I want to help

I have gotten so many notes and email and texts from people offering help. Unfortunately my brain is so utterly fried.. I can’t remember what somebody told me 2 minutes ago.


So what I am asking..

if you have a talent or a skill that you could donate. From face painting to being able to carry heavy tables… or

a job from cookie baking to graphic design .. or

a famous connection…somebody that might know somebody .. from Angelina Jolie to that kid from Jerry Maguire …or

a business connection from the (insert fancy title) at facebook to a winery owner or

even just want to share the company you or your mom or your spouse works at..

I cant say for sure what our needs will be in the future.. Right now a book keeper and CPA are tops on the list .. but that’s just the start of it. We are planning another Mamas night out and will need a venue.. Trying to figure out what I want to do for her.. even typing it makes me pause… birthday….

We will need all sorts of help as time goes on and events come up. I am not the best at asking for help.. though I am really trying..

Our goal is to get it all in one place. Then we can make a spreadsheet with peoples information to have easy access.

Seriously. My talents I would have sent to me would have been minimal… I can take care of kids and teach PE.. My husband works for Cintas.. my sister is a nurse.. my mom a lawyer.  And a few connections to people in the sporting world. (yes I would name drop!) 🙂

So if you are so inclined.. and honestly no pressure on it. I get that people can care .. can care a whole lot.. but not able to help out right now. No problem.

..I hope that I am making it really clear. That it is ok to not email me.. This is so awkward. But I got some advice to reach out and see who we “know” and this is the only way I can think to do it.. .

We would appreciate a email to unravelpediatriccancer@gmail.com.

It can be 2 words or lots and lots (as we all know mine would be)..But anything and everything…anyone.. you can think of. As well as a way to contact you.

It is my sincere hope to get..”big” enough to use each and every skill and connection we are offered eventually.

and for the first time let me offer my thanks.. for still reading and still caring. I am finding I am pretty good at expressing myself with words.. but I can never seem to explain why it matters so much to me that people still care about Jennifer.. and all of us here.. left behind… But it truly does.

Email address again is unravelpediatriccancer@gmail.com. Please don’t reply with skills here.. I am trying to get it all in one place.

To show my appreciation I will share a piece of me rarely seen through this blog..

..I will do anything for a laugh. ..

On a show called Dance Party..you dress up 80’s and dance terribly to 80’s music. My goal was to get interviewed by the host.. And I did. 8 months pregnant with our 3rd*

And I will make my husband do it too!

*also pregnant with Nicholas, this was our maternity shoot!*

She was a lot like me in that way…


**homemade glasses at The Counter*
**homemade glasses at The Counter*


*pretending he was going too fast at Gilroy Gardens*
*pretending he was going too fast at Gilroy Gardens*

…even up until she went on hospice care.. she never lost her zing… I miss her laugh and the way she made us laugh..DSC_0189

38 Responses to “I want to help”

  1. Ah yesssss….thanks for these photos. I knew you had some 80s star qualities in you. 🙂
    Smart idea to gather it all up into one spreadsheet. xoxo


  2. I will send you an email with what we can offer. I am so glad you posted the Dance Party pic. I totally thought about your appearance on that show the other day. It literally made me laugh out loud just thinking about it. So so funny!

  3. I don’t have much skills but I will try to get my boss involved. At least to donate! Never got to hear her laugh- I imagine it was heavenly though.

  4. I am still here, still reading and will always care for you and your beautiful familly. I will think hard about ways we can help and send an email as we think of something <3

  5. I am here for ya Libby!
    I am a Notary so I can notarize documents for you and the non profit organization.
    I can bake some awesome cookies, brownies, cakes, etc.

    Hubby loves to gold prospect. He can do demos for the little ones.

    We will always be here with open arms. xoxoxo

  6. Still here. Still praying. I tried to send an email to the above address but I bounced back as undeliverable. Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I am for sure willing to help out in anyway

  7. Hi, I’m sure you don’t live anywhere close to Florida, but if you do my moms friend has a candy/ goodies company that she has all made from her home and caters to the party or event but if you dont live in Florida I would have to see if she can go to where you are(depending on location)

  8. I am willing to help in any and every way I can with anything any time. My mom is an accountant and bookkeeper, we’re here for the long haul and and we’re here to help you and your family and most of all Jennifer she’s a big name in our lives and always will be. Please count me in. Big hugs and Angel kisses. My email is jst4fn0223@yahoo.com

  9. Outside of making monetary donations, I am not someone who can help because I live too far away in Pennsylvania. However, I do care. I care about your beautiful girl (crazy how a person can care so much for someone they never met!), I care about your other children and I care about you and Tony and all that you are going through. I have followed a couple other children who have died from the same terrible disease and pray for all of them and their families. Thank you for sharing Jennifer’s and your journey with those of us you will likely never meet. Prayers are being said for and awareness is being created in Jennifer’s name.

  10. If I can help you guys with anything computer related, or construction/electrical, or any kind of manual labor, let me know!

  11. I will think of ways I can help! I will email you…I’m down to volunteer any way I can! Putting on my thinking cap….I want to unravel cancer and cure angelman syndrome!

  12. Graphic Design help at any time… 9 years experience as a part-time job. I’m a full-time licensed CA Realtor with many connections In that way as well.
    I can send examples of WordPress sites I’ve created, graphic design pieces, etc. Website is to my Full-Time Realtor page, please let me know how I can help.

  13. I am here Libby. Always. With anything I can help with I will. My sister is a real estate agent and also has her own business doing credit repair. I will send you her email. Anything to help you all. We love you ♡♡♡♡♡♡ and We will ALWAYS Love Jennifer. Linda201983@aol.com

  14. Libby, you don’t know me and I’ve never replied to your blogs but have been reading them for months, proving that there are more people who care than you are aware of. Just the other day I got out of the shower and then realized that I had spent almost the entire time in the shower thinking of Jennifer and your family (and I do NOT take short showers). When I sit down for lunch the first place I go to is love4jlk. Your family is always in my thoughts.

  15. I am one of the many who don’t know you but think of you all every day! I try to follow your “turn one no into a yes” motto each day. Thank you for sharing your Jennifer with the world. I know many people have written this to you but you truly have had an impact on so many people by sharing yourself on this blog. Hugs.

  16. I’m here to help too, your dance party picture made me smile, whatever you need for me to do, let me know, hugs to you and your beautiful family, Jennifer is always on my mind in forever in my heart…unravel is want I want to do, what I need to do

  17. First of all that picture with her homemade glasses deserves to hang on your wall on a big , great canvas. Gosh, she gets me every time. Her persona is soooo big, so bright, so incredibly special. And she knew it. Libby, I have waited so long for this post, it makes me so happy you are asking your Glitter Squad for the help we so eagerly want to give. Thank you for such great post. My six year old is insisting on a “pink lemonade” stand . She would sell pink lemonade and give out flyers to spread the word.

  18. Hi Libby! I am a friend of Donna Martin’s and she directed me to you. I am a Kindergarten teacher and the owner of Busy Bees Cupcakery. I would LOVE to help you out in any way possible. I give a lot of my business to childrens’ charities (most recently 1000 cupcakes for Make A Wish) and am totally on board with whatever you need. Stay strong. Your words are so beautiful and I feel you have been a support to so many going through what you and your family have. God Bless you.

  19. I feel like I am connected to Jennifer through your writing and pictures, and feel like I have known her. I love this little girl and I’m so excited to meet her in heaven one day.

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