Welcome to the first We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB post for 2019. On the last Friday of each month we share good news stories on social media. Our co-hosts for this month are Sylvia Stein, Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Damyanti Biswas and yours truly – Simon Falk. Please do check out their posts and other bloggers who use the #WATWB.
A young family in Canberra, Australia, receive overwhelming support. As reported by ABC News.
For Canberra resident Elizabeth Pickworth, a cancer diagnosis and a notice to move out of her rental property coincided.
New to town, she reached out to the Canberra Notice Board Group on Facebook to ask for advice about finding an affordable removalist.
She wrote that it was important to keep costs down because doctors had recently found a tumour near her heart and her treatment would mean time away from work.
While she was being paid for time off, her husband was not, and the costs associated with treatment were adding up.
The response she received was “overwhelming”.
Overwhelming it was. People offered to bring them dinner, help with the move or do babysitting. What good news. There is more on the ABC News link.
Elizabeth with her husband and daughter. Image: ABC News Australia.
As Elizabeth and her family had to move home here’s an excerpt from a poem about ‘home’ courtesy of the Poetry Foundation:
Home Again, Home Again
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