I’m still recovering from a car accident a month ago, so I need to significantly limit my time at the computer. This blog article is too important to postpone writing, however.
I need your help.
We all get requests for our attention, support, and financial donations regularly. I — like most of you — do as much as I can, as often as I can. Now is one of those times.
Claire Ricci is a graduate of my yoga teacher training, a former employee, and a friend. She and her husband Chris have weathered — and thrived — in conditions that would destroy most of us. Many years ago, Chris survived a violent attack that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Two years ago, he fought — and won! — a battle against throat cancer. A few months after achieving remission, he had a stroke. The road they’ve traveled since then has been long, littered with obstacles, and often lonely.
Through it all, Claire has been his advocate, his cheerleader, his caretaker, his love. Chris has spent the last two years in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities several hours away from their home. Claire has stayed by his side through it all, and the costs have taken a toll on their savings. Enough of a toll that they are in danger of losing their home, which would mean giving up their beloved dog, Rocket.
Recently, Claire gave a few of her friends permission to share their story. We’ve raised enough money to keep their home safe through the end of the year, and Chris has simultaneously made some remarkable strides that make it very possible that he will return there. Once that happens, he will need specialized support, including expensive wheelchairs, visiting nurses, and other rehabilitative services as he continues healing.
Can you help?
If possible, please read, share, and consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign at this link. There have never been two people more worthy.
As a thank you, anyone who donates $10 or more and lets me know by either commenting on this blog or e-mailing me at Tracy@WholeLifeYoga.com will receive their choice of an autographed copy of my 4th Downward Dog Mystery, A Fatal Twist, or 10% off their next class pass or series class at Whole Life Yoga.
All four books in the Downward Dog Mystery Series are available at booksellers everywhere!