Thanks to everyone who’s helped Health Rising to receive $175 in new recurring donations monthly over the past 3 days and to those who’ve provided valuable single donation support.
Matching Donation Opportunity
Five dollars a month just got a bit bigger. In a first for Health Rising, one of our long-time recurring donors has generously provided a matching donation opportunity.
Linda and her husband Roger, have pledged to make a one-time donation to Health Rising for every recurring donation created from the start of this fundraising drive until Sunday, Nov 10th….
You’ve been a lifeline to me, a window to the world…hope. I’m a 64 year young woman who has survived this vicious illness…23 years and counting. My husband and I are $25/month recurring contributors. We believe so fervently in what you do; it’s invaluable. Living in Wyoming, our isolation brings special challenges. The depth and breadth your blogs and newsletters bring is priceless.
For every recurring contributor from yesterday, through this Thursday, November 7, Roger and I will donate $5 for a one-time pledge. 5 x 5…Let’s make it grow.
- 20 Recurring contributors x $5 = $100
- 100 Recurring contributors x $5 = $500
- 250 Recurring contributors x $5 = $1,250
- 500 Recurring contributors x $5 = $2,500
Come on folks! If NPR can do this, SO CAN WE! My dream has been to assist Cort…this is a start. We’re not wealthy, but we’ll dig deep to help this grow exponentially. We NEED Cort’s life work.
At last we have a Wyoming doctor working holistically with me. I’ve made a 40% improvement cognitively…so…its time for me to step up and renew my commitment to Cort and this work.
Pass this on…please… Shake out those piggybanks, take a chance, support a dream, call someone and ask them to support this. For those of you who are unable to go forward with this, trust me, I truly understand.
What I KNOW is that there is always something we can do, whether its money, or as importantly, passing on this information to our network.
Shake Those Piggybanks!
Pledge $5/month to support Health Rising before Sunday, Nov. 10th – and get your first pledge doubled by Linda’s matching grant.
Simply go to the Support Our Work box on the right hand side of every page on the website, and click Subscribe to invest $5/monthly in Health Rising’s work.
Thanks for your support.
My husband regularly reads Health Rising (our young adult daughter and I are bedridden with ME/CFS, and he reads for us – as Cort writes for us). I’ve recently become a reader/fan of this most informative and helpful blog, which also offers welcome community to the confined.
I am happy to make a commitment of monthly support, and am grateful to Linda and Roger for their generous gesture of encouragement to us to give something back to Cort and to support Health Rising.
Thank you, Cort! And thank you, Linda and Roger, for your gentle push for us all to do the right thing, which in this case otherwise might have found itself in my personal bottomless pit of unattended good intentions.
Thanks so much Jennifer 🙂
Cort, what has happend to the mobile view of this website? It’s difficult to read articles in standard view on smartphones. It has been like this for a couple of days now.
Hello Linda & Roger,
This is such a wonderful gesture, I just signed up for a monthly pledge of $5,00, since I’m all for this and it’s what I can afford at this time. Cort is an amazing person, and yes a lifeline for those of us whose lives and those around us have been turned upside down by this debilitating illness. I read his blog(s), newsletter daily. In fact I’m going to send him a note too telling him how grateful I am for all he is doing for us.
Wishing you, your family & friends peace, strength and continued hope for a cure/meds sometime soon.
Thanks Gina! and thanks again to Linda and Roger 🙂
Thanks for going through the research and writing great summaries of new findings that put them in perspective with other findings. That part is the most helpful, because I have given up on chasing every lead online myself because, well, it won’t translate into a treatment anytime soon so I’d rather wait and see, and also I want to compare it to related findings. You do that for us! And, they are just good reads. Thanks again!
Wow – Linda and Roger’s generosity spurred a lot of recurring donations! Thanks to everyone who’s signed up to provide $150/month in new recurring donations for Health Rising as well as several people who’ve provided substantial single donations.
It’s very gratifying!
Thanks very much…..
This drive is already a success – and we still have two days to go on Carol and Linda’s generous matching donation pledge.
Let’s knock it out of the park and get it up to $200/month pledged. (!)..That would bring in $2400 for Health Rising over the year – a tremendous boost 🙂
Cort – Why is the maximum monthly donation on your site $50? Why not add an option # 5: “Any amount you wish”…?
Good idea….We hate to sell ourselves short 🙂
I’ll check Paypal to see what they offer.
We’re up to $165 in new recurring donations a month. That’s add almost $2,000 to our bottom line – all from $5-10 a month donations! That’s huge for us…
Thanks everyone for their help – and we still have a day on Carol’s and Jim’s matching donation pledge. With $35 more dollars we hit our ‘hoped for’ – but not expected – goal 🙂
I spoke too soon; we’re up to $170 🙂
Linda here…first things first…taking a leap of faith for us all. Lets keep this matching donation going through Sunday. Roger’s behind me, as always. Without his support,
I wouldn’t have made this 23 year+ journey.
Emotional week…our 15 year old dog crossed yesterday. Reminded me, again, of how very precious life is, even amidst the pain and sorrow. Cort…your work is priceless. When my brain permits, I devour each article you send, and often pass on to my doctor. Your unerring sense of timing with pertinent information truly amazes me at times.
Many articles back, when you first touched on “low blood volume”…it rocked my world. I’d been going through very productive but painful IV therapy. My doctor and nurses have been at their wits end to find a vein to pump. It can take 3-4 “sticks” on each arm, hand, and feet to get one to flow. Without your article, my unexpected bout in the hospital this year, and home health for a few days, the many IV’s would have added more distress to this 64 year old body. Armed with that invaluable information, you gave me hope, and the needed impetus to search out more answers. Cort, we need your work.
Please, everyone, pass on the information about the Health Rising Amazon store. Ask your friends, and family to use that link. We are all connected by this illness. Together, we can forge even stronger links to provide the support and nurturing we so desperately need.
We are not alone.
I’ve been afraid to write, for fear of not making sense. That ends now. I’ve been afraid to tackle the cookbook project, for fear of failing. That ends now. Having Cort’s unique perspective and persistence has kept me going in the dark times. Let’s all pull together to face our fears, and not be a victim to this senseless disease.
I’m looking forward to Sunday night…I hope we’re all surprised!
I’m so glad that article helped 🙂 That’s so cool 🙂
Thanks so much extending the timeframe…we’re up to …..drum roll – $185!
Sorry to hear about your dog….I’m travelling with my two dogs now…It would be so painful to lose one of the them….Like losing a member of the family…
I’ve just donated a one-off payment equivalent to one year’s monthly donations – because I prefer to do it that way.
Do I still qualify for the matching donation?
A very generous offer by the way – thank you both!
Marco…ABSOLUTELY!!! Blessings to you.
Please keep passing the word…deadline moved to Sunday night, midnight!
We beat our ‘hoped for target’ with $225 in new monthly recurring donations 🙂 plus we received numerous single donations.
The donations are still coming in…..Big thanks to everybody who’s participated for making the drive a success. Special thanks to Linda and Roger for their matching contribution challenge..:).