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Monday, July 30, 2007

Support for Lauren

I have a friend, and she is suffering. It isn't fair!

Lauren is my friend. I have never met her in person. I have never talked to her on the phone. However she is my friend, and I hold her near and dear to my heart. I have "known" Lauren through my online baby board for several years now. She is a wonderfully devoted wife, mother and friend. For much of the time I have known her, she has suffered from many health ailments, but she has never been a complainer. The last week of June, she finally got some answers to what has been plaguing her. She has Lyme Disease. Even though I have known this diagnosis for a little over a month now, it has taken me this long to process it. I know very little of this disease, and it is said to be a secret epidemic. Through Lauren, I am learning so much more. Here is one of the sites she has found most helpful!

Lauren is brave. Lauren is a fighter. Lauren can beat this and be healthy again. I just know it. I do believe, however that she needs support. I believe that she needs lots of positive support to keep her mind on the healing path. An inner voice is urging me to help her make this happen. Lauren has been on my mind a lot lately, and I finally decided to take some action. She is just embarking on this road to recovery, and I feel she can use all the love and support she can get.
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Please join me in supporting Lauren in fighting this disease. Please take this Support Icon I made, and post it on your blog, or Internet community. Help get the word out about this disease, and Lauren's journey. You can simply right click on the icon and save it to your computer. Then upload it to the host of your choice, and place it on your Blog. You may choose to make it clickable, as I have, so that it will lead people to Lauren's Blog of her Lyme Disease journey. If you need help creating this link, please let me know. I'd be happy to help.

I appreciate your taking the time to learn more about this disease, and give a little support to my friend. If you are interested in another way to support Lauren, please contact me for the details at: Thank you!

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Sara@Sarandipity said...

Corey, if you use the html code from photobucket and substitute Lauren's web address for the address it will allow it to be clickable and go straight to Lauren's site. I think it's a wonderful idea to support her and I've already snagged the image and put it in my side panel. :D You are an awesome friend!

Laura said...

Great post, Corey! :)

We love you, Lauren!!!

Lauren said...

Oh my gosh, you are the sweetest, Corey!! This brought tears to my eyes. Your support and everyone else's means so very much to me. I am so blessed to have such great friends!!! Thank you for being there... you have touched me deeply. *hugs*

Maude Lynn said...

Now that Lauren has a diagnosis, I hope that she can get some relief! Great post, and you are a great friend.

Unknown said...

Thank you Corey, you write so well and you are such great friend !!
I am so glad that Lauren finally got answers and can now fight this.
We are all here for you, Lauren !!

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