Authors, Bloggers and Readers for Jemma

for Jemma

A whole group of authors and bloggers have got together to bring this fundraiser to life!
We will be giving away a whole heap of goodies and here is a very important reason why:

Over Christmas and New Year, My friend had to rush her daughter to the ER. After tests and observation she was diagnosed with RSV. The RSV turned into pneumonia and then Jemma developed a staph infection in her blood (MRSA) But the little fighter, just keeps going! With her mom by her side she is fighting hard to beat the illness.

But recently she developed a moderately collapsed lung. After much deliberation, doctors ordered a scan to be done on little Jemma but there was a complication. She was incubated for the scan but her blood pressure dropped, they inserted a line for continuous epi because she needed several doses to stabilize her. She is now in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on a ventilator. Her hospital stay got substantially longer in a matter of minutes. And the pain and stress for the family also increased.

Unfortunately, and rather harshly, this pain has been worsened. Jemma’s mom was told that her job may be in jeopardy due to her time off to be with her daughter. As you can understand, she is not willing to leave her child for the sake of her employer but to lose her income at this time, would be awful.
A reprieve came, when she was told that if she returned to work within 90 days, her job would be secure. Putting a deadline on someone to leave their sick child is not only cruel but also very stressful.

To add insult to injury, she is now officially without health insurance unless she is able to pay half of what her now-nonexistent paycheck would be. At this point though, her daughter’s care is very expensive and her priority is to protect and care for her sick child. The bills are piling up.

Anything we raise goes straight to the family and to a sick little girl.

It may only be enough to help with travel costs, food costs, things to add some comfort to their hospital stays and maybe a nice gift for Jemma, but either way, every little bit helps!

By Donating, you are AUTOMATICALLY entered into the raffle to win one of the amazing prizes kindly donated by authors, bloggers and readers! Your donation will be cross checked with the rafflecopter to ensure your entry and donation are matched. If you are a winner you will be notified by email. So please remember to leave your name with your donation!!

Here’s what is on offer!

Pack 1

$20 Amazon gift card from Have Book Will Read  Book Blog

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from J. Sager Hall

Signed copy of A Song For Julia and a Signed paperback of Just Remember To Breathe by Charles Sheehan Miles

Signed paperback copy of Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 
eBooks:

Bound Together by Marie Coulson

Running  On Empty by L.B Simmons

Collide by Gail McHugh

Disastrous by E.L Montes

Bouquet Toss  by Melissa Brown

Champagne Toast by Melissa Brown

Captive In The Dark by C.J Roberts

Seduced In The Dark by C.J Roberts

Schooled by Deena Bright

 
Special gifts

Rock The Heart by Michelle Valentine

Tiffany King signed swag bag of goodies.

