Believe it or not, being a good, involved, plugged in Dad can be isolating sometimes. At least I found that it was in my experience. I spent a lot of time without having other Dads in my life that I could candidly share what was going on with me and my family without worry of judgement or having the subject changed.
I also never really understood the point of having “online friends” or being part of an “online community” because I didn’t see how it could fill any type of void in the “real world.”
That all changed when I found a Dad Bloggers group on Facebook.
I could go on and on about how their advice has not only enriched my writing but how their comradery and willingness to listen has made my “real life” so much better.
But, this post isn’t about me.
It is about Oren Miller.
Oren is the founder of that facebook group and he needs us. Oren was diagnosed with Cancer. It is stage four. His time with us is in danger of being cut short. He is fighter, he is strong, he is not taking this laying down. If you are in doubt of that, please read his words from his site A Blogger And A Father.
I cannot imagine what it is like to be in my friend’s shoes. Yes I call him my friend even though I have never met him face to face. He is a TRUE FRIEND.
I do know, though, that he and his family deserve all the peace they can get during this time. I know they say money cannot buy happiness, and that is true. But Oren is happy. His family is happy. Sure they are scared and worried, but what we can help them with is some financial peace of mind.
The Pappy has NEVER asked you to open your wallet for anything. Until now.
I am asking you to click on the picture and donate to Oren and his family.
Don’t feel like what you can give is too little. We are in the midst of a financial crisis in my family, but we still gave something. Because Dads stick together.
People are afraid of the stigma of asking for help these days, especially financial help. They don’t want people to mistrust their intentions or inconvenience themselves. There are certain causes, though, that say “Forget that! The possibility that one person will see the story of this person I care about and help them out is worth any other judgement I may get!”
Thank you for taking the time to read about my Buddy, Oren. Take a moment to pray for him and his family as well!