, I hope you'll be able to donate at least a dollar to this family. It would mean a lot, and help out so much.

She listed a Paypal account on her blog, but if you don't have an account please write her and ask her for address to send something through snail mail. I know she will appreciate it. When we have so much good fortune, it's easy to overlook those who are struggling.

Please do help. She's one of our own.

22 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

I usually read Matt's blog but haven't yet today so I'll be sure to.

Matthew MacNish said...

Thanks so much, Anne.

Even for those who can't afford to send money, stopping by, following her blog, and saying hello might help to lift her spirits.

She's one of the most entertaining bloggers I know, so you won't regret.

Anne Gallagher said...

Yvonne -- Thanks Yvonne.

Matt -- She's a sweet girl. I talked to her this morning through email.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Read that this morning on Matthew's blog!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i helped her out yesterday. The best thing about candyland, is that in the past she has been AMAZING about raising money for charities.

DL Hammons said...

I've already contacted her. She most definitely is one of us!

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks all. It's nice to know we can depend upon each other in trying times. You guys are the best.

Stephanie Lorée said...

Glad I stopped by the blogosphere today. I wasn't planning on returning until Monday. Reading Candy's post, then Matt's, then yours Anne, made me get all weepy in my cubicle.

I've sent Candy an email. The fact that all of you are coming together for her amazes me. Such wonderful, wonderful writers. Group hug, guys. :)

February Grace said...

Thanks, Anne. She's done so much for so many others, it's heartwarming to see the community doing what it can to help her now. she's got a heart as big as the whole wide world and so do you- both made of pure gold.

xoxo
bru

Emma Lauren said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Anne. I'm going to check things out now.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

OMG, so glad you posted this! I hadn't seen Candace's post but I love her dearly and am so grateful you pointed out her plight. Heartbreaking, for sure. Thanks, honey!

Jen Daiker said...

She does so much for us and I'm so happy to be able to help her out. I hope together as a group we can support her and help her through this rough time.

Angela M. said...

Thank you so much for posting about this. It would have taken me a while before I caught her post, or she could have taken it down by the time I got that far down on my reader. I feel her pain. Been there and sometimes been there even worse. I hate seeing others go through this kind of hardship.

Sarah Pearson said...

I might have missed this as I'm catching up this week, so thanks Anne. Right now, all I can give C are my best wishes, but she has those in abundance. This post was a good thing you did.

Tracy said...

Wow, first day back in a long time and I totally would have missed this if you hadn't posted about it. Thanks for the heads up...already made my way over and took care of business before I responded here.

*Hugs* to Candy that she has the chance to make it through, and *hugs* to you and Matt for making a difference.

Jamie Burch said...

I almost missed this! Thank you, Anne. Candace is amazing and I'd love to help out however I can.

Take care...:)

Patti said...

It's so great to see bloggers helping out one of our own. Thanks for posting.

Old Kitty said...

I've read of Candace's plight over at Lydia Kang's blog and have been over to donate something. I wish I could have donated more, truly. I wish her all the best! Take care
x

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for drawing my attention to this, Anne!

Elliot Grace said...

...haven't seen this posted on Matt's blog yet, but will hop over. Thanks Anne.

El

Caitlin said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Ann Best said...

Thanks for posting this, Anne. I don't know her, but I'm in pay it forward mode for all I've received over the years from so many people, financially and otherwise.

BTW, L'Aussie (Denise Covey) told me most people (in her view) blog on Wednesdays and Thursdays. So I've picked Wednesday. Just wanted to pass it on (we dialogued about this through email).

Have a great week!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs