Support comes in all forms. Initially we've all been focusing on the number. Yes, over 16k was raised for Daniela and her family in less than a week. We are elated to have some breathing room. Now we can focus on other things. People have been giving of their time and resources. From Lisa spending countless hours scouring Craisglist for suitable apartments, to Leslie offering to help with furnishing (what's in our garage is pretty much it for the family) to those who have sent clothing (pics to come later) to the hundreds of you who sent encouraging words not just for Daniela's family but for ours.
Support comes in all shapes and sizes. It's not just the material. It's also the time, the words, the actions and the attitude that comes with all these things. Thank you for all forms of support you've shown, we hope to highlight as much as we can over time. It's ALL appreciated. All of it. As of this moment we are bracing for yet more snow (a blizzard actually) in the Chicago area and we are waiting for word on Apartment options as well. Daniela is wisely looking at one where the rent is under 1k. It's a 2 bedroom. Once we get more information, we will consult with our friend Lisa and take it from there. But nothing is set in stone. For now, just know that your support is appreciated beyond blog, twitter and e-mail updates.