People have said that we don’t have a heart around here.
Well, horseshit. We just don’t give a crap about you when you produce lame advertising. But one of the founding principles of this blog was to help Denver suck less, and right now it couldn’t suck more for a local family.
To cut a long story short, the Spicer’s are in dire straits. Their little girl Avery was diagnosed with cancer and her mom had to quit her job to take care of her. She was living at the hospital for three months straight, and had no income for a year. We were initially told they had no health insurance, which was true. But, as we just found out, Medicaid did pick up most of the tab for the health bills. However, due to a turd of an economy, her husband lost his job, so however you look at it, their little girl’s cancer was the start of a massive downhill spiral that sent them into rocketing debt. Here’s what Melissa, Avery’s mom, had to say
“I am writing this to ask for your help – whether you are able to give financial support or spiritual support. We are desperate at this point. Even if it is only $5, it will add up together in the end. If you aren’t able to financially donate, even a prayer for our situation would be appreciated. God has answered so many of our prayers over the past year, and I know He will show us the way. I hate to lose this house. We worked so hard to get this house and used Kelvin’s inheritance from his mother to help achieve our dream home. I hate to lose her legacy to us, to her grandchildren. If it is meant to be, then it is meant to be, but I REFUSE to let go without a fight. I pray that you don’t take this request the wrong way. I hope I am not stepping out of line by asking for this, and like I said at the beginning, I feel so torn about asking in the first place. I figure you’ll help if you can, and pray if you can’t! Cancer really sucks.”
We’re not asking you to bail them out and buy the house. We’re not asking you to pay any medical bills. But if you can do something, anything, to help them give their family a decent Christmas, that would great. After this last year, they could certainly use something to smile about.
Advertising is a profession that goes hand-in-hand with money. We know you’re not all wealthy, shit this isn’t the 80s. But if you can spare $5 and maybe bring lunch from home tomorrow instead of eating at the local bar, then you’ll be doing some good.
Some of you may think this isn’t the time or place. Some may say that there are many needy people right now. Well yes, there are. But this is a family we heard about, and know about, and they deserve it.
If you want to make a donation, and can make a donation, here’s how to do it. Let’s help Denver suck less.
– Make a personal money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail (made out to Avery Spicer Leukemia Fund)
Kelvin and Melissa Spicer
7141 S. Oak Hill Circle
Aurora, CO 80016