Not everyone knows this, but I went to high school with Erin Kotecki Ve. She was a senior during my freshman year at South Lake High, and she was a popular one, at that. On the basketball team, editor of the school paper I was too chicken to try for, and homecoming queen.
I about fell over when we figured out the connection while sitting next to each other getting our hair all fancy for the Blogher Fashion Show a few years back. artially because Small World and mostly because She remembered Me. That meant a lot seeing as I'd been the lowly freshman in this equation.
Erin has lupus. She's a warrior and an advocate for awareness of the disease. She's also been hospitalized for a month with multiple procedures to right the wrong this autoimmune condition wreaks on one's body. Needless to say, her medical bills are astronomical and she needs our help.
I have listed two original digital downloadable coloring pages on my Etsy shop as a fundraiser to help Erin and her amazing family get back on their feet. She's heading home today (crossing fingers!!!) and help with the bills can only do good things for her stress levels.
Both pages are $2 per download with half the proceeds going directly to Erin. #SuckItLupus.