My name is Lindsay and I wanted to write a little blog post about a fundraising project we recently started.
A little bit of background…
My husband Brandon and I first had the pleasure of meeting Adam and Allison in the spring of 2009 when they started attending the same church plant we did in St. Charles, MO. We immediately knew that they were special people and we wanted to be their friends. The next two years flew by and were filled with a lot of adventures and fun. One night, the Buzards invited us over for dinner and the inevitable happened, they told us they were moving away. We were heartbroken even though deep down we always knew this day was coming. Nashville was getting two really great new residents!
We have had a few visits back and forth over the last few years and kept in touch as much as our busy lives would allow. One night after writing to ask when we could come visit next, we got what no one is ever prepared for, the news saying “Adam has cancer.” I had the same reaction that I assume many of you did, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t pretty. A few weeks after Adam started treatment, I was able to start wrapping my brain around the fact that this was all really happening to my friend, I began trying to figure out how I could help. I am a doer by nature, I don’t like to sit still and I always have at least 10 projects going at once. Being in St. Louis, I hated that I couldn’t participate in helping with housework, running errands, or bringing by dinner (Thank you Nashvillians for stepping up!) I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to DO something, anything to help our sweet friends.
About a month ago, while bouncing ideas off of friends and family, we came up with a plan to print t-shirts to sell as a fundraiser for the Buzards. This seemed like a great idea because people all over the country can participate and we all know Adam and Allison have friends in every city they’ve ever lived in or visited. I wanted a simple design had been thinking about something with arrows. While Adam was in the ICU, I asked Allison if there were any verses that had been particularly special to them through this battle. She told me that she had been praying Psalm 18 over Adam continuously so I went to refresh my memory. As part of the passage, Psalm 18:14 reads “And he sent out his arrows and scattered them; he flashed forth lightning and routed them.” In the span of about fifteen minutes we went from an idea to a design, and that is my kind of efficiency!
Now for the part where I ask for your help! We all know that medical bills add up FAST. Adam has been unable to work since his treatment began in October. Well let me rephrase that - Adam has been working harder than he ever knew he could, he just isn’t getting paid for the kind of work he’s doing. Allison has taken off many days of work to be with Adam during treatments and surgeries to be his moral support and care taker.
This is where we come in. There is a lot of truth in the saying “No one can do everything but everyone can do something.” While I would love to take the financial burden off of my friends so they can focus on healing, I simply don’t have the means to do so but this fundraiser does! Please consider buying a t-shirt for yourself or one for each member of your family (we have adult unisex sizes, women's, and children's sizes available). I was able to get a great deal on printing prices to maximize the amount of money per shirt that will go directly to Adam and Allison. You can order shirts by clicking this link or going to www.blessingthebuzards.bigcartel.com. If t-shirts aren’t your thing, keep checking back to the site because we are still dreaming up other things to sell. You can also contribute straight to the Buzards by donating here on their Post Hope page under the “donations” tab or by mailing a check to their address on the bottom of that page. Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your support of Adam and Allison!