Hi all. Ellie here. Again.
Just a quick follow-up post about the new website, Shining Strong, named in honor of my Dad who passed away in 2011. He taught me from a young age the importance of giving back to your communities (especially those that gave freely to you) and he gave tirelessly of his time to those less fortunate, to those struggling with addiction and recovery (WAY before he knew he daughter would be one of those people one day, and even though the disease never touched him personally), to his church, town and friends in need.
It is his legacy that I honor with the website, which I hope to turn into a not-for-profit organization that can then try to raise funds through grants or sponsorships so we can continue to build our audience and reach more struggling women (and more women in recovery, too!).
Here is where you can help: if you or a loved one have been helped by Crying Out Now, can you please go to the Testimonials Section of Shining Strong (click the link) and leave a testimonial about how it has helped you? You can do it anonymously if you'd like. The more testimonials we have, the more chances we have of attracting additional funds without compromising the integrity of the mission of Crying Out Now (and The Bubble Hour).
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all your support. Without all of you NONE of this would be possible.