Giving can be a challenge. Giving of time, giving of money, and giving of energy takes a toll on us all at various points.
Giving Tuesday was yesterday and our efforts alone on this charitable day raised almost $7000 for our non-profit organization.
Perhaps this support (following our most successful gala to date) came at a perfect time as our patience and faith have been tested during the course of the past months in virtually every way.
Then we saw the smiling faces at the gala of those who cared enough to support our efforts. On giving Tuesday, we surpassed our goal by 3353%. Though it is not the million or so we need to support the research efforts necessary to move research and therapy options forward for dada2, every dollar counts.
Our first gala came at a time when Kelsey’s arms were full of inflammatory markers and inexplicable red nodules. Our third gala came at a time when round, red lesions lingered even with intense treatment and therapies. We are trying to remain strong and appreciate all of the many who supported us over the past few weeks with words and donations.
We ask you to mark your calendars for November 23, 2019 and hope that our fourth gala does not have us facing so much uncertainty.
Kelsey & Kelsey’s Kaleidoscope, Inc.