Signed bookmark from C.J Roberts

Pack 2

$20 Amazon gift card from Flirty And Dirty  Book Blog

Paperback Copy of Bound Together with signed bookplate by Marie Coulson

Signed paperback copy of A Beautiful Lie by Tara Sivec

 
eBooks

Wounded by Jasinder Wilder

Rock Stars by Jasinder Wilder

Running  On Empty by L.B Simmons

Collide by Gail McHugh

Disastrous by E.L Montes

Schooled by Deena Bright

Rock The Heart by Michelle Valentine

Gift certificate for a novel of your choice by JA Dennam

Naked by Raine Miller

All In by Raine Miller

Walking Away by Adriane Tait Boyd

Miss Me Not by Tiffany King

 
Special gifts

Signed bookmark from C.J Roberts

Signed bookmark, bookplate and postcard from Marie Coulson

 T-Shirt from Rhonda Dennis

Handmade festive quilt from Jamie Desjardins & Friend

Pack 3

$20 Amazon gift card from Jackie Yeadon

Signed paperback copy of Disastrous by E.L Montes

Signed copy of Back to You by Pricilla Glenn

 
eBooks

Bound Together by Marie Coulson

Wounded by Jasinder Wilder

Rock Stars by Jasinder Wilder

Collide by Gail McHugh

Gift certificate for a novel of your choice by JA Dennam

Rock The Heart by Michelle Valentine

Walking Away by Adriane Tait Boyd

Miss Me Not by Tiffany King

 
Special Gifts

Signed bookmark from C.J Roberts

Signed bookmark, bookplate and postcard from Marie Coulson

Crochet Scarf. Choose from a variety of color’s from Jen Atchison

Pack 4

$20 Amazon from Kay Miles

Signed paperback from the Green Bayou Novels Collection by Rhonda Dennis

Signed copy of Easy by Tammara Webber

Signed paperback of  Love Evolution and Love Revolution along with concert bracelet and BS tattoos from Michelle Mankin

 
eBooks

Bound Together by Marie Coulson

Collide by Gail McHugh

Disastrous by E.L Montes

Gift certificate for a novel of your choice by JA Dennam

Rock The Heart by Michelle Valentine

Relatively Famous by Jessica Park

From Manhattan With Love by Christopher Smith

I Kill Me: Tales of a Jilted Hypochondriac by Tracy H. Tucker

 
Special Gifts

Signed bookmark from C.J Roberts

Signed bookmark, bookplate and postcard from Marie Coulson

Knitted scarf in any color from Wendy Neuman Wilken

Pack 5

$10 Amazon gift card from Bonnie Hill Burgess –

Signed paperback from the Green Bayou Novels Collection by Rhonda Dennis

Signed set of the Timber Wolves trilogy (Destiny Binds, Time Mends, and Fate Succumbs) by Tammy Blackwell

Signed copy of Ten Days Of Perfect by Andrea Randall 

eBooks

Collide by Gail McHugh

Disastrous by E.L Montes

Bound Together & Last Christmas by Marie Coulson

 
Special Gifts

Signed bookmark from C.J Roberts

Signed bookmark, bookplate and postcard from Marie Coulson

STAR PRIZE
Signed glossy tri-fold promotional flyer for the original, self-published edition of Bared to You by Sylvia Day. Donated by Fred LeBaron.

To enter you MUST donate to the fundraiser. The rafflecopter requires you to do this and names will be cross checked with donations. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL WHEN MAKING A DONATION

DONATION PAGE LINK: http://www.indiegogo.com/forjemma/x/2072717?show_todos=true

RAFFLECOPTER LINK: a Rafflecopter giveaway

10 thoughts on “Authors, Bloggers and Readers for Jemma

  1. Reblogged this on Have Book Will Read and commented:
    Please help get the word out about this giveaway to help the family of a very sick little girl. I have donated a $20 gift card to one of the prize packs and there are many more amazing bookish things to win. Tell yourfriends, family, neighbours, even people in the street and let’s help someone in need.

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  4. Unfortunately I don’t have much to give right now but I have shared on my Facebook wall and tweeted. What a horrible thing to happen to any family. Thank you to all the wonderful authors/blogs/readers that have donated!

  5. Oh my gosh, how heartbreaking! I am sending prayers for this precious little girl. I don’t know if this will be of any help, however if her issue is due to a resistant form of staph, I suggest you look into the work by Microbiologist, Michelle Moore, who has found a natural way to reverse staph. Michelle herself, had a resistant case, and put her most appropriate educational background to good use in developing a safe, natural treatment modality. Her information is at http://www.staph-infection-resources.com My deepest prayers are being sent your Jemma’s way!

  6. Altjough my son had never got that bad he did have many hurdles to overcrowd
    While he was little. As a RN I understand the pain and heartache over all of this. Please if you can tell the mother to apply for
    Federally regulated FAMILY MEDICAL
    LEAVE ACT. They can not take
    Away her job no matter how
    Long she is there. The only fatch is she has to
    Have been working
    There for at least a year. She of course won’t
    Be paid, but she will
    Still have her job.

    • As for the health bill, I know that the family med leave act she should be able
      To keep her ins, if not try local state funded programs. Also the hospital wants $ (any $ I knew a self pay person who had her entire bill cut down to 1/3 of what it was just because any $ is better than none. Please I’m
      On FB look me up of you have questions

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