Friday, August 22, 2008

Meet Stephanie and Christian Nielson.
I don't know them personally, but feel like Stephanie is a friend. For the last year, I have been an avid reader of her blog, checking it everyday, looking forward to a new post of her lovely life. She is beautiful, funny, and has the sweetest, purest style. She is mommy to four adorable little ones and hopelessly in love with her husband, Christian. Sadly, on Saturday, they were in a serious small-plane crash in eastern az. The flight instructor on board passed away and Stephanie and Christian are very seriously injured and recovering at the burn center at Maricopa County Medical Center. Desperately feeling the need to do something, I have added a "Donate To NieNie" button to the right that her family has provided. Please make a donation to go toward the costly medical bills that will await this family. The financial burden that accompanies an accident or illness is a sad reality and any little bit can help.
If you'd like to learn more about Stephanie, visit her blog (click the "I read NieNie" button) and I am sure you will fall in love with her and her family just as I have!

4 comments:

Kim said...

Sara, Rick works in the burn unit and said they have had a lot of support from family so far. I know they will need a ton of support in the months to come. Burns are a terrible thing to recover from. I will keep them in my prayers..
Kim

Wendy said...

Sara I JUST got through reading this article in our local paper up here~how weird! Im so glad to see a picture of them, I figured they were young because of their kids ages. That is so sad I hope they pull through and aren't too badly scared! Ill go check out her blog now!

Keri said...

I too, am deeply saddened by this family's tragedy. I was not an avid reader of her blog, but stayed up late the other night catching up on all her entries and fell in love with her stories. I am so impressed by the support system that has surrounded them and hope for the best for her and Christian. They will remain constantly in my prayers...

Heather Mommy said...

I have been a reader of Nie Nie and Cjane for the last year as well. My sister is friends with their sister, Page. Stephanie and I exchanged a couple of emails a while back. I can't stop thinking about them. I just feel sick inside for them. I know they are planning a run in honor of them. That seems like it would be right up your alley.