Sunday, February 27, 2011

How YOU Can Make a Difference in One Woman's Life AND Death.

I have often heard the question asked "How can I make a difference? I am only one person."

The answer is really very simple. By being an example. By taking the lead. By spreading the word. By refusing to do nothing when you see a need.

We all have the ability to make a difference in someone Else's life, no matter how small it is. It does not need to be a grand gesture (although, if you have the means to do that, please do so if that's what you feel led to do) or a public display. It can be as simple as saying a prayer for and sending a card to a woman who is dying of cancer, and is feeling like the world has forgotten her.

Please join the movement to show Lisa that LOVE really does WIN and its not just a catchphrase used by some to look hip and relevant. Who, when the chips are down, won't (or can't) put their money where their mouth's are.

We are asking that you say a prayer for Lisa and send her a card or note of encouragement.  Its that easy. If you can't send a card, then please say a prayer. If you send a card, all we ask is that you note where you are from and what church you attend (if you do).  We also  ask that you DO NOT send get well soon sentiments.( i realize this should go without saying, but to avoid any confusion :)

Please read more about Lisa's story here and here. You can write to Lisa at the address below. Sue P. will make sure that any correspondence is delivered to her at the hospital.

Lisa Bailey
3201 Dody Ave
Apartment 2
Michigan City, IN 46360

To those of you who have already responded, God bless you and thank you! You will never know how much you have impacted Lisa's life. A Big shout out to my man "The Flower Boy" JZ! There is no one like you, and that's a shame. You are one of the most loving, generous and thoughtful people i know, and i am forever blessed and thankful to call you friend! YOU ROCK!!!

Peace, love and JOY!

Friday, February 25, 2011

UPDATE: Send a card and Say a Prayer!

I would like to thank everyone for their amazing response to the cause for care of our sweet sister Lisa.

I learned that she is going to have to remain hospitalized through the weekend, including her Big Birthday. The Dr. found a blood clot in her arm.  This is very disappointing. Who wants to spend their birthday in the hospital, right?

So,for anyone who feels inclined, if you prefer to send a note of encouragement instead of a birthday card, please feel free to do so. Lisa's son will be taking any mail she receives to her at the hospital. I personally would love to see the walls of her room so full of cards, that one cannot tell the paint color!

Let that be my challenge to you! If you have a compassion group, or friends that like to write cards, please feel free to invite them to participate. The more the merrier is what I say!

God Bless you all.
Peace, love and JOY!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Lisa and "our" dog Izzy
Many of you may remember a series of posts I did this time last year about my friend *Sally.
First off, let me start by unmasking the infamous *Sally… Her real name is Lisa Bailey.

Lisa has been battling cancer for years. She was in remission for awhile, thought to be cured, only to find that it had reappeared in a new location. For the last year or so, most everything the Drs. have tried, Lisa has had an adverse reaction to. Lisa has been a part of our family for as long as I can remember. She attended high school with my mom’s youngest twin sisters.

I want to share an email I received this morning from my aunt regarding Lisa and her situation, and then I would like to share with you how you can help:

“I just got a call from Lisa Bailey, she is in St. Joseph Med Center in Mishawaka. Her oncologist came in this morning and gave her more bad news. The cancer has spread to her nerves and to her right leg. He is recommending one more (and the last he can offer) round of chemo...guaranteeing no side effects and hair loss to her. She has a big decision to make. Please pray for peace and the right decision for her. She has reactions to most everything she is put on and really, really needs our prayer support. She is pretty much alone and is losing her life at a fast pace. Please pray with me and rally around her with me.
Thank you in advance for your prayer support and for standing in the gap for Lisa with me.
In His Service and for His glory,
Sue Prybylla”

This is the part where you come in. Lisa’s 50th birthday is on February 27th. I am asking you all to do two things for her.

1. Pray for her in earnest.
2. Send her a birthday card/note of encouragement.

On it please include the city, state, and church (if you have one) that you attend.

My goal in this is that Lisa will feel so well loved that she cannot contain it, and that is what she remembers as she leaves this world and enters His Kingdom.
No one deserves to feel alone when they are dying.


Thank you all in advance for your prayers and your help on Lisa’s behalf.

Lisa’s address is: Lisa Bailey
                          3201 Dody Ave
                          Apartment 2
                          Michigan City, IN 46360

Please help us to be the church to Lisa and show her once again that we are not all defined by one certain group of people who are gathered within a particular building.  We are ALL His hands and feet.

Peace, Love and JOY!

ps. When Lisa moved from her house into the apartment, she could not take Izzy with her. She had also come to the point physically where she could no longer care for him like he needed to be cared for, so Izzy came to live with me. He has become such an integral and loving part of our family. He also provides a lot of our comic relief.