Share Christy’s Story: A Beautiful Expression of Giving
Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for your continued support – It means the world to me and my family.
Today, the Christy Sims Foundation is kicking off “Share Christy’s Story: A Beautiful Expression of Giving“. This is a nine-week campaign to bring my story to more people in order to teach more about the different aspects of domestic violence. I also hope to raise funds to help cover the cost of my medical needs, specifically a Total Contact face mask which will help my skin to heal as I go through more surgeries.
I’ll admit it is much easier for me to ask you to share my story in order to help others. Right now, as I type this, there are people out there about to enter a relationship with a violent person. There’s someone living their own horror story right now who thinks things might get better if they just “try harder”. And, there are plenty of people out there who may not be on the verge of an unhealthy relationship but they’re on the track to one. Please share my story. You just might reach one of these people before it’s too late.
As I said in my video, I am not used to asking for help. I am a counselor and I’m much more comfortable giving support than receiving it. The fact of the matter is, though, I need it and, most importantly to me, my children need it. They need a mom who can be there, be truly present for them, rather than consumed by worry.
I realize so many of you have given and I can never, ever properly articulate how much it has meant to me. I understand, though, that as giving and supportive as you are, you can’t always donate more to help me out. I get it. I really, really do.That is why I am asking you to please share my story with everyone you know and ask them to give. Ask them to make a difference. I can assure you, every little bit helps and I am thankful for every penny.
Over the next few months, I’ve got a lot planned including my thirteenth surgery, speaking engagements, and even a few fun online projects for this campaign that I hope you’ll join me in. And, because I will never be able to say it enough, thank you.