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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Keep your fingers crossed for us tonight

just saw this the other day... seems fitting, doesn't it?

UPDATE: Ugh, I'm sad to report that our news story has been preempted by the Swine Flu cases in Marin county. I just got off the phone with Carolyn Tyler, the reporter. She said the piece looks great and hopefully it will air tomorrow. So still keep those fingers crossed...


Tonight (scratch that, hopefully tomorrow) at 6pm, the local ABC affiliate KGO 7 will be airing a piece about K and the lack of services for women and children in her situation, and how the blogging community--meaning YOU-- reached out to help a family in desperate need when the city could not.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that something extra good comes of this tonight. I hope that we get enough donations to make sure this little family has a nice apartment to live in until permanent housing becomes available or that the powers that be finally realize that enough isn't being done to help homeless mothers and their children.

Thank you to each and every one of you who has cared to donate, to email a letter of encouragement or to tell your friends, because it's through your support and sharing this story that we were able to attract the attention of some people that might finally do something to make a huge difference in the lives of this family.

Thank you thank you thank you. Wish us luck!


You should be able to see a streaming version online at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/index or view the archived version later.


SE'LAH... April 28, 2009 at 5:21 PM  

WOW!!! Sending positive vibes for Kelaya and family. I am so proud of everyone who reached out and of you for bringing awareness to her situation.

One Love.


Gabby April 28, 2009 at 6:19 PM  

Fear always trumps program choices over hope. I oughta know; I used to work in the media. But I DO believe in karma and somebody's gonna get a spanking, now or later. Let 'er rip, TB.

Just Jules April 28, 2009 at 6:21 PM  

isn't it amazing when things just happen?!
and we let them :)

Sharon April 28, 2009 at 7:22 PM  

What you are doing for this woman and her children is truly amazing! i'm so glad that Andi posted this on her blog!

If there were only more people like you who care, just a little, this world would truly be a much better place.

you have proved that one person can make a difference!

shabby girl April 28, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

You, Ms. Julie, are an amazing woman. Truly.

Kelly Kilmer April 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM  

Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed!

Char April 28, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

can't wait to see it - you are a superstar.

julochka April 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM  

can't wait to see it! and what happens afterwards. :-) let's hope city hall squirms!

My Castle in Spain April 29, 2009 at 3:22 AM  

Wish you the best luck Julie !!
much love to you and Kelaya...

Adam April 29, 2009 at 4:24 AM  

can't wait to see it! i should have this whole phone call thing figured out tomorrow, then you can make an appearence on my really really small podcast.

~K April 29, 2009 at 5:17 AM  

Its going to happen because I just sacrificed a whole bowl of Lucky Charms! Good Luck!

SE'LAH... April 29, 2009 at 5:18 AM  

Praying with you...I surely hope the network will shortly air the story of Kelaya and family's situation. You have done a grand job bringing about awareness on these issues and I will just keep them in prayer.

One Love.

Moi April 29, 2009 at 5:20 AM  

this whole story is really amazing - I hope that everything will work out for her and her family. The outpouring of love from the blogging community is really impressive!

Living on the Spit April 29, 2009 at 6:33 AM  

Can't wait to see it and am still praying endlessly!!!

Anonymous April 29, 2009 at 7:24 AM  

It was a stroke of luck that you rain into her and that she ran into you. Thank you for helping this woman and Im excited to see the outcome of your news story.

Anonymous April 29, 2009 at 8:01 AM  

Julie, you are our hero. Thank you for showing people that they CAN make a difference.

Mary-Laure April 29, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

Wishing you all the best!