If you’re a follower of this blog, you’ve been praying with me for the ultimately brave duo of Thomas and Natalie Peters in the wake of Thom’s horrific injury. For me, watching the two of them — faced with such a challenge in the earliest weeks of their marriage — has been a true lesson in what “holy matrimony” really means.
So I’m thrilled to pass along information on an initiative aimed at encouraging Thom and Natalie spiritually, emotionally and financially.
I was thinking today about how almost every single Catholic mom I know would jump at the chance to be a part of Thomas and Natalie’s solution. Helping is what we do. Imagine that this were your child, your brother, your husband. Ask yourself how you hope people would respond. Would you want them to “like” a status on Facebook, or “retweet” or “pin” the graphic? Or would you want them to prayerfully consider what small sacrifice they might make in order to be able to offer a small gift to this couple? I know my answer.
Along with sharing on social media on Thursday, please also consider a donation in support of Thomas’ continued recovery. You can donate online at http://tpetersrecovery.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html. Any size donation will be a blessing — when we combine our efforts, we will truly make a difference.
Here’s an overview:
Join us on November 14, 2013 for #IStandWithThomasPeters Day!
Nearly four months ago, Thomas was left in critical condition after a swimming accident. Since then, Thomas has made amazing strides in his recovery, but he still has a long way to go. Thomas moved out of rehab two weeks ago and is finally home with his wife, Natalie. Read Thomas’ powerful reflection on his journey thus far and on what is to come: “Reflections on my time away.”
Thomas has always been a vocal advocate for life, marriage, and the faith. Throughout this whole journey, Thomas and Natalie have remained steadfast, and have been a shining example of marriage, love, and the faith. We are watching miracles happen every day, in Thomas and Natalie’s lives, but also in the lives of the people who have been touched by their story.
Help share their story and join us on November 14th for #IStandwithThomasPeters day!
On #IStandwithThomasPeters day, we also hope to raise funds to help Thomas and Natalie during this new transition and Thomas’ continued recovery. The medical bills, the transition home, and Thomas’ continued recovery are extremely expensive, and we would like to help.
The goal → $25,000!
Breakdown of all of the costs/needs:
Health Insurance via Cobra
Manual Wheelchair co-payment
Renting a motorized wheelchair – transitional
Prescriptions and medical supplies
Home health aide 3x a week
Handicapped accessible apartment
Expenses and miscellaneous bills
How to get involved online for #IStandwithThomasPeters day on November 14th:
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Because the man is never poor or alone who has good friends. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
Will you join me in prayer for Thomas and Natalie Peters? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
Because I believe in life, marriage, and religious freedom. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
I’ve donated to help Thomas Peters’ recovery – will you join me? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
Thank you @AmericanPapist for being a voice for the Church. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters #Catholic
Pray for Thomas and Natalie Peters, and show your support: http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
#IStandwithThomasPeters, do you? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc
Thank you @AmericanPapist for being a voice for the unborn. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters #prolife
Will you support Thomas Peters and pray for his continued recovery? http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
Every life is precious. Thank you God for the gift of Thomas Peters’ life. http://bit.ly/17NzvFc #IStandwithThomasPeters
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Thank you for all of your prayers and support for Thomas and Natalie during this difficult time. May God bless you and your family.