love for nie

i'm a little slow on the announcement band wagon for spreading the word on a story of tragedy and incredible human compassion for one of our fellow blogging friends. this is a story that has stuck with me all week ~ i can't stop thinking about it actually, so i am sorry for being late on bringing this up on studio wellspring ~ but it's not too late for it to be useful.
a lovely woman and delightful blogger, stephanie nielson and her husband christian were in a very serious plane crash last week. they are a young couple with four children under the age of six. they are in critical condition with a very long & very expensive recovery ahead of them. stephanie has third degree burns covering 80% of her body and christian has third degree burns over 30% of his body. the outreach to help them has been so inspirational, and you can be a part of it too! online auctions are all over the blogiverse to help them with the expenses and there's a fund you can contribute to directly as well.
as of yesterday, 300 websites & blogs are auctioning off some super wonderful items for the family's benefit, in all price ranges. go here to see the comprehensive list: http://www.designmom.com/ . i've included photos from some of the items to tantilize you into jumping over & bidding.
if you are able, please consider contributing to this fund that will go directly to the family. http://www.nierecovery.com/
more info and updates about stephanie and christian can be found here: http://blog.cjanerun.com/


tangobaby said...

Oh that is so terribly sad! Of course it would be hard to share such sad news.

Thank you for making us aware of this story and I will go to see designmom blog and the others you've mentioned.

paris parfait said...

It's so good of you to help spread the word. Such a tragedy. Of course we must do what we can to help. xoxox

studio wellspring said...

hi tb & pp ~ it's stories like this that remind us how precious life is & how quickly things can change in an instant. savor what you have while you have it because nothing is permanent.....