#IStandWithThomasPeters – Helping Is What Catholic Moms Do

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Thomas and Natalie Peters

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
Hospital bed
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:

TWITTER: Show your support!
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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

FACEBOOK: Show your support! 
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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. 

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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  1. I had gotten distracted with ‘life’ and had not followed up on his progress lately. Thank you for posting this and reminding us that needs continue even after the initial flurry of support fades. I know how successful this drive will be! I am continually amazed at the kindness and generosity of Catholic Moms. Thank you for setting this up, Lisa!

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