I’m looking for some support for a friend of mine who suffers from MS. There’s a lot of things he could use but first and foremost, he needs some encouragement and needs to know people are thinking about him. Sending him a card would be a great gesture and will take 5 minutes of your time and a stamp. Before you move on and click somewhere else, please think about the difference you could make.
Here is some background on Derek. He is an ex-colleague and friend of mine. He used to work as a sales manager in our Orlando branch but unfortunately last summer the company had to shut the branch down due to the economy and he lost his job. A few months later he was diagnosed with MS. Since Derek was very active (he cycled a lot; also loves following my mountain adventures), that was obviously a huge shock for him but optimistic as he is, he found his humor back and slowly started moving on. Unfortunately disaster struck again recently as his wife decided to leave him. That really put him down and on top of that, his house will be up for sale as well. Needless to say, that is a lot for one person to take. He has great friends and family but often still feels alone in all this and needs a little support.
So, if you want to help someone out in need, simply writing him a card with a word of encouragement will make a huge difference right now. If you have a personal anecdote to add, that would be great as well.
If you are interested, please send me an email on [email protected]
and I will send you his address and a link to his blog.
Thanks SO much!!
Edit: I updated this thread below