One Thing You Do Every Single Day Can Help Lisa Barrie

Jeffrey’s Journey Home Facebook Page

A Carleton Place Mom’s plea—Help me bring my son home


hashtag #JeffreysJourneyHome


On July 2, 2015, a single mother went to wake her son. He neither moved or responded. Diagnosed with meningitis, her 12 year-old son suffered two strokes and was admitted to CHEO in Ottawa, where he remains to this day.

Has your daily coffee become so much more than coffee?  How much are you spending on a daily basis? $4 bucks? More than that? Maybe you add on a doougnut or a bagel with cream cheese- so is that now putting it past the $10 mark? Maybe that isn’t a lot for some to spend in one day– but as you and I both know it adds up. Did you know that buying coffee every single day for a year could add up to equivalent of spending $1,277.50?

Breaking it down, even a small amount of money per day can make a huge difference – maybe not to our own lives, but absolutely in the lives of others. None of us are Bill Gates or Oprah, but even tiny amounts of money can contribute to a really significant change. Whenever a child is sick we cannot do anything physically for them to recover– but in this case you can help.  A lot can happen from just a little, and it’s really easy to make a huge difference to people in need, especially to Carleton Place mother Lisa Barrie.

Right now we need immediate help so Lisa can bring Jeffrey home. People tend to think that you just phone up a service foundation and they run on over with a cheque, wheelchair or whatever, but that’s so not the case! Most of these service clubs are being extremely helpful, but it takes weeks to get anything in motion. Some require upfront purchases that they will eventually reimburse or give you back part of. We don’t have that kind of time. We need help now! Please take up the challenge in your office and donate one of your day’s coffee money to help Lisa bring Jeffrey home. Make it a weekly challenge!

Just remember a lot can happen if everyone donated just a little. That’s all it takes!


Why My Child? The Story of Lisa Barrie of Carleton Place

A Letter from One Mother to Another — Lisa Barrie– Bring Jeffrey Home

Jeffrey’s Journey Home Facebook Page

A Carleton Place Mom’s plea—Help me bring my son home


hashtag #JeffreysJourneyHome

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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