Hi! For those of you not familiar, I'm Lacie's friend Erica from several jobs ago, almost several lifetimes ago. We went on a crazy road trip in the middle of Pennsylvania to see the X-Files movie together. I'm a big fan of Korean Drama and a still bigger fan of my three kids. Lacie, who can be as obsessed and as kooky as I, is a dear friend.
But if you are a friend of Lace's you understand that she is one of those people who makes connections and is fierce about keeping those friendships and maintaining them.
I've written about Little Lacie of the Enormous Brain a few times on my blog. Lacie is probably my most avid comment-writer, and being the comment and hit whore I am, it is always appreciated.
Many have been privileged to read and be part of this tiny little woman's incredible journey. Out of her generosity, and let's face it, her need to make sense of this whole process, she let us in. I've known her for, I don't know, going on 10 or 11 years now, and the way she has carried herself throughout has been an inspiration to me as I know she has been an inspiration to countless numbers.
If you are a regular to Lacie's blog, you will know that she is going in for her surgery the beginning of December.
Today's request/plea though is this: I want us to buy Lacie some wigs. She has resoundingly approved of this idea and fully intends to wear whatever we buy her. Maybe I can get her to take pictures after so we can see how well they suit her.
We can get some lovely things here at a very reasonable price, or you can be more conservative here, but slightly more expensive. While I may look for something in a Scully fashion, I might decide to pander to Lacie's geekier side and get The Matrix Twins Wig. :)
Here's what I would like you to do: if you want in, if you want to in some small way, help support this beautiful woman who has inspired and moved us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will coordinate the types of wigs so there is no duplication, tell you where to ship them to make sure they get to Lacie so she can smile and feel your love. If you can't afford a wig, which is cool, email me and I'll collect cards, letters, emails, and love for her and deliver them in a happy package to her door.
Cards and words of encouragement for her husband John would be a great idea too. I know what it's like to have a spouse in the hospital. I know what its like to carry the load at home, caring for the kids, working, rushing to the hospital, and worrying all the time.
Let's show Lacie and her family how much she has touched our lives, while she Lives Loves and Laughs.