I just read about this in our local paper so this will be of particular interest to any Nashvillians who read my blog…
Nashville veterinarian technician Shannon Wade, who works at the Bellevue Animal Hospital, was struck by a car Thursday evening, November 30, while trying to help a dog that had been hit by a car. She has multiple broken bones in both legs and a broken collar bone. Doctors estimate that it will be three months before Shannon is able to bear weight on either leg and she may need several additional surgeries, as well as extensive physical therapy. A fund to aid Shannon is being set up at the Nashville AmSouth Bank to help offset her medical expenses. Shannon has no medical insurance and she has a long road to recovery. I don’t know Shannon personally, but the Bellevue Animal Hospital treated our dog Jack when the hubby found him six years ago on Thanksgiving Eve, injured and abandoned in a ditch after being hit by a car. Donations are also being accepted at the Bellevue Animal Hospital and Harpeth Valley Animal Hospital.
Updated: Here’s the link to the community paper featuring the story about Shannon.
In other giving type news, a lot of people were following the news about James Kim, the 35-year-old San Francisco man and editor at CNET, and were hopeful for his survival after his wife and two young daughters were found alive near their stranded car. Kim’s body was found earlier this week. He died of hypothermia while trying to save his family after they got lost during a snowstorm while driving in Southern Oregon.
The James and Kati page has a link for Paypal donations that will be used for a possible James Kim Memorial Fund or college funds for his daughters, Penelope and Sabine. Also, checks made out to the “James Kim Memorial Fund” can be sent to CNET:
The Kim Family
c/o CNET Networks
235 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Updated to add:
The always hilarious Jenny at Mama Drama, a great reader blog at the Houston Chronicle, posted some charitable links on Friday that you should check out, especially the link to the Hunger Site because it’s as easy as clicking on the little yellow button to help end hunger. It’s hard to fathom in this day and age of excess, particularly in America, that people die of hunger. So get clicking people!
One last item of charitable goodness, Julie at Mothergoosemouse posted about a very easy way you can help the charitable organization, Doctors Without Borders by shopping at TheFind.com. Just click on their site and search for any red item and they will donate $1 to Doctors Without Borders.