Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 27th July 2012
My publicist reached out to me a few weeks ago with a request, “Would you like to donate a signed copy of your book to a fundraiser, Cookies for Cody?” Without hesitation, my reply was “Of course I would!” Cody’s story touched my heart and I wanted to do more than just donate a book. I wanted to join in and help and I hope you will too!
Cody Brasich is an adorable 4-year-old boy from Marble Falls, Texas. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, on July 27, 2011 and was given a 10 to 20% chance of survival. Cody was traveling to New York every two months for immunotherapy treatment at Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, and every three months for a complete body scan and bone marrow aspirations.
Cody’s been fighting and had been in remission since December. It breaks my heart to share with you today that Cody’s cancer has returned far worse than before. Cancer is present in his chest, spleen, and spine and a 3-inch tumor has appeared in his stomach where the original tumor was removed.
Cody’s family has incurred about $15,000 in medical expenses thus far and Cody’s aunt, Stephanie Weaver, has arranged (bless her heart) an Online Bake Sale and Cookbook Auction to help cover some of the expenses. I can’t imagine having to worry about medical expenses at a time like this.
This is where we as a community can come together and help Cody and his family. Here are the three ways to get involved starting today through to August 5:
- Bid on Traditional Baked Goodies
- Bid on Gluten Free and Vegan Baked Goodies
- Bid on Cookbooks, Kitchen Items and Gift Baskets
Bid by leaving comments on the photos of the sweet treats (perfect opportunity to try the sweet treats we bloggers rave about in our posts), cookbooks, kitchen items or gift baskets. I’m contributing my favourite Italian cookies, Amaretti.
Here’s how the official bidding works:
Choose the “photo album”, Traditional Baked Goodies, Gluten-Free and Vegan Baked Goodies or Cookbooks, Kitchen Items and Gift Baskets, you want to look at. Click through the photos to see what’s for sale. Make a bid by leaving a comment on that item. Bidding begins at $10 for each item, and we’re asking you to bid in $5 increments from there. Whoever has the highest bid at 5 pm Pacific time on Sunday, August 5th wins that item.
You will be contacted through Facebook and asked to make your donation to the Brasich Family website using PayPal (you can use a credit card through PayPal; add “Cookies for Cody” in the message line). Once you’ve made your donation, your items will be freshly made and shipped to you. Cookbooks will be autographed with the wording you request (unless otherwise noted).
Please note that DONATIONS ARE NOT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
If you prefer, you’re welcome to donate directly to the family, at any time, for Cody’s Healthcare.
I hope you’ll join me in spreading the word (tweet, share, stumble, like, and pin) about Cookies for Cody (twitter hashtag #cookiesforcody).
Today, together, we can help Cody!
Cody you’re in my prayers, sending you much love ♡ and please, keep fighting!
*A huge thanks to all the bakers, bloggers, and authors who are donating their time, items, and shipping to help Cody and his family!
Alyssa Brantley: Everyday Maven
Amber Stott: Awake At The Whisk
Anniina Jokinen: The Cookie Pixie
Beth Hensperger: Not Your Mother’s Cookbooks
Cheryl Sternman Rule: 5 Second Rule
Christine Friesenhahn: Texanas Kitchen
Dawn Johnson: DJ’s Sugar Shack
Dédé Wilson: Bakepedia
Faye & Yvonne: Live Bake Love
Gerry Speirs: Foodness Gracious
Grace Massa Langlois Grace’s Sweet Life
Jackie Bruchez: The Seaside Baker
Jean Denham: A Chef’s Journey
Jean Layton: Gluten-Free Doctor Recipes
Jeanette Chen: Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Jeff Potter: Cooking for Geeks
Jennifer Brody: Domestic Divas Blog
Jennifer Kalinowski: Eating Clean Recipes
Jenny Johnson: Vintage Sugarcube
Jenny Williams: Jenny Wenny Cakes
Jill Mant: Saucy Cooks
J.M. Hirsch: Lunch Box Blues
Judy Gelman & Peter Zheutlin: The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook
Julie Sullivan Mayfield: Paleo Comfort Foods
June Jacobs: Feastivals
Kathy Hester: Healthy Slow Cooking
Kristin Hoffman: Baker Bettie
Kristina Sloggett: Spabettie
Laura Bashar: Family Spice
Laura Weiss: Food and Things
Lévana Kirschenbaum: Lévana Cooks
Linda Gassenheimer: Dinner in Minutes
Lisa Cook: One Cook, Two Kitchens
Lisa Orgler: The Lunchbox Project (Lisa created our bake sale artwork)
Marcy Goldman: Better Baking
Marie: Meandering Eats
Marnely Rodriguez: Cooking With Books
Michael Natkin: Herbivoracious
Michele Anna Jordan
Micki Sannar: Olive Oil Desserts
Milisa Armstrong: Miss in the Kitchen
Nancy Rose Eisman: Adventures with Nancy Rose
Nava Atlas: Veg Kitchen
Paul & Angela Knipple: World In A Skillet
Pachi McCausland: Creative Culinary
Rachel Connors: Bakerita
Rebecca Lang: Rebecca Lang Cooks
Roy Finamore: Tasty Central
Sally Ekus: Lisa Ekus Group
Sandra Gutierrez: Sandra’s Kitchen
Shaina Olmanson: Food for My Family
Sharon Palmer, R.D.
Susan Loren Taylor: Swoon My Spoon
Susan Russo: Food Blogga
Susan Salzman: The Urban Baker
Susanne Babb: Sweet Sueshine
Tags: community, cookbook auction, Cookies for Cody, fundraiser, online bake sale
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