In addition to the fun we will have at our Papercraft party on Saturday May 2nd, I am hoping that we can raise some funds to help out a local family who really deserves a break! All profit from registration fees and prize draws etc will go to Shelby and her family in addition to 10% of Papercraft Cafe product sales that day. Shelby and her husband Dan leave for Germany today. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Shelby has been suffering from Lyme disease for more than 3 years, but unfortunately it took 18 months to diagnose, causing further problems. She was forced to travel 11 hours to receive treatment as Lyme is not clinically recognized in Ontario. She has found another option, the Klinik St. Georg in Germany. Unfortunately this is a very costly treatment.
Prior to Shelby's illness, she was a nurse in the neonatal unit, caring for newborns struggling to survive. Due to her disease, she has been unable to work for over 3 years. With Lyme disease, Shelby has been struggling to be herself as she is constantly dizzy, in pain, extremely tired, and requires the use of a cane. This is a very debilitating disease that has taken away the small privileges life offers such as driving, shopping with her daughter, and simply spending time and playing with her daughter, son and husband.
Her family loved to golf, ride bikes, go swimming, skating, and really, just hang out. They would like to have their mom (and wife) return to the wonderful life she once cherished.