The Development Team of Regarding Nannies loves spotlighting others in the nanny community who do good for others. Today I am asking you to give up one “Latte Factor” item and help make a little boy’s life a little better.
As you may remember we shared with you the story of Tara Lindsey who is the former nanny of Ryan and the fundraiser she put together for his medical costs. The fundraiser was very successful. Ryan is suffering with Burkitt’s Lymphoma for the past year.
Another nanny in our community is helping Ryan out. Charlotte wants to get Ryan an iPad to help him pass the long days and nights while he is battling the return of his cancer. Ryan is in the hospital now with tumors on his spine. I shared a note from Charlotte on The Financial Nanny blog the other day, but here is Charlotte’s note. I truly hope you can spare some money to help put a smile back on Ryan’s face!
As nannies it is only natural that we become attached to “our” kids. We are with them for many hours a week, feed them, care for them, and share in their ups and downs. We can’t help but fall in love with them. Tara Lindsay is a nanny who loves the kids that she cares for. If you are friends with her on Facebook, you have no doubt had a chuckle or two at the stories she tells of her current charges. Her love for them is obvious. Her love for a previous charge – Ryan – is obvious, too.
Ryan’s story can be found at www.ryanrocks.net, but the short version is this: Ryan is now a very sick little boy. He has been battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma for almost a year now. Tara has often taken to Facebook to ask for prayers for Ryan. She has shared updates of his condition, and even helped organize a fundraiser to raise money for his medical expenses.
In March, Ryan’s family received news that he was in the clear, medically. In May, he was back in the hospital fighting for his life. This poor little 7 year old boy has spent the last year in and out of hospitals.
We (the nanny community) are trying to raise money to buy Ryan an iPad. He needs things that improve his hand strength and dexterity, not to mention things to distract him and keep him busy as he is stuck in bed quite often. The goal is $850, which would buy him the largest WiFi iPad available, a case, and a $50 iTunesgift card to get him started.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please email me at phillychar (at) gmail (dot) com for information. We are trying to get this surprise to him as soon as possible, so please hurry! Don’t worry if you don’t have much to give. This is a case where literally every bit helps. If every nanny reading this gives just $5, we will surpass our goal in no time.
So if you can spare a latte/$5.00 this weekend and send Charlotte the money to help get Ryan the iPad please contact her at phillychar (at) gmail (dot) com. She will send you her paypal address or an address to mail a check. Thank you so much for helping out!