My good friend Mme Marbles just sent me this link. Her friend Collie’s five year old daughter, Maddie James, is dying of an inoperable brain tumor and likely has only weeks to live. Maddie’s favorite place is the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California, and she and her family are determined to raise enough money ($1 million) for a new dock and learning center in Maddie’s name.
These are scary and cynical times in which we live; the animosity and discord threatens to blacken our hearts. It is stories like these, however, that remind us of what’s really important: friends, family, and love. So — if you’re so inclined — dig into your pockets and donate whatever you can to the Maddie James Foundation. Let’s help this precious little girl realize her dream.
For more information about the Maddie James Foundation, and to make a donation, click here.
[via CBS Los Angeles]
[From Silly Black Lady to Sappy Black Lady. There’s something in the air, I guess. -ABLxx]