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April 29, 2010

Want to go to Greece for FREE? Find out how!


One day you’re on the top of the world; your life is going just as you had always hoped.  You have a great family, a loving husband, an adorable son and now the second child you had always hoped for.  On top of that, you are a seriously talented scrapbooker, take a mean photo and have an incredible knack for leaving your friends in hysterics.

That was Linda Burnasakorn’s life.  Then one day she woke up with what she thought was the flu.  In the blink of an eye she was in the ICU fighting for her life.  Over the next several months she fought to overcome pneumonia, collapsed lungs, multiple infections, internal bleeding, organs on the verge of shutting down, blood clots and so much more.

Despite all the challenges and setbacks, Linda made it through!

But, as a consequence of her illness and extremely low blood pressure, her doctors needed to amputate both of Linda’s feet and all of her fingers.    Linda has been such an inspiration to all who know her (and many that don’t) throughout her ordeal.  Within weeks of losing her legs she was up and walking on her own, with the aid of prosthetics.  Linda’s last hand surgery was in January and she is already out driving, cooking, doing laundry and even tying shoelaces!

Linda still has much more to overcome.  There are the medical bills from 6 and a half months in intensive care and rehab.  She will need additional prosthetic legs and insurance coverage is limited.  And Linda and her family need to sell their current home.  It is located on the second floor in a building without an elevator.  A situation that isn’t conducive to Linda’s new circumstances.

And this is where we hope you come in!  Linda’s story could be anyone’s story. There was no rhyme or reason to why this happened to her.  I’m sure that every one of us would hope that if we were to find ourselves in a similar situation the scrapbook community would rally around us.   We want to bring this community together to help support this incredibly brave, inspirational and phenomenal woman.  And, in turn, to thank you for helping out we are offering some unbelieveable prizes!

You could be the lucky winner of a Cocoa Daisy Destinations event in Greece with Ali Edwards, Karen Russell and Jenni Bowlin worth $3000!  Or any of the generously donated prizes listed below!!  *** I’ve heard from quite a few people wondering if there are still spots available for the event and yes, there are.  you can find more information about the event here.

To be entered to win all you need to do is make a donation through www.paypal.com to LindaB@cocoadaisy.com to be entered to win.  One ticket is $10 and you’ll receive an extra ticket for every $50 donated (separate donations cannot be aggregated).   The fundraiser runs from today, April 29th through May 22, 2010.  Winners will be announced on May 26th.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to help a fellow scrapbooker in need and the chance to find yourself enjoying the beaches of Mykonos with some of your favorite scrapbook celebrities!

A huge thank you goes out to all of our very generous sponsors!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at mailbox@cocoadaisy.com.

Thank you!!

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73 Responses to “Want to go to Greece for FREE? Find out how!”

  1. Sylvie says:

    My donation is made. My prayers are for Linda and her family.

  2. Kiara Lee says:

    You are an amazing woman, Linda! I can only imaging what you are going through, sending you a lot of prayers and hugs!!

    I just made the donation. Please don’t put me into the drawing, I’m just glad I could help!!

  3. Jenny says:

    What a strong courageous woman to endure this tragedy and make it through. Im off to donate. My prayers are with her and her family. My heart goes out to her. God Bless.

  4. Alexa says:

    I donated and blogged about the fund-raiser to spread the word a bit. Best wishes to you and your family Linda.

  5. jennifer hamilton says:

    Just donated. The Burnasakorn’s family will be in my prayers.

  6. Vicki J. Wade says:

    Just contributed through PayPal. I feel so for Linda and her family. They are in my prayers!
    -Vicki

  7. Mary says:

    I hope that the fundraiser goes through the roof and Linda is encouraged by all the love for her and her family. We are all rooting for you Linda!

  8. terri bonnette says:

    Just made my donation! You guys are great. thanks for the chance to win something while doing a worthwhile fundraiser to a fellow scrapbooker.i hope this will help the situation in a big way at such little cost. My hopes and prayers go out to linda and her family.

  9. Just sent my donation. What a great fundraiser; hopefully it raises lots of money for her family.

  10. Ingrid says:

    What a wonderful idea – just made my donation. Thank you for letting us help in some small way – it will all pool together into a HUGE blessing!

  11. Cathy says:

    I hope this fundraiser takes off. Happy to Tweet it and post it to my Facebook status, and make a donation. Good luck!

  12. Ainsley says:

    Just made a donation. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to help out a fellow scrapper!

  13. Chrissie says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and her family. Thanks for giving us a fun way to help out!

  14. Corbi says:

    This story touched me and I hope this helps Linda and her family.

  15. so touching and wonderful to have everyone coming together for an amazing cause. LOVE

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  17. Gina says:

    I can’t imagine how this has affected her life. My hopes and prayers for peace and comfort!

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