Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Little Juju and the Cheesy Cross...

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Dawn from Because I Said So and I have partnered this week to create a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE for Julian...

with this piece of cheese...

In my last post, I wrote about this sign from above that manifested itself in the dried cheese in my frying pan. So many people commented that I should list this stupid piece of cheese on Ebay b/c of the lady who sold that Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese a couple years ago for $28,000.

I was turned off by the thought of that at first because I was thinking I could never live with myself if I paid off all of my debt by selling a piece of cheese to some LOON for $100,000!!! But then I thought of my friend Mimi and her 4-year old son Julian!

Julian was diagnosed last year with Medulloblastoma...brain cancer. Julian and his family deserve an OUT-OF-THE-ORDINARY, CRAZY, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS! I chatted with my FUN friend Dawn, and we decided, if we sold this piece of cheese, we could make that CRAZY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS a reality! It could help Julian's family to buy Christmas presents or pay medical bills!

Wouldn't that be great?! What a blessing it would be if it not only put me in a better frame of mind this past Monday morning, but it also helped out this wonderful family dealing with the horrible reality of childhood cancer! So, up for bid is my soon-to-be-famous CHEESE CROSS...it is approximately 2 1/2" long and 3/4" wide.

PLEASE help us to give Julian and his family he Christmas they deserve! Let's make some history!!! Email this auction to everyone you know, bid if you can but ABOVE ALL PRAY FOR A MIRACLE!!!!!

Dawn and I will keep you updated, so keep checking back!!! PLEASE

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12/05 -10pm: Many of you have asked so I added a DONATE button in the pink sidebar - so if the bidding goes higher than you can commit to, please feel free to donate what you can - I will keep you posted on this running total, too!

12/06 - 2pm: WOW! What an outpouring of love - I am so humbled!!!

Here are our stats...we have rec'd PayPal donations from PA, MN, IA, TN, TX and CA totalling 216.97!! There have been 2965 hits on the auction and it is up to 157.50 with 108 people "watching" the auction!!

The neat thing is all the comments people are leaving on the auction, so I am posting them on the auction when I respond!! Heather from RICE-A-RONI-VILLE decided to do the same thing for a local friend of hers whose son is also battling cancer!!! It's a revolution!

12/06 - 3:40pm - Oops! Someone brought it to Dawn's attention that there may be a glitch with our efforts on ebay simply b/c Julian is not an ebay recognized charity...I have an email in to see what I need to do so the auction doesn't get pulled. If we have to cancel the auction and re-list it, Dawn and I will both post a new link!

12/07 - 12 midnight - Just got news that Julian's MRI today was devestating to say the least. I am having a hard time even typing it - he has only weeks left on this earth. I don't know what to say other than PRAY PRAY PRAY! God be with this family! My dear friend, Michele just IMd me and said, "God can still do miracles!" Amen! That's the kind of faith we need to muster! NOW!

12/07 - 11:33pm - A message from Julian's mom, Mimi...For now , Julian is here. And as long as he can still smile, so will I . I will have plenty of time to be sad later on, for now I am soaking up any ray of sunshine rising from my baby's face,and i suggest you do the same. I will have plenty of time to figure out how to live with a broken heart for the rest of my life... Remember don't ever forget to kiss your children goodnight, even if they are asleep, they know... Mimi

40 comments:

Mrs. Ranch said...

This is an awesome idea! I'm going to go bid right now, and I'll put a link on my blog for you to see if I can get some of my blogger friends to put some bids on.

Thanks for your encouraging words about our Grandma with alzheimers...I really appreciated it!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Great idea, Michelle. I just put in a bid, too!

I'll post link on my blog when I get home tonight!

Mrs. Ranch said...

Alright, I've bid, and I passed the word on to my husband and he bid too. He'll tell his car buddies and hopefully we'll get lots more bids for Julian.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

YOU all have me CRYING!
God bless you all!!!!!

'Tis the season!

May you all be doubly blessed!!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I just looked - in the first hour and 29 minnutes it went from 0.01 to 26.00!!!!!

God is so good!!!!

Dina said...

WOW! What a GREAT idea!!! I just might be bidding as well! I am praying for Julian and his family he has the face of an angel!

kay said...

Michelle you rock!! i am going to pass your blog and ebay bid onto my bible study so they can be praying for Julian and for the auction. thanks for showing Jesus to others in your actions!

Tracy said...

Oh Michelle, I just love you and your wonderful heart for doing this! I was joking when I said sell it on ebay because I remembered the Holy Grilled cheese sandwich but I'm so glad that you've decided to do this for the good of someone else!
Mimi is so lucky to have you as a friend and so is Julian!
I'll post about it on my blog and email it to everyone on my mailing list!
I just think that you and this whole thing is wonderful!
Good luck!

Tara said...

I am glad that you took the advice of some of your loyal fans!!! Along with the others, a link to this fabulous event has made it on my blog!

