Thursday, August 23, 2012

{it's a HELP thing}


life is FULL of CELEBRATION and SMILES
....combined intricately with HEARTACHE and TEARS. 
 both necessary - one very obviously more welcome than the other. 
UNITY has experience BOTH in greater degree than typical the past few weeks.


I will forever acknowledge that the strength of Unity comes from the people that are, have been and continue to be associated with us.

our people.
customers/friends
 artists
designers
and a HUGE part of the success and endurance goes directly to our 
EMPLOYEES. 
{aka: unity peeps}
each one of our peeps brings brilliant amounts of dedication along with them to Unity each and every day.
 
kelli
nic
andrea
jake
lisa
robert
monica
jerry
paige


...and i don't think i tell them enough how much we appreciate that.
{i so very much do} 
they tolerate my lack of detail.
they either FIX it or GO WITH IT!
i admire that.
As you know - we sent out a bit of a "PLEASE BE PATIENT"
with your orders arriving -  notice via FACEBOOK
RIGHT
as we were reaching 12,000 Facebook Friends a couple weeks ago.
This plea for your patience on orders was DUE TO A SEVERAL THINGS.
i OVERLOADED the manufacturing area of Unity with my crazy SALES.

i was BEHIND on getting some specific things done that needed to be done.

and usually....it all flows and gets worked out.
'cause everyone BUSTS BUTT!


BUT
Robert at UNITY got Sick.
{suddenly without much warning at all}
and
Monica was by his side.


TWO key people in making things FLOW with the rest of the team....
encountered Heartache and Tears in their lives.
Monica and Robert need some special attention.



What started as a severe headache starting on Monday August 6th. 
led to
a doctor visit
which lead to
an emergency room visit
which lead to 
a blood transfusion
which lead to an ambulance ride 
a bone marrow extraction
and a diagnosis
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


Temporarily without Monica and Robert here FULL TIME everyone came together as a team and got things done.


Even ROBERT and Monica.
she came in between hospital runs - and ROBERT...
 HE is so dedicated to his job he was ordering SHIPPING SUPPLIES and CLEAR BAGS from his hospital bed.
THAT is how amazing these people are!
Monica is back to work, but surely finds herself beyond BUSY.
Robert is in the hospital 45 minutes from home.
She is back and forth and back and forth.


So we want to help with those travel expenses - and perhaps a little more by running this FUN 
12,000 FB Friends
--------
12% Donation 
{to monica and robert}
-------
$1.20 Tiny Flutters Stamp
----------
STAMP OUT CANCER
SALE!
----------
12 Stamp Grab Bags $7


Here are the SALE graphics.
THERE ARE over 49 Stamp Kits
marked $12 and Under
CHECK the 24 kits for $12 
AND 
the
STAMP OUT CANCER 
categories.





Unity will DONATE 12% of the sales this weekend to Robert and Monica.

IF
YOU 
WANT 
TO 
DO 
MORE?

Buy Tiny Flutters for $1.20 and we will ADD THAT ENTIRE AMOUNT on top of the 12%.






Be sure you VIEW the NEW UNITY T.V. by Angie Blom


You can see the FULL blog post right below this one! 





 {Ippity}

20 comments:

Karenladd said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about Robert's illness. Will be thinking of them and off to see if there is anything I want to buy (silly right, of course there's a ton I want to buy). Hang in there Monica and Robert ...praying that things will improve.

LindaChad said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Robert and Monica. Unity is such a special company and I will certainly do my part! Best to all of you?

Gail C said...

So sad for everyone involved. Gonna go place an order now - every little bit will help :) GREAT idea by the way....

Mary Friederichsen said...

Sending prayers for healing and courge. I pray Ronertthat you are in remission soon! And Monica please know that there are many prayers being said for you and Robert! Take care of yourself as well! Blessings and hugs, mary

marilyn said...

I hope Robert is on his way back to good health. Adult leukemia is bad news! My mom was just diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Her kidney was removed back in January and we though everything would be just fine...we were WRONG. In the midst of finding out what they can do to help her. I will include Robert and his family in my prayers.

FeistyCrafter said...

Prayers and thoughts to Robert and Monica, but also to the Unity family. I think this is very sweet idea from the company. I'll make sure I help out!!

Angel said...

that's so sad to hear about Robert & Monica. Prayers go out to both of them. You guys are 1 of the best companies around with the greatest people in it. Really admire each one of you. Your hearts are so big. I'll make sure I help out too!

Dawn Easton said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Robert & Monica. What a wonderful idea to raise money. Unity is such an amazing company!

Jessica S said...

And this is one of the many reasons I <3 UNITY! I will keep Robert and the entire family lifted in prayer for strength during the difficult times and to have a hand of peace and contentment embracing them while he is on his road to a full recovery! I will be taking a peek at the sale as well. Yes, every little amount does help and this is an AMAZING gesture Unity!!!
:O)
Jessica S

bethann said...

my dearest husband is fighting a rare aggresive lymphoma, he is in the hospital as we speak, so i fully sympathize and understand what Robert, Monica and their friends/family are going thru. it is a very hard thing to endure for both the patient and the caregiver. my thoughts are with you, please keep my husband in your thoughts as well

Mel - The Paper Retreat said...

This is such a beautiful thing you are doing. I lost my grandpa this past fall from acute leukemia. I will pray for Robert and Monica.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

All my prayers to you robert. unity couldn't be any better company for helping out.

Pam said...

My thoughts are with Robert and Monica and their family. Unity is one big happy family that will always stick together, and that is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Focus on the fact there is treatment and potential for a complete cure
an anonymous physician assistant

Peggysue Turner said...

So scary. Sending up prayers for a return to good health and complete disappearance of the cancer.

Synthia said...

You are a true friend indeed! All the best to Robert and Monica's family.

NoraAnne said...

So heartbreaking! Hoping and praying for him and Monica and their family to get through this together stronger than ever before. Miracles happen everyday, prayers to Robert for a full and speedy recovery.

Ruby said...

I am so sorry for all of the people involved with this cancer diagnosis. So Sad. My prayers are being said for Robert and Monica. You MUST NOT Give up HOPE. I know what a shock it is to find out that you have CANCER. I am a 5 year survivor of Cancer. It was tough at the time and I did what I had to BUT it was friends and family support that got me through the tough fight. I just want you to know that it can be beaten so fight with all your might. You are in my thoughts. Bless everyone.

Super Jen said...

Love companies who support their employees for better or for worse.

Stephanie said...

My prayers go out to you and your team Angela. Running a business is hard work and takes so much dedication I know it. If not for the wonderful people brought into our lives little would get accomplished. My prayer is for your employees and their families, and for the Unity family to find peace and hope in such trying times. Thinking of you so much. ---The Bella Blvd Staff

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