I don’t know Jennie Perillo. Until this morning I had never visited her blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen. But when an autumn Unraveller emailed me a link that had struck a deep chord with her, I clicked over.
Jennie’s beloved husband, Mikey, died of a sudden heart attack a few weeks back, leaving Jennie and their two beautiful daughters, aged 8 and 3. Jennie and Mikey had been married for 16 years.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that in 2005 the man I loved died of a sudden heart attack. Reading Jennie’s posts, and looking at photos of her and Mikey, made me weep and I haven’t been able to stop thinking of her and her girls. My love and I weren’t married and we didn’t have any children together, but I know intimately the pain of such sudden bereavement. I know what it feels like to have not been able to say goodbye.
Members of the food blogging community have rallied round to support Jennie and Bloggers Without Borders set up A Fund for Jennie to raise money to support her and her girls through this time. Many bloggers are holding auctions and I feel moved to do something too.
I donated to the fund this morning and if you have something spare you could donate, i know that every little will help. Like I said — i don’t know Jennie, but i’d like to help her. So if you are able to make a donation, please then come back to this post and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the following from me:
– 8″x8″ Polaroid print — The Cupcakes of Happiness
– 8″x8″ Polaroid print — Cupcake Heaven
– 5″x5″ Polaroid print — Franka
– 5″x5: Polaroid print — Love Your Self
– 5″x5: Polaroid print — The Path
– 5″x5: Polaroid print — The Chair
1 set of assorted postcards
1 pack of Pretty Polaroid Notes
As far as I can tell the campaign ends on Monday 29th, so I will draw the name of the 8 winners on Tuesday morning. ( I imagine you can still make donations after that time, though)
Once you’ve donated just come back here and leave a comment saying you have (obviously, you don’t have to share how much you donated. Every little counts!). I will cover post & packing of the photos/cards and am happy to post them anywhere in the world.
Love to you all xo