But Team Julie Knows

My husband and I share our computer. It’s generally no big deal, since he doesn’t care to fool with it much. So I can have it whenever I please. Which suits me just fine.

But every once in awhile, when I run into the back bedroom to check on something, I get a little surprise on the computer screen. Because Doug forgets to log out of whatever he’s been up to online and I get an eyeful of something I’d rather not know about.

Like this morning. When I wiggled the mouse impatiently and the screen came to life. And there is was before me. My husband’s latest online pursuit.

Wait for it…

It was a recipe. For braised chicken feet.

Well that’s just gross, isn’t it?

Now, don’t worry yourself. I did what I needed to do. Got out of that icky website. Erased it from the history log, just to be on the safe side. And I’ll not mention this to my husband in hopes that he will forget that he ever looked that crazy recipe up in the first place.

Of course, that’s not the first time I’ve been surprised by a person online.

Because at the suggestion of Team Julie’s dear friend at Dragonlane a few years ago, we launched a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo, soon after my little sister was diagnosed with cancer, and we were facing astronomical medical bills that were crippling Julie’s ability to prolong her life for as long as possible. And good heavens, were we surprised by all those lovely people who generously offered donations and words of encouragement to Julie in her time of need. Family. Friends. Family of friends. Friends of family.

We even heard from people we had never met before, because our circle of people shared Julie’s stories among their own circles too. It was truly miraculous. And Julie and I speak of that campaign often. And we remind ourselves that our supporters will never know the difference they made in Julie’s life and in the lives of her team members. But Team Julie Knows.

So when Ms. Dragonlane was visiting with Julie and me earlier this fall, she got our attention when she shared the circumstances surrounding Carol, a close friend of hers. With an older sister. A team of family and friends. And a cancer diagnosis that has changed their world. And the expenses that haunt their efforts to keep this new cancer warrior as positive and supported as possible. Carol’s team has launched a campaign at indiegogo in her behalf, which you can visit by clicking here.

If you are able to donate, how awesome. If, instead, you’d prefer to send words of care and support, that would be wonderful. Those two sisters may not recognize your name, or know who you are. But you must believe this message from Team Julie. You’ll never know the difference you will have made in Carol’s life and in the lives of her team members who support her. But Team Julie Knows.

Thanks for checking in, and Go Team Julie

4 comments on “But Team Julie Knows

  1. rockyann says:

    Oh this is just so wonderful. Thank you, Cristy. I know for a fact that Carol is so uplifted (and overwhelmed) by the number of people who have donated or sent her notes of encouragement.

  2. Carol Fleming says:

    How awesome to reach out to another band of Warriors!

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