Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Because It Matters
What matters? In this case I'm talking about The Grey Matters Foundation. This is a "nonprofit organization created to support and empower brain tumor patients and their loved ones through encouragement and personal outreach."
I met the founder, Lanette, and her husband earlier this fall at an event. I spent a few minutes talking to Lanette's husband. I was moved by how he spoke of his wife and her journey after being diagnosed with an Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma. When Lanette discovered that there was very little support out there for people with brain tumors, she became that support for others. That's a short version of the story, but that's how The Grey Matters Foundation began.
Not long after that meeting, I found The Grey Matters website and signed up to be a Brain Buddie. I love that this is a way that my kids and I can help to support others. Since it's the holiday season, I sat down with my son Wes and we made some ornaments to put in Christmas cards. Can you guess which ones I made?
I know that the crafting community is full of big hearts and everyone finds such wonderful ways to give of themselves. I like to share the little things that my family and I do because you never who you may inspire. I know that I find myself inspired daily!