Good day to you.
I am writing to you today with a story that might interest
you. Please read on.
McKenzie Haskell is a wonderful wife and mom. I know the former because I am the guy who
was lucky enough to be chosen by her. The
latter I know because our children, Nathanael (5) and Savannah (4) are turning
out to be such wonderful kids. McKenzie
home schools our kids, keeps the families basic needs happening, acts as social
director and manages the family finances.
This year I have watched her go through one of the hardest
things she will ever do. You see,
McKenzie’s mom is dying of lung cancer.
There’s no hyperbole there.
McKenzie's mom was diagnosed last August with Stage IV small cell lung
cancer. By the time it was diagnosed it
had spread to her chest outside of her lungs, her brain and to other organ
systems as well. She has fought hard,
but the doctors have done all they can do now.
This story isn’t unique, of course.
Not knowing what else to do, McKenzie signed up to
participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Geneva, NY on
July 28-29, 2012. She enlisted several
of her family members and friends in the cause.
Our team, The
Cave Crashers has raised $10,800.00 as of 6:00 PM on 7/27/12. This is not bad for a small town Relay for
Early on, McKenzie was reading through the support materials
for the Relay and that teams can attain a fundraising level of “Sapphire”,
which is $15,000.00. This took on
significance for my wife as her mom’s favorite color is Sapphire Blue. At present we are 1 day away from the Relay,
and without some unknown force becoming involved we will not make our team goal
This is where I am hoping you might be able to help. I know you all have great hearts, and I am
hoping you will help. We’ve never been
fancy people, but I would like to give this sapphire to my wife this year, in
honor of her mom. Donations can be made
through the Cave
Crashers team page (American Cancer Society hosted). The full link is here:
I realize I am sending this along late in the game, so to
speak. This is my last ditch effort to
get us there. It’s not going to change
the course of things for McKenzie's mom, but it will lift my wife’s spirits in this time
to know she got this sapphire for her mom.
Thank you for taking the time to read this either way. Have a wonderful day.