Saturday, November 29, 2008

Calling for Twitter Members to help a Family out this Holiday Season

This request is for another Special Needs Mom on Twitter. Her daughter Janelle is six years old and has a rare form of Epilepsy called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. The Mom, Kelly was diagnosed on Thanksgiving Day with a form of Leukemia.

I would like to bring a gas card for her husband to have to help with the expense of traveling to visit Kelly. I want to get a gift card or gift certificates from some websites for presents for her kids Jack and Janelle. I live fairly close to a Toys R Us and can get one to bring to Kelly so she could order items online for her kids. I think a grocery store card would be a welcomed gift also.

She was transferred from Orange County to UCLA in West Los Angeles where she will be for one month. She is hopeful to return home by Christmas. I live in Los Angeles near Downtown. I spoke to Kelly on the phone this evening and will be visiting her later next week.

Anyone who contributes please let me know your twitter ID so I can add it to the card to Kelly. This is the Holiday Season, please consider helping the family out by donating any amount possible so that some gift cards can be delivered. Thank you for reading this and wanting to help out a fellow twitter member.

Picture of the family.


GeekMommy said...

You already know I want to contribute.
Send me an email to the one on my twitter background?
Or heck, I'll DM you too!!


Vicki said...

thanks Lucretia (@GeekMommy). I'm in.


louislandon said...

I contributed. My name is Louis Landon and my twitter name is

love and peace always and everywhere

Laura Iriarte said...

Hi Bonnie, I just donated! So sweet of you to help them! :)

Karen Putz/DeafMom said...

Hi Bonnie,
My heart goes out to the family.

Mrs Guru said...

Hi Bonnie, I just contributed. @sellingomaha

GingerK said...
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Ginger Kenney said...

Bonnie, thanks for helping this young family, especially when you already have a lot on your plate.
I contributed, hope many more will as well.


califmom said...

Just made my donation.

ginabad said...

Just made my donation, from ginabad @ twitter. This is awesome of you Bonnie, to help the family out.

tara @ kidz said...

I'm just stopping by through momdot and I'm glad I did. I linked to the safety site and - what a great resource!

I'm not on Twitter or I would definitely help a sister out. To be honest I have heard lots about Twitter, but I don't know exactly what it is! =) Embarassing but true. Maybe that will be my next stop.

autismfamily said...

I visited Kelly on Wed Dec 10th at UCLA med ctr and brought 2 $50 gift cards to Toys R US, 1 $15 for McDonalds and 1 for $40 to Vons grocery store.

I wrote down the twitter IDs on the card. She acknowledged them at

thanks for helping out their family. ~ Bonnie

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