First, I just want to thank everyone who has helped to spread the word about Lori's story. The response has been amazing. The hits on the website are coming from all over the place and I know it's because all of you are sending the links onto your friends and contacts. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.
To update you all on Lori: Lori has been in ICU for two weeks now. She was intubated about 10 days ago because her breathing had simply gotten to a point where her body was struggling and it was affecting her blood pressure/heart rate etc. Obviously, we all prayed that it wouldn't get to this point, but we remain hopeful that somehow, some way she can beat this thing.
She has been incredibly moved by the show of financial support from friends and strangers. Two weeks ago, I mailed a cashiers' check to her mortgage company which saved her house--momentarily -from foreclosure.
It is because of the kindness of strangers, people who believed that each of us has the capacity to make change. Whether the donation was $1.80 or $500, together, we were able to give Lori the peace of mind of knowing her mother and her son will have a place to be while she continues to fight this battle. We've raised enough money that the house will remain safe for at least a few more months. What we've done is buy them time. Time to heal and time for doctors to assess their next move.
Thank you to EVERYONE who has continued to share this message. I will continue to post updates here. Please feel free to message me, if you have questions, etc.