Monday, July 28, 2008

Hockey Fans & Bloggers Helping Kristin Thomas

I got a really nice message in my email today about a Denver area mother who unfortunately was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to which regular treatment does not work for her. So, a more intensive program has been enacted, but it costs a great deal of money. Here is a brief description on her blog website as a plea for help.
Kristin (Katie) Thomas is a 33-year-old single mother and geneticist from Denver, Colorado. Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2007, she was unresponsive to traditional treatment and is now showing great progress in a unique clinical trial that is not covered by her health insurance. All proceeds from auction sales will go towards her continued treatment. Individuals can also donate directly to her treatment fund.
eBay and the NHL are partnering up to offer some great hockey memorabilia with all the proceeds going to Katie's treatment. I took a look at the NHL hockey loot for sale and found some really nice things.
The auction begins today and includes signed sticks, jerseys, pucks and pictures by current and former all-stars and Hall of Famers including Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, Brendan Shanahan, Steve Yzerman, Patrick Roy and Evgeni Malkin. In addition, other sports memorabilia including signed jerseys and helmets from John Elway and Brett Favre are up for auction.
So, please consider donating to this worthy cause.

[Via: Help Katie Fight & eBay Page]

[Cross-posted: Confessions of A Hockey Fanatic (Blogathon Edition): NHL Helping You Help Katie Fight Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma]
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