A blogger I love to read is in need of help. Some of you may have noticed the little "Donate to NieNie" icon listed to the right. It is for anyone so inclined to help contribute funds to Stephanie Nielson and her family. Stephanie is a blogger living in Mesa, Arizona with her husband and four children. She and her husband were in a private plane crash recently, both suffering significant injuries. Stephanie has third degree burns over 80 percent of her body, her husband has 30 percent third degree burns. Both are in medically induced comas while doctors work on skin graft surgeries. Many in the blogging family are helping by donating work to be auctioned, having their own auctions or just plain donating money to help the mounting medical bills facing this lovely family.
To give you an idea of the massive expense involved, this is taken from the Burn Resource Center:
"Burns are one of the most expensive catastrophic injuries to treat. For example, a burn of 30% of total body area can cost as much as $200,000 in initial hospitalization costs and for physicians fees. For extensive burns, there are additional significant costs which will include costs for repeat admission for reconstruction and for rehabilitation."
I am contributing this necklace featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry spring '08 issue to be auctioned, proceeds to benefit this family.
For more information about this tragic event and how you can help, visit Stephanie's sister's blog
Also visit Stephanie's blog to learn more about the Nielson family and ways to help.
Won't you please join me?