How to Help
Life changes so quickly, and the outpouring of support has been tremendous. We appreciate those who've given time and attention over the past few months, and realize day-by-day that we really couldn't do without the support of others in this fight.
Nearly everyone we speak to asks how they can help - so we've come up with a few items below that we sorely need.
We're keeping a list of people who can help us with caring for our animals at the mini-ranch here in Whispering Pines. We need folks with horse experience to feed, water, run them, and muck while we're away for chemo days in the valley.
Also on the list are gathering eggs, cleaning coops, and caring for our dogs. If you think you may be able to assist - please reach out!
Stay with Us at the BNB
We plan to continue to run the BNB house and have worked out increased aid from our cleaning company and other partners.
The BNB house is a primary source of income for us, and we are shooing for 80% occupancy to ensure we cover expenses for everything for 2022 so we can maintain operations. Please come to visit if you can, your patronage is greatly appreciated.
While we have insurance, we are learning that it will not cover all of the medical and ancillary expenses that come with this fight. The cancer center is also 2 hours away, adding expenses on all sides.
If you are in a position to assist financially, our support team is running a 'gofundme' where donations are accepted. Thank you in advance for any support as we work towards our goal.
"The cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine."
- Queen Elizabeth
It's difficult to ask for help sometimes, but as help has been given we understand how much we've needed it. We appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support as Melisa fights in the coming months and thank you for showing us the meaning of words like community, friendship, and compassion.