That was Linda Burnasakorn’s life. Then one day she woke up with what she thought was the flu. In the blink of an eye she was in the ICU fighting for her life. Over the next several months she fought to overcome pneumonia, collapsed lungs, multiple infections, internal bleeding, organs on the verge of shutting down, blood clots and so much more.
Despite all the challenges and setbacks, Linda made it through!
But, as a consequence of her illness and extremely low blood pressure, her doctors needed to amputate both of Linda’s feet and all of her fingers. Linda has been such an inspiration to all who know her (and many that don’t) throughout her ordeal. Within weeks of losing her legs she was up and walking on her own, with the aid of prosthetics. Linda’s last hand surgery was in January and she is already out driving, cooking, doing laundry and even tying shoelaces!
Linda still has much more to overcome. There are the medical bills from 6 and a half months in intensive care and rehab. She will need additional prosthetic legs and insurance coverage is limited. And Linda and her family need to sell their current home. It is located on the second floor in a building without an elevator. A situation that isn’t conducive to Linda’s new circumstances.
And this is where we hope you come in! Linda’s story could be anyone’s story. There was no rhyme or reason to why this happened to her. I’m sure that every one of us would hope that if we were to find ourselves in a similar situation the scrapbook community would rally around us. We want to bring this community together to help support this incredibly brave, inspirational and phenomenal woman. And, in turn, to thank you for helping out we are offering some unbelievable prizes!
You could be the lucky winner of a Cocoa Daisy Destinations event in Greece with Ali Edwards, Karen Russell and Jenni Bowlin worth $3000! Or any of the generously donated prizes listed below!! To be entered to win all you need to do is make a donation through www.paypal.com to LindaB@cocoadaisy.com to be entered to win. One ticket is $10 and you’ll receive an extra ticket for every $50 donated (separate donations cannot be aggregated). The fundraiser runs from today, April 29th through May 22, 2010. Winners will be announced on May 26th. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to help a fellow scrapbooker in need and the chance to find yourself enjoying the beaches of Mykonos with some of your favorite scrapbook celebrities!
-A spot in Karen Russell’s online “The Photographer’s Workshop”
-A wall canvas designed by Ali Edwards
-$150 in Jenni Bowlin products and a 3 month subscription to Jenni’s Mercentile Scrapbook Kits.
-$250 of American Crafts Products
-4 Crops in a Box from Cosmo Cricket (each contains supplies for a party of 6)
-A project kit designed by Christine Drumheller
-An assortment of scrapbook storage totes from Cropper Hopper
-A Kenner Road kit and Embellishment Kit
-An autographed copy of Lisa Pace’s Delight in the Details
-One April and one May Scarlet Lime Kits to one winner
-Scarlet Lime Beadart $50 Gift Certificate
-A layout designed by Stephanie Howell
-3 Six-month subscription to Studio Calico and 3 $75 Anthology rub-on collections
YAY!!! Maya Road just offered two $100 Gift Certificates for the fundraiser as well!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I did not have the opportunity to be on the Cocoa Daisy Design team with Linda. But I have gone to her blog and read all about her struggles, and faith, and courage. And I encourage you to so as well. I will be contributing to this, I only wish I could do more. I am grateful to have my fingers so that I can take pictures, and scrapbook and type on the computer and do all the things that I do everyday. Can you imagine all that being taken away? Her story mobilizes my humanity. I hope you feel the same way. Life is too short not to help each other, this is what it's all about. I'm lucky, I get to make a difference in my patients' lives everyday. Today you can make a difference in someone's life. Happy Monday (and happy everyday, isn't it just a great day to be alive?) to you. Until tomorrow. :)