Omar is our 16 year old son who struggles with depression, anxiety and OCD which contribute to the complexity of his life-threatening Anorexia Nervosa. Omar is an honor student, is on the varsity debate team and currently attends 5 AP classes. He is a beautiful artist, a beautiful friend and a beautiful person. He has taught our family so much about acceptance, tolerance and love for our fellow human beings regardless of our differences. He has many admiral goals including becoming a clinical dietitian. He would like to help others who struggle with some of the same challenges that he faces. If he does not, however, receive the treatment he so desperately needs, he will not live to attain those goals.
Omar is currently being treated for acute complications of severe Anorexia Nervosa including a weakened heart, cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, electrolyte imbalance, pancytopenia (reduced blood cells in bone marrow) and is at high risk of sudden cardiac death or stroke. The hospital he is currently being treated at is not equipped to handle him in his current condition and he is worsening. He must be transferred to one of only two treatment hospitals in the country that treat males with eating disorders, anxiety and OCD, Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin. He will be there for up to 10 months.
Though we are doing everything in our power to insure that Omar receives the treatment he needs, there are some costs that are not covered or not fully covered by insurance and becoming an increasing burden to our family. Some of these include medical transport of Omar and family companions to the treatment center in Wisconsin, copays, deductibles, travel to visit Omar during his months of treatment (including during the holidays), etc. Please consider a donation of any amount to help us get Omar healthy and happy once again. Your love, support, prayers and generosity are appreciated more than you could ever know.
…and please, remember to be kind, Words are like weapons.
Hey, guys! This is for one of my high school buddies’ younger brother and their family could use any help you can give them! Please take a read and maybe reblog?
I play flute. And yeah, I like it! This was my first year in marching band so it was a bit stressful since it felt like I was the only one who didn't know what I was doing, but once I got the hang of it it was more enjoyable. I've been playing flute off and on since 6th grade. Do you play any instruments?
Oh that’s cool! Do you guys do field shows?? My brother was in marching band in high school and now in college and field shows are my favorite things! I wish I was musical, I have a horrible sense of rhythm! I took dance aerobics this past semester and it was so much fun but I’m so bad at it I literally have no sense of rhythm at all!
do you ever get the urge to clean your entire room and then 5 minutes after u start you’re like nah son and u just lay on the floor
or i start with my floor, and then before I realize, I’ve knocked all my shit off my dresser, in the midst of organizing it, and then look at the now bigger mess on my floor and realized i lost motivation to continue so it was pointless
3 and 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with oral cancer. After moping and being bitter for a couple years, I decided to do something about it and try to give back because of my good fortune of being alive. Myself and some friends have started a charitable organization - The Tomorrow Club Inc. We are…
okay people, listen up. my dad got cancer a couple years ago and he’s fucking pissed off about it and he wants your help. he created a charity to help individual people with cancer/the expenses and its called the tomorrow club.if everyone who follows donates a small amount of $5, he will reach his goal to at least make his charity tax deductible. its the fucking holiday season. the least anyone can do is make a bitter middle aged man happy. he’s been bitching at me for half an hour about how its so stupid that no one cares about charities anymore and he just wants to get going on fundraising.
please help me and my dad out. $5 is not a lot of money.
820 followers means that if every follower donated $5, my dad would raise $4100. so far, theres 12 notes on this and no recent donations. send this to your relatives and friends!
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I'm doing pretty well! Marching band was cancelled today, so I'll probably try to clean my room I guess. I have no idea what to talk about... what are some of your hobbies? Do you read books or play video games much?
Well that’s nice! Umm let’s see. I’m a psych major, so sometimes when I’m feeling extremely bored I’ll look up psychology stuff or research certain experiments that have caught my fancy over the years. I used to be pretty into photography but that’s kind of faded. I’m way into my university’s Colleges Against Cancer, and Special Olympics, especially Special Olympics! I read a lot of books on and off haha. I’m either reading a book a day basically, or a book every 5 months, there’s really no inbetween. I’m trying to do this read a book a day in December thing from this one website and it’s been a lot, but doable so far! I occasionally play video games! I have a love hate relationship with Candy Crush, and my roommate and I play Mario Kart and Super Mario Bros a decent amount.
