Tuesday, April 24, 2012



In times of need, our online friends are just as important as anyone else. Like recently with me being sick, everyone came to my blog and commented with well wishes. It really helped me, knowing that I had a lot of people who care. When your online friends need something, make an effort to show them you're there.

Now, what really made me think of this word is this:

I don't know Joshua's dad and I don't know Joshua, but I do feel the need to Unite for him. With just over a month left and almost $3300 left until the goal is met-I knew this was the best post I could do for U.

It's been a few months since I learned of Joshua's fight against cancer and I've been supporting this cause ever since. Joshua is a 21 year old young man who was diagnosed with Leukemia. His father is an author by the name of Maxwell Cynn. You can read the post about Joshua's diagnosis here.

There are also videos about this cause and announcements/updates here. The hashtag for talking about this cause online is #IndiesUnite4Joshua

I know my posts keep being a bit serious lately, but there are things that keep happening or coming into my mind that just happen to be a little serious. I've wanted to use this cause as a topic for a post for a while, and now I have.

Unite for Joshua...Unite period. Take time to be there for your online friends. Many of the supporters for Joshua's campaign are online friends that his dad Maxwell met over the years of blogging and taking part in online writer groups and whatnot. Some are just Twitter friends. Some are online friends of other online friends. The point is, you never know when you will need your online friends-they're important, so show them that you know that they are. And be there for them when they need it. If you haven't heard about Joshua and his fight, please take a moment to visit the site and read more about Joshua and his fight.

Happy Uniting :)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And when we make friends online, it's amazing how much they will support us in our time of need.

Laura Barnes said...

Great cause. Thanks for sharing your passion.

Laura Barnes @laurabwriter.blogspot.com

Em-Musing said...

Causes like this are another great use of blogs. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm now following you too.

Cherie Larkins said...

It's so heartwarming to see support from people we don't really know in real life. There can be a community online as much as there is one in real life, and the virtual community can be just as powerful.

Good cause, great post!

Jess said...

From your heart.

Eden Baylee said...

So touched by thispost Kela, thank you for adding it to your blog

Kela McClelland said...

Alex-Yes it is.

Laura-And thank you for stopping by :)

Em-Perfect use of blogs. Thanks for following!

Cherie-I completely agree, the virtual community can sometimes be more powerful as well.

Jess-Thank you for stopping by :)

Eden-You're welcome. I've been wanting to have a post for it. Today was perfect. Thank you for stopping by :)

Bossy Betty said...

A great post and a great reminder of what we can all do to help make the world better! Thanks for coming by my blog today.

Leovi said...

All for a good cause. Unity is strength.

Anglers Rest said...

This was a lovely post. Ironically, I have just heard that a family member has lost the battle with Cancer and for me that makes your post all the more worthwhile.

Barbara said...

Thank you for this post, I strongly agree with your topic for U! It's important to share these things, as it true, you never know who might pick it up :)
Really enjoyed this one!