Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Call for Help

This is far from my usual fair at Mormon Foodie, but I felt compelled enough to post it because of all my blogs, this one has the most traffic. I want to thank my friend, and fellow blogger, Mark Hansen, for letting me know.

It turns out that Dan Smith, a long time friend of mine, is fighting cancer for the second time. He went in a year ago with thyroid cancer, which they thought they had treated successfully, but it's come back in a form no one expected.

You can find Dan's story here:


and here:


This has hit me harder than I would have thought it might. It may be because I'm just coming out of losing my father to an aggressive brain cancer. I don't know.

Dan and I lost track of each other some years ago. There was a sort of unspoken falling out, as it were. (The details aren't important.) I've tried to make contact with him on a few occasions through email, but he's never returned them. In spite of that, I want to encourage everyone to go read Dan's story and, if you can, donate through PayPal at the http://yw7.brushthralls.com/ page, to help his family offset the medical costs.

Thank you. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog programming.

1 comment:

ksonders said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend, as well as your father, John. Best wishes to your family,