Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Celebrating Nie Nie Day Tomorrow...

Thursday, August 27, is officially Nie Nie Day. There will be loads of auctions and blog entries celebrating the life of Stephanie Nielson all over the internet. You can read about Stephanie and her husband, Christian, below:

I was visiting one of my favorite blogs last night and learned of a catastrophic event affecting an entire family out in Arizona and Utah. Christian and Stephanie Nielson, parents to 4 small children, were seriously injured when the small plane they were in crashed. The pilot was killed and the Nielsons were badly burned. It is estimated the financial cost of their hospitalization and rehabilitation will skyrocket into the millions. Then there are the household and children's expenses on top of that.

Many people are offering prayers and donations to help the family through this. If you wish to make a donation, please click on the "donations for NieNie" logo below:

Any amount will be appreciated. I donated the proceeds from my last two sales on Etsy. In addition, the proceeds from the sale of this necklace will be donated.

Stephanie and Christian are expected to recover from their injuries eventually. The family is keeping a blog recording the progress of Stephanie and Christian if you want to read about them. After reading the blog I was deeply moved to help - the family are facing this terrible situation with spirituality, humility, and even humor.

For a list of auctions please visit this website and look for the Design Mom link.


Terri said...

Kate what a terrible and sad thing for a family to go through, especially with kids.My prayer are with them. I will check out how to donate.


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for sharing this-I'm actually in AZ. I'm off to see what my family can do to help.

3rdEyeMuse said...

my heart goes out to all of them. thank you for the info.

dubuhdudesigns said...

Gorgeous necklace! Since the auction was kind of last minute (with a loong list) maybe you can donate this for the Etsy benefit sale later this month. I'm going to try and work on something this week for that. It's so great to see people getting involved, including you!