So, one of my best friends is going through a really, really tough time right now. Her father, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, just had surgery to remove his tumor. While recovering, he had a massive stroke, and the doctors are saying he might not wake up again. Shonna has spent all…
I think it was Duia that said knowing Shonna is like knowing Jesus—she is a good and generous person and has done so much to support everyone around her from sending bags full of soup to a friend who couldn’t afford food to writing me recommendation letters. It is cosmically unfair that this is happening to her family. If you have anything to spare, think about pitching in to help them out.
Shonna was my very first friend I met from the internet. I went to my first Fall Out Boy concert with her in Houston- we agreed to meet up on a LiveJournal community (lol, LJ) and huddled together for hours in the cold, then a few more smooshed against the barricade sweaty and screaming every lyric. I was one of the first friends to meet her oldest son Spencer, who is six years old now and has a baby brother Logan. They are the sweetest little boys who are just blessed with the greatest mother I have ever known. Shonna welcomes everyone into her home with loving arms, delicious food, and the kindest heart.
She has helped me countless times when I needed her, without question, and I want to signal boost this out to anyone who can help her now in her time of need. If you have had the gift of knowing Shonna, or even if you are meeting her now for the first time through those of us whose lives she has touched, I ask that if you can please donate anything that you can spare. Every little bit helps. <3
Let me be brief.
When I was too poor to feed myself and too proud to ask my parents for help, Shonna sent me food from her own kitchen (in another city, might I add) to make sure I was able to eat. I have spent the subsequent years always trying to stay mindful of how important it is to pay that kindness forward.
If there is any amount you can spare to help her out, please do.