On June 17th, 2010 my life-long friend and extended family member (one of her uncles on her dad’s side is married to my cousin and another one of her uncles on her mom’s side is married to my sister, her grandfather was our pastor when I was a kid and her parents were my Sunday school teachers) heard probably one of the worst pieces of news possible. Her precious 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. While on one hand she was due with her 5th child and looking forward to his safe arrival… on the other, she was learning all about what was about to take place in her oldest child’s life. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions!

The other day Patti started a growing trend when she shaved her head in support of her daughter, Geli, who after her 1st set of Chemo treatments, had started to loose her hair. You can read the full story and see the pictures over on her blog, Xangelle. Patti’s mom and dad both got in on the act and so did her sister, Geli’s aunt, Michelle and 2 of Patti’s other kids. My brother-in-law joined in the group of those choosing to go bald for the cause and now my sister has told the world that she is going to do the same, if they raise $2,000 for the family. Her workplace, the Roadhouse Bake Shoppe, has put out a tip jar for the family and so far has raised almost $300!

I thought I’d step up and help out what I could. I have included a donation button here on my blog. If you’d like to help support the Culley family in the extra added expenses that they’ve had to incur over this time, please let me know. With all the extra treatments, medications, improvements that need to be made to their home and all the extra money spent in missing work, traveling back and forth to the hospital in Vancouver and the list goes on, they could use financial support.

My kids and I are going to collect bottles and send the money to them and I’m in the process of trying to figure out how to create a foundation where people can receive charitable receipts for their larger donations. My hubby is checking out the legal ramifications from putting it through our church, we have to follow the letter of the law. If we are able to, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime… please click the “Donate” button below and leave me a note that it is for the Culley family. Thank you so much. I want to help them out but …. deep down … I’m really….  really….

Looking forward to seeing my sister shave her head!! 🙂

I’ve always been secretly jealous of her long, golden locks!!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

You may also like...


  1. Thank you for following my blog! I'm your newest follower! I will come back and donate for her treatment (I'm currently tansfering my money into a paypal account!) I'm so sorry they are going through this difficult time!

  2. Thank you to Ruth from Mom's Musings for making a donation towards the Culley Family!!

    We all really appreciate it!!

    Check Ruth out…. @

    Mom's Musings

  3. Wow that is amazing. My family went thought that. My little brother is in remission now from Acute Lymphocytic leukemia. Wishing the best for your sister and her family.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.