This is my partner Yvan’s beautiful nephew Lyam. Lyam has had a rough start to life.
After being born prematurely in May, his tiny body, producing too many white blood cells, hasn’t been able to properly fight off the most minor of infections, all of which have become life-threatening.
After months of surgeries and periods of recovery at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, he will be arriving at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto on September 9th to undergo a bone marrow transplant to “reset” his immune system. He is expected to stay there for at least six months while he recovers.
Annie, his mother, has been by his side every day. We are raising money to help her deal with the months of unexpected expenses (travel, accommodations, etc.) that have arisen as she cares for her newborn son.
How can you help? To raise funds I have have set up several options!
First, you can donate any amount securely via PayPal/Credit Card/Debit. These funds will go directly to Lyam’s parents to help with the expenses they’ve incurred.
SHOP FOR KNITTED SAMPLES AND KITS
I’ve also set up a very special fundraising auction. The following Original Sample Garments are up for auction! Included with them are two kits generously donated by Karen of Feisty Fibres to make either the Arrowpath Shawl or the Granular Shawl.
The auction will run until the end of day Saturday, September 21st! Winning items that are paid for will be shipped immediately upon payment, at my expense. Click an item for full details, and to bid.
BUY KNITTING PATTERNS
Finally – if you’re a knitter, or know a knitter – get over to Ravelry to purchase one of my patterns, with all proceeds going towards this fundraiser.
Purchase before end of day September 21st, and all digital downloads are 20% off!
Simply shop and the discount is automatically applied, no code needed!