This may seem like an odd request coming me, editor of Designs in Machine Embroidery but I want to ask you to make a donation to Ellen March’s Go Fund Me campaign. Who is Ellen March? Ellen is the editor of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines. She does for CME what I do here for Designs in Machine Embroidery. Now she’s battling breast cancer. I don’t know Ellen personally – we politely say hello at industry press events but really, we’re competitors. We lead the industry’s only machine embroidery magazines. And I’m probably breaking every rule in the ‘good old boys corporate handbook’ by asking you to help my competitor but I don’t care. I really feel for her and her young family.
When I heard of her diagnosis, I was horrified – she is the mother of young – very young – children: a toddler son and infant twin girls. I know how I hard I work – I can’t even imagine how hard she works with two mags, a television show and babies at home! And now, to battle breast cancer on top of it all? Unthinkable.
So if you can spare a few dollars (really, every little bit helps and that’s what crowd funding is all about) give to her Go Fund Me campaign. Her family’s medical bills are piling up. And say a prayer for her speedy recovery. She’s got a lot of living left to do.
Here’s a link to her fund: https://www.gofundme.com/un7r7r58