Future Rockstar - Izzy Mae Sanchez
Community is about friends, family and neighbors banding together when things suck to help out where they can. Though I only technically lived there for a short time - Bremerton, WA is a community that I'm still very closely tied to. I visit often (most recently the 4th of July) and most of my best friends in this world live/are from there.
I've known Joe Sanchez for well over a decade (in fact, he may have dated my little sister..but I can't 100% remember). You would be hard pressed to find a nicer, cooler, funnier and more genuine guy. In December, he and his wife Carrie had a beautiful baby girl named Izzy Mae. Unfortunately, in February, Izzy Mae was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia.
For the last 6 months, Izzy has been in and out of the hospital and recently her condition has gotten worse.
As you can imagine - with all the emotional stress involved with this, it's also quite a financial burden for the young parents. That's why as a community, we are banding together and trying to raise money to help ease that burden a bit.
You can find out more about Izzy Mae, her disease and how you can help at this site.
If you're reading this - it's likely you don't know Joe, Carrie or Izzy. However, you can almost certainly relate to the fact that sometimes things suck - and when that happens, it's nice to have some help. YOU can help provide that help right now.