I would love for you to get to know someone very special to our family. Her name is Claire. She recently fell out of her 2nd story bedroom window (you can read the full story HERE) and broke her spine. Claire and her family already have a life full of very intense challenges – and now she has lost the use of her legs. The accident could have been much more tragic and we are all grateful it wasn’t any worse. There have been lots of little miracles the past few weeks, and her stay at the hospital is coming to an end soon. But Claire has a long road ahead of her. She is embarking on a new chapter of her life, which will be spent in a wheelchair.
Claire is one of my favorite people ever, and I’m not even sure I can articulate why I feel such a connection with her, but I just do. I love her, and I love her family. In fact, some of you may remember from a few years back when I shared some cute handmade bags made by Karlee Fuchs (pronounced “fewks”). Karlee is Claire’s mom and one of the most selfless people I know. For sure.
I made a little video from my recent visit with Claire at Phoenix Children’s Hospital so you can get to know Claire.
Naturally, the Fuchs family is facing a very expensive transition with having to remodel the main level of their home, making everything wheelchair accessible. Chris (her dad) even has a video on Claire’s BLOG right now that shows the current progress with that. They’ll need to purchase a wheelchair van and of course all sorts of other expenses are piling up.
Today I am presenting a very unique opportunity that some of you may be interested to know about.
We are launching an “Ads for Claire” campaign.
Here’s the scoop.
I have never monetized my blog. I’m certainly not against doing it, but it’s just not something that I have implemented as a part of my brand or my business. However … for the benefit of Claire’s family … and for the benefit of (hopefully) many small businesses, I am going to open my blog for advertising!
- This will be temporary + the ads will run for one month – February. Then we’re back to no more paid advertising on my blog. Unless I realize after this experience that I can make millions that would help with huge manufacturing costs. : )
- 100% of the ad fees will go directly to Claire’s family.
- Ads are due SOON – January 30 – so that we can launch all these ads on February 1.
- Ads will be positioned on my blog sidebar based on a first come, first served basis as well as the largest ads at the top, and so forth.
Oh, I hope so. Of course we would love to raise money for Claire’s family, to help lighten their burden even a little bit. Additionally, I love helping small companies. If you have a blog, or an online shop, or any sort of business that you would love more people to check out, this would be a great opportunity to increase your exposure. Please email email@example.com and she’ll give you all the nitty-gritty details you would want to know as you decide if and how you want to do this.
Want to help, but not through advertising?
The Fuchs family would be grateful for any kindness sent their way. Even if you wanted to just send a note of encouragement (Claire loves mail!) or perhaps donate a small amount of money (it all adds up!) … go HERE to see several ways that you can help.
Thank you for taking time to get to know Claire.
Thank you for considering this as a potentially fantastic advertising opportunity that doubles up as a wonderful service for a remarkable family.
Thank you for spreading the word to your favorite businesses (blogs, etsy shops, other businesses) so they will consider the opportunity as well.
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