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Cookies for Cody

by Spicie Foodie on July 29, 2012

Sunday Snapshots, Spicie Foodie

It’s Saturday and we’ve just come back from brunch. My mind is swirling with thoughts of this past week. I’m having a hard time concentrating and deciding what to share for Sunday Snapshots. I decide to take a break and catch up on some blog reading. Eventually I ended up on Laura’s blog, Family Spice. That’s where I met Cody.

Cody is a brave four year old little boy. He is fighting High Risk Neuroblastoma, stage 4, cancer. He had been in remission since December of last year. But last week his family got the news that the cancer had returned aggressively. Laura states, “There is no longer a treatment option. He is registered with hospice but at home.”

Cody’s aunt Stephanie, of The Recipe Renovator, has organized a bake sale and cookbook auction to help pay for the $15,000 his family has incurred in medical expenses. “Cookies for Cody” is a wonderful fundraiser that not only helps a family in need but also gives back to those willing to donate. Please stop by either Family Spice or The Recipe Renovator to get more information on how you can bid on bake sale items and cookbook auctions. The auctions end 5 pm Pacific time on Sunday, August 5th

Additionally Cody’s family has set up a page, where you can read Cody’s story. On the page you’ll find a “Donate” button. Donations are being accepted through Paypal. If you don’t have a Paypal account it is very easy to set one up, and you can use your credit card through Paypal to make donations. When you send your Paypal donations make sure to included “Cookies for Cody” in the message line.

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Cancer is a horrible disease that has surely effected all of us, directly or indirectly. We’ve all known someone who has fought or is battling cancer right now. There is someone very dear and near to my heart currently fighting that battle. Though that person is a full grown adult, much of Cody’s story sounded familiar to me. My heart aches not only for my family and loved one battling cancer, but also for Cody and his family. It’s a reminder of how precious life is and how unfair Cancer is.

I wish I could somehow console Cody and his family. I wish I had the power to eradicate cancer from our world. But I don’t. Instead  I made a small donation through Paypal, because that’s all I can do.

Please donate, bid, and help get the word out so we can help Cody’s family. Remember that no amount is too small, every little bit counts and helps.

Here’s how you can help.

- Visit Family of Spice for more information on Coookies for Cody Online Bake Sale & Cookbook Auction

- Visit The Recipe Renovator for more information on Coookies for Cody Online Bake Sale & Cookbook Auction

- Donate via Cody’s Update page and include “Cookies for Cody” in the message line.

- Get the word out

Sunday Snapshots, Spicie Foodie

Send Cody and his family infinite amounts of positive energy.

in ~ musings~

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Laura @ Family Spice July 29, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Thank you, Nancy, for posting this. From what Stephanie posted today, the fundraiser is doing better than expected. But, the success is bittersweet.

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2 Spicie Foodie July 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Hi Laura,
I’m glad to hear the fundraiser is going well. That poor family shouldn’t have to worry about finances on top of all the heartache they are dealing with.

I wanted to help out in whatever way I could. I’m glad I stopped by your blog. Thanks Laura:)

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3 Rosa July 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

A great fundraiser! Cody is in my prayers.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Spicie Foodie July 29, 2012 at 1:48 PM

It really is, and glad to hear it Rosa. You too have a fab Sunday:)

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5 Stephanie, The Recipe Renovator July 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word, and for your donation. We truly appreciate the support!

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6 Spicie Foodie July 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

It’s my pleasure Stephanie.

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7 kitchenriffs July 29, 2012 at 8:07 PM

So great of you to bring this to our attention – such a nice thing to do. Thank you.

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8 Spicie Foodie July 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’m just trying to help a family in need. Thanks John, I hope you can help out in some way.

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9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 30, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Thanks for sharing this, Nancy! My aunt’s cancer returned this year so I’m aware of the impact it can have on a person and family. My prayers are with Cody and I’m headed to the bake sale page now!

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10 Spicie Foodie July 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Hi Laura,
I’m so sorry to hear about your aunt. Sending her and your family well wishes. I hope you found something to bid on. Thanks Laura:)

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11 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Thank you for this information. I’m not a baker, so I also made a small donation. Being a mom, this information is too painful to hear. My prayers are with Cody and his family… Thanks Nancy for spreading the words (so I or others could learn).

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12 Spicie Foodie July 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Hi Nami,

I’m glad to hear you made a donation. The story is just heart wrenching, I can only imagine as a mother how hard it must be to read. Thanks Nami:)

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13 Magic of Spice July 31, 2012 at 12:38 AM

I had seen this on Jeannette’s site as well, such a horrible thing for anyone but especially a young child. I am not much of a baker but donated as well as sending good energy to them. Thank you for posting this sweetie…

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14 Spicie Foodie July 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Yes, it’s very tragic, just breaks my heart. Glad to hear you donated Alisha. Thank you.

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15 Cakewhiz August 1, 2012 at 5:29 AM

Cancer really is a horrible disease…my uncle has been going through chemo and it’s hard to see him in so much pain. I hope cody has a fast and full recovery…i will head over and make a donation…

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16 Spicie Foodie August 1, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. Sending him and all of your family the very best wishes. Thanks for the donation.

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