What do you play in marching band? Do you like it?? How long have you been playing?
The best Christmas gift I have received, I think, was a nice set of pajamas. I always love pajamas. As for my favorite gift I've given, I'd have to say it was when I got my brother silly putty and a slinky last year. And I'll trade you the room temperatures - I'm in a very old building on campus, and even on full the heaters aren't hardly warm at all and the windows leak a lot of below-freezing air. So, how are you today?
Hello! I’m pretty good! My family just sent me a super cute care package for the holidays and it had stickers and Christmas plates and candy and an awesome cup that has a snow globe in it!! I also got holiday window clings which just makes my room seem so much more cheery! How are you??
I haven’t shaved my legs in quite some time and at first it was because I’m lazy and now I’m just like hm how long can I keep this going. My legs itch and my hair is super dark but it’s winter and who cares!
(I'm like 90% sure I'm gonna forget to ask anonymously before this Secret Santa thing is over.) My roommate just rewatched Elf. I have only seen it once and that was years ago. I need to find it again! I've always enjoyed one version of A Christmas Carol that I grew up with. And, of course, my favorite December tradition of Tolkien is back for a couple more years! I'm looking forward to Desolation of Smaug! What would you say has been your favorite gift of all time, either to receive or give?
ME TOO! Haha it’s so much to remember! Is it horrible for me to say I’ve never read/seen the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? It’s been on my list for some time but I’ve never gotten around to it!
One of the best gifts I’ve ever received is from high school! I was in ASB (leadership) and every year we did a Secret Santa which was always entertaining. We do 4 days of mini gift giving, then a party on the Friday where we revealed who our person was. So that whole week I was getting presents that were so great and on point and exactly what I would have wanted and the clues were so not helpful! I had absolutely no idea who my person was, then it was revealed it was my best friend! He worked SO hard to keep it a secret and it was amazing and to this day I still have no idea how he did it! It was so great!
I can’t really think of the best thing I’ve given to someone is! I love giving gifts so much more than receiving though! One of my friends has the BEST reactions to gifts ever! Her whole face lights up and she’s always so happy with whatever she gets and it’s great. Oh! I know! Well technically I haven’t given these yet, but this year I got my family matching “ugly” Christmas sweater style t-shirts with our family name on them and I’m really excited for my family to open them. I’m sure they’ll think it’s ridiculous but I’m sure they’ll love them and I’m way looking forward to it!
What about you, what’s the best Christmas thing you’ve given/received??
New goal: Read all of the books on the 31 days of reading in December challenge from PulseIt. I read one on the first, then forgot until today, but it’s 31 book that are free to read for just 24 hours! I have a goal of reading 50 books this year, and I’m way behind, so I’m hoping this will bring me up to speed! Wish me luck!
Yep, I'm an Oregonian, born and raised! And I know how procrastination goes - I tend to write my papers the night before. It sounds like your Christmastime is going to be pretty great! Do you have any favorite holiday movies that you plan to watch? And are you a Christmas-Eve or Christmas-Morning present opener?
Oh nice!! What are the odds haha. I definitely do the same thing! My roommate glares at me all the time because I can write papers the night before and still pass my classes. I’m definitely planning on watching Elf an ungodly amount of times! My family and I have already watched it once after Thanksgiving, and I definitely have plans to watch it at least 5 more times. Gotta love the Claymation Christmas movies as well though, those are always great! What about you, any favorite holiday movies?
I’m definitely a Christmas-Morning present opener. Occasionally if we have gifts to give each other to use on Christmas we might open them the night before. My friends and I at school just had our mini Christmas celebration though, and it was fabulous. One of my friends refuses to open gifts if it’s not Christmas so we created the tradition of “fake Christmas” that counts as real Christmas so we can give gifts to each other and open them before we all leave. It’s a pretty great tradition, and we all got each other such fabulous things!