One of my lovely readers, Tracy, (who does PR for PeaceLoveMom) asked me to help spread the word about a benefit that kicked off today for Stephanie and Christian Nielson, a couple from Mesa, Arizona, who were seriously burned in a small plane crash August 16. Christian has burns on 30 percent of his body and Stephanie (Nie Nie) has burns on 80 percent of her body. Pilot Doug Kinneard, a dad to four, died from injuries sustained in the crash. The Nielsons have four children and many bloggers many know Stephanie through her blog, Nie Nie Dialogues.
Read all about Nie Nie Day on Design Mom. At this time there are nearly 300 (!) fabulous auctions being launched today as a blogger effort to raise money for the Nielsons. And I am not exaggerating when I say fabulous. There is something for everyone, from a Maroon 5 autographed guitar to gorgeous handmade items. Another way to help is to post a button spreading the word about the recovery fundraising effort. The nifty blog button can be found here. More about the Nielson’s story can be found here.
Here’s a photo I found of the couple that Nie Nie posted in May:
The accompanying post is so incredibly sweet. I think it’s a lovely snapshot into their life together and I don’t even know them.