Very nervous and worried about arriving yesterday. Must be honest here - as soon as I got to the Flint airport, I instantly went into panic mode. Once at my mom's house, I had two tylenol and a rum and coke - courtesy of Joel. That, by the way, did the trick. Things went much better than anticipated today. Went to breakfast with my Mom and Joel. Sydney loved the restaurant - Bob Evans. When we got to my Dads, Mark (my cousin) was there working away. (Mark has been working on the Mud House and any project that needs attention for several weeks now). Thank you Mark for all your help ! I can't say that enough ! Also, super nice to have someone here to welcome us so sweetly & carry our suitcases up two steep flights of stairs ! Lucky girls. [...]
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Hi everyone -
Welcome to the posthope.org site where I can provide you with updates. It would be nice to talk to you all personally or better yet - have you here with me and Sydney. For now, I hope this will be helpful. xo [...]
Welcome to the Don support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates to support Don. Here's the plan:
Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, make donations, share Don’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Don’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Don’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.
Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Don and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here to help alleviate pressure for Don and expedite information sharing. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.
Posts: This is where you can leave an encouraging message for Don and family, and to read thoughts left by others! If you have something pressing you'd like suggest that everyone sees (e.g. a fundraiser or upcoming event you're spearheading), please don't hesitate to contact us via private message so we can consider sharing it more widely in the Journal sections. There will undoubtedly be many coordinated efforts and events ahead, and we want to make certain they’re organized and publicized through this site to help drive the greatest possible impact.
Calendar: Please see this important section to learn what the family needs NOW. This will be an especially helpful section for locals in close proximity to Don. This is an up-to-date calendar which will list the family's immediate needs such as child-care, rides, and meals to help most in the short term. If you see a need posted and can fill it, please sign up through the calendar page directly (i.e. not through private communication) to let us and others know that you've committed to that need. Please check back often to help out with the most recently posted needs!
Notifications: After clicking “Follow” above, you’ll then see a tab to manage “Notifications”. If you feel you’re receiving too many or too few email notifications, please check this section to tailor notifications to your areas of interest. For example, if you want to receive journal updates but not new calendar posts, or any combination of notifications from this site, you can do set them to your preference this section.
Don’t Forget! If you haven’t done so already, please click “Follow” on the top right. It’s your very next step to showing your support!