If you’ve followed any of my five blogs, you’re probably already aware that one of the five remaining big goals I have before dying is to help raise money to give to those who can find a cure for IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
You also know, no matter how long you’ve been reading, that I’ve never asked for anything, except that you do something great.
I’m not asking you to make a donation. I have formed a for-profit corporation to make money in various ways, to give away. Sort of like a non-profit but radically different.
Non-profits ask for money. While the future cannot be predicted, and I may ultimately need to ask for donations, the vision is clear – do not ask for money, make money.
Then give it to smart, dedicated people who’ll work tirelessly to find the cure.
Once IBD is cured, we’ll move on the the next big cause.
Anyway, here’s a link from an email yesterday, if you want to give.
Childhood diseases stick. Adult diseases stink. And there are so many of both.
What is a caring person to do? We all know, “You can’t do it all”. So perhaps the best approach is simply to become an advocate and supporter of the disease that hits closest to home.
Last night my son (9) and I had dinner at Epcot, at The Walt Disney World Resort. We were celebrating “Wednesday”. Since our Catechism class was cancelled, it was a free night, and we spontaneously chose Epcot. We live very close by.
During the long walk to our car and then on the short drive home, my son couldn’t hold his need to go to the bathroom. He begged me to pull over even though we were four minutes from home. So I did.
There’s really no way to adequately describe what happened.
And last night, after finally arriving home, a faithful follower of these blogs wrote a note that couldn’t have been more timely. While I usually keep my spiritual side reserved for jeffnoel.org, I’d just like to say thank you for your prayers.
All of us have some sort of Hell we are going through. These jeff noel blogs (5 total) are the seeds of “therapy” for us to learn to help each other – more often.