Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Prayers for Anissa

I'm reading: Prayers for AnissaTweet this!

Last night I saw the #prayersforAnissa hashtag on Twitter and got concerned. She has recently tweeted that her young daughter was found to be cancer-free after one year without chemo. My first thought was that there had been a mistake in the interpretation of the results and the cancer had returned. But, no.

I was shocked and saddened to find out that Anissa had suffered a severe stroke and was in ICU down it Atlanta. I think every mom on Twitter went to bed last night with thoughts of Anissa and her family.

By the crack of dawn today, the community had mobilized, thanks for Anissa's good friends.

I'm told that Anissa's group site, Aiming Low is having traffic-related server issues, so I'm sending you to Heather Spohr's site for information on how you can help Anissa's family.

There's been a call to for bloggers to use their PR connections to help- help with lodging for out of town family, food to provide sustenance, items to keep her three kiddos busy and more. I'm proud to say that my clients at ConAgra foods acted swiftly and without question when I raised the issue to them.

I mostly know Anissa through her funny, snarky comments on Twitter, but she can be quite poignant as well. My thoughts and prayers to Anissa and her family.


Rachel said...

Thank you for that. WE were humbled, floored, wowed and excited for them when we heard about con-agra.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

She is an amazing woman who draws amazing people around her.

She is a light for so many and a rock for many more.

Andrea Frazer said...

Oh, no. That just breaks my heart. God forbid any of us have to deal with this. My prayers are with her.

kristina said...

An excellent post. I have been thinking about her and her family. I thank you, too, for linking to her "poignant" post.

Shari said...

Lots of good wishes for her and the blogging community rallying around her family. Whoever said you cannot create a "real" community on the internet never meet the mommy bloggers.