As is obvious from the lack of posts this week, I’ve had a tough few days. But today I found out that an author friend of mine, Karli Rush, is having the worst week ever. Karli lost her husband to a heart attack last week and is now attempting to make ends meet with two children to care for – one son who is Autistic, and the other who is on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. I can’t even imagine how Karli feels. I may not talk to Karli every day, but I know she is a kind and compassionate person. She is dedicated to her kids, her family and her writing, and my heart just goes out to her.
Friends of Karli’s have set up a fundraiser to help her pay for the cost of a funeral and the other immediate expenses a family needs after experiencing this kind of loss. Every dollar will help support this family till they are back on their feet. If you don’t feel comfortable donating online, you can still help Karli by buying a few of her books. She is an independent author, just as I am, and I know how hard it can be to depend on a financial situation that has ups and downs every month. If you already enjoy writing, grabbing up one of her books will not only help her, but that bookish side of you, too.
Please SHARE this post, retweet it, re-blog it…whatever you can do to help spread the word that this family needs a helping hand. All of us at one time in our lives will need help. So, please…help pay it forward today.
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And Karli – you are forever in my thoughts.