I am excited today to launch one of our most exciting fundraising initiatives to date. Operation Kids has teamed up with singer/songwriter Collin Raye to help him use his new song “She’s With Me” to raise funds for a cause near and dear to his heart: children and families facing extraordinary medical conditions.
“She’s With Me” is a tribute to my granddaughter, Hailey, very, very special – and very ill with a neurological condition that no one’s been able to diagnose, and it’s regressive … for six years, I’ve been having this in my heart. It’s very hard to write about things like this, because nothing is ever good enough for her, and it’s hard to put into words how you feel.
The idea of “She’s With Me” struck me about a year or so ago. Thinking in this life she can’t do anything for herself. She comes and goes because she’s with me, and then I related it to the after life thinking, well, if I’m lucky enough to ever be standing in front of the Lord or St. Peter … maybe, she’ll be standing there and say, “Well, it’s okay, because he’s with me.”
Collin has been a tireless advocate for Hailey and realizes the extraordinary toll that a child’s medical condition and the resulting expenses can place on a family – especially in such a terrible economy. That is why he has joined with us to raise funds for organizations helping these children and families to be able to get treatment, transportation and housing dictated by often long, expensive hospital stays.
How to Help.
Donate. A $5 donation helps children and families helping extraordinary medical expenses. For your $5 donation, you receive a complimentary download of Collin’s new song, “She’s With Me” – not yet available in stores.
Share. Share Collin’s story and this campaign and help children and families in YOUR CITY. The metro area that raises the most money over the next 60 days will have a portion of the money raised stay in that city to benefit programs for local children and families receiving medical treatment. Use this link to e-mail this to your friends and family, or this link to share it via a blog or other social networking platform.
Contribute. Do you have a child facing extraordinary medical treatments and expenses? Have you been helped by the generosity of others? Does “She’s With Me” inspire you to make a difference?
Share your stories with us in our online community. Or, send us an e-mailwith your story, photos or a link to a YouTube video that tells your story and help us spread the word of the tremendous obstacles families with seriously ill children face.
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Collin Raye fans: Get his new song “She’s w/ Me” free by helping @collinraye help kids & families. Info: http://tinyurl.com/d5famh
We have two months to make a difference in thousands of children’s lives. Together, we can do this.