Lots of bloggers tend to obsess over the power of blogging. In point of fact bloggers have been able to accomplish some pretty amazing things in the political realm. For that matter, the blogosphere has done some great things in the charitable field as well. (Such as Chief Wiggles' toy drive.)
The thing about most of the charitable drives I've seen though is that they tend to center around our own political ideology. Here's what I want to know: Can the blogosphere raise money for causes that have no political motivation?
Meet Ashley Guthrie, a 22 year old student at Oklahoma State University. Ashley has been suffering from cystic fibrosis. (From birth as I understand it.) As a result of her condition, her lung capacity has greatly deteriorated. Ashley's doctors have determined that she needs a double lung transplant.
The cost for Ashley's surgery is estimated at about $150,000. As you can imagine, she's going to need help paying for this operation. OSU's Student Government Association is leading a fund raising campaign and they need all the help they can get. Let's see what the blogosphere can do to help her out.
I'm planning to donate $10 tomorrow. I'd appreciate it if anyone who can would send their contributions to one of these address:
Ashley Guthrie Project
Student Government Association
040 Student Union
Stillwater, OK 74078
If you send a contribution, please leave a note in the comments section letting me know how much you've contributed. Let's see what we can do.