Help Save a Home

For: Merry OLeary-Sahl
Organizer: Zoe
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 37 donors
26% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

I'm Zoe and I couldn't let a friend lose her home without fighting for her in one way or another. Here's what Merry has written in her own words.

Fibro is a chronic pain syndrome that affects many different systems of the body. It causes widespread pain, weakness, cognitive issues, fatigue..the list goes on....It can be debilitating and effects 5% of the population. My doctor has no answers. There really is no way to know exactly why it decided to amp up, although he did say that my depression could have been traumatic enough to trigger a worsening of the symptoms. It could also just be that I am getting older.  I take it day by day, trying to accept my limitations. I write about it often on my blog, and I usually spare no detail. Fibromyalgia is a nasty little bastard, and sadly there are many of us out there. 
I was denied disability, then attained some lawyers to assist me. They sent me to their doctors, and to my shock I completely failed the physical test. My legs were so weak and painful, I couldn't even lift them more than a few inches off the exam table.
Trying to dig out of the financial hole these last few years has been a constant struggle.  I Postedabout my husband and I finally giving up the fight to save our home from being auctioned off for back taxes. So when Zoe asked me if it would be okay if she started a fundraiser for me on her blog, I was both hesitant and awestruck. I had been asked by another blogger just the previous day if he could be of assistance, but I declined. ( I wanted to say yes, DJ.) 

Both Merry and I are survivors that advocate against abuse and it's affects as well on our blogs. 

Please help Merry save her home. No amount is too small. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts in advance.

Merry & Zoe

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Zoe

For those who haven’t seen a post in this regard before, I’m trying to raise funds to help a fellow blogger Merry over www.knockedoverbyafeather.wordpress.comsave her home.

Do to illness that is beyond her control, she and her family are about to lose their home. In the grande scheme of things, they need very little to save it.

I’ve set up this fundraiser and thankfully many have responded. In fact it’s been an incredible response, and we are very grateful. We however have not reached the amount we need to in order for them to keep their home, and time is running out.

If anyone is able and wants to donate. No amount is too small. We also need people to blog, reblog, Tweet, and generally use social media to the max.

This is not meant to make anyone feel bad. It’s just an opportunity. 

Thank you to everyone who has given, blogged, Tweeted, FB’d and sent love. It all helps.

There is hope!

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Zoe
We are grateful for all that everyone has done to help. I can't thank you enough. Merry and her family are still not at a place where they can keep their home, and time is running out. If any of you can and want to help, they would appreciate any further help that they can get. 

I do not want to give up fighting for this family. If you can't give, we understand, it's not meant to make you feel bad. It's an opportunity for those who can and want to help.

Giving comes in different forms. If you can, please blog, tweet, FB,(etc.) about it. Help us to support this family and save their home. 

Thank you all so much,

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Zoe
I just want to thank everyone again for all the support you have shown Merry and her family. We have not reached our goal yet but there is still time. If you want to and are able ot help, we would appreciate it.

There is more than one way. You can do a blog post, Tweet it, leave a message for Merry and her family.  Facebook it, anyway we can get the word out would be good. 

I really want to see Merry be able to keep her home. It takes very little in the grand scheme of things to help her do that. This is not a guilt trip in anyway nor is it meant to make anyone feel bad. It's simply an opportunity for those who can and want to help.

Thank you again to everyone who has!


Posted on February 27, 2014 by Zoe
There still is goodness and light in this world, and I want to thank everyone for reminding me of this.

The amount of support I have received the last few days just takes my breathe away.

I feel for the first time in a long time that things can and will be okay again. As long as I live, I will cherish this experience. Love to all..and again, thank you.


Posted on February 26, 2014 by Zoe
Wow in just over 24 hours we've raised over $1000 for this precious family. You all have been so incredibly kind and generous!  I'm so touched and full of joy. Better yet, so is Merry and her family. She told me that it has restored their families faith in humanity. How priceless is that?! 

Thank you to all who've given in more ways then one. You've dontated, blogged, reblogged, Tweeted, sent hem love. All this makes a huge difference!  

We're not at the goal yet but we've come a long way! Let's keep the momentum going!

Thank you again


Posted on February 24, 2014 by Zoe
A message from the heart of Merry's Husband.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who took the time and put forth the effort and financial resources to help us out. We are truly grateful and blessed to have a restored faith in humanity! My wife and I are amazed by the outpouring of support for this cause. We were very hesitant to approve of this fund raiser. We are proud, independent and overall, stubborn souls, who try like heck to dig ourselves out of jams like we’ve faced. I am proud of Merry and her fighting spirit… she makes me realize how precious and fragile life is. So, once again, we would like to give all of you a ‘WordPress’ hug and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! ~Thomas C. Sahl, Jr. (Merbear’s husband)

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