Best wishes as this is a wonderful gift!

Tara

My Semblance of Sanity said...

YOUR SUPPORT BRINGS ME TO TEARS...
Julian is in the ER as we speak....PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!!!

Dena said...

Oh- I hope you get LOTS AND LOTS of money!!!!

Lisa said...

This is such a wonderful thing your doing for the family. Are you going to set something up so us poor folk can send our "widows mite". You and Dawn probably have lots of readers that can add their own small contribution that could really add up.

Lisa said...

oh... nevermind. I saw the link on Because I Said So.

Lisa said...

Never mind my last post, shheeesh. That was for the brain tumor foundation.

Too Little Time said...

I agree with Lisa = is there someplace we can donate to the cause? Karrie

Beck said...

I hope you raise a zillion dollars.

Andrea said...

I will go and bid right now!! But I don't want the cheese. I'll just give you some money!!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

I am working on getting a PAYPAL button on my blog....keep watching...
You can send $$ through PayPal and I will send it directly through to Mimi!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Hey gang - thank you so much!
The DONATE button wasn't up for 2 minutes and we got 2 donations!!!

Bananas said...

What a crazy cool idea!!

Manic Mom said...

SELL THE CHEESE! SELL THE CHEESE! SELL THE CHEESE! SELL THE CHEESE!

That is A TOTAL SIGN!

And if nothing else, come on, hellooooo... don't you think it goes without saying... we've got the bread and wine... WE NEED CHEESE TO GO WITH IT! AMEN!

Manic Mom said...

I just thought of something else. I just showed the photo to Tukey. I said, "Look at that. I said, "It's a piece of cheese. It's a sign from Jesus."

He said, "Cheese?"

I said, "Yeah, it's a sign from CHEESUS!"

Jules said...

Michelle,
One of my best friends has been dealing with Glioblastoma for over a year; she's had surgery, been through chemo, radiation; the works. It's heartwrenching to see someone you love go through such an unbearable time. I totally feel for Julian and his family and think you are a fantastic friend for going through with the cheese-selling idea!
Jules
House of Jules

judy said...

You all have me crying. Thank you so much for everything you all are doing for my sweet grandson Julian.
May God Bless you all.
Just Grandma

Heather said...

Ok girl, you totally inspired me. Check out MY blog.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

WELCOME GRANDMA!!!
Isn't it amazing what God can do?
I am sooo humbled by the outpouring, I can't even put it into words!

God bless your WHOLE family!!! We are praying for a MIRACLE!

MelissaQ said...

I hope that this goes well for you. I will pray for you and your family and your littlt Julian. I will add a link to your page on my next post.
May God and all his blessings wrap you and your family in his warmth and love.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
You are truley one of Gods Angels on this earth . You are a blessing to everyone and especially your mother and I.
Love Ya
Daddy

My Semblance of Sanity said...

aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I LOVE YOU DADDY!
:)

Heather said...

Hopefully mine won't get pulled. I didn't list in the ebay title "charity" though, only in the text/body of the auction. Maybe it won't create any "red flags" to the Ebay-Nazi's....

SubWife said...

You are awesome! I love the idea. However, the accountant in my says that there could be tax consequenses (to you and/or Dawn) since you would be the one to receive the money. Plus if you give money directly to Julian's family, you won't be able to deduct as a charitable contribution. So you might end up paying taxes on $$$ received from the auction. Your best course of action is to get in touch with some charity and channel this through them. Sorry to be a party pooper, but I didn't want you to have a shock come tax season.

In any case, what you are doing is really really noble. (If you need free tax advice, don't hesitate to ask me!) Thank you!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Praying

and still posting links to the auction.

Everyone...Email all your eBay buddies to at least "watch" this auction so it will get on pulse page.

Bid over $200 now.

My Semblance of Sanity said...

DON"T SLOW DOWN FRIENDS...our battle has just begun...let's make headlines for JUJU!

Heather said...

I am so sad to hear Julian's latest news. Dear Jesus, We come to You on behalf of our sweet little friend Julian. I ask that you heal his body, make him whole and allow him many fruitful years here on the earth. What a testimony to Your healing power that will be. May You alone get all the glory. Amen

Anonymous said...

Amen, Heather,

Thanks from all who care and believe in his healing power. GOD bless the little children.

Teresa said...

Praying and BELIEVING for the miracle that Julian needs.

papersunshine said...

Amen Heather. Praying with everyone and agreeing for this wonderful family and amazing little boy who has captured all of our hearts. I hope the cheese does well!!!

Tracy said...

I was so sad to read your update about Julian and bawled like a baby when I read what Mimi had to say.
Their whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted on how he's doing.

Cyndy said...

First I just have to tell you how impressed I am that you were able to scrape the cheese cross off intact!! =)
Seriously, what a wonderful thing to do. I'm praying for Julian!

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