Can you Help?

teamASHER 2011 Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Video from teamAsher on Vimeo.

Asher is the son of two of my friends from high school.  He is living with cystic fibrosis.  My tears well up each time I watch this video. 

Asher is now 4 and is an amazingly strong little boy.  Rachel, Jeremy, and Asher live in Arizona and I haven’t seen them for a very long time, but I was fortunate to reconnect with them over the past few years.  

In January, Rachel and Jeremy lost their beautiful little boy, Paxon, and I felt even more connected to them.  Many of you know of my beautiful Nora – my heart, my angel.  You can read {this post} if you are new to my blog.  My heart broke for them, but their amazing faith, their love of family and their fight to find a cure keeps them going.

When Rachel asked if I would be willing to donate some of my teaching packets to their annual auction to raise funds and awareness for CF, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.  I would willingly put all of my products together on a CD for the auction.  But, I thought I could do better – I KNEW I could do better.

This is where YOU can help. 

I told Rachel that I would put together a school themed basket chocked full of teaching supplies – anything and everything a teacher could use.  I’m throwing in my CD, the basket, and I’ll get it to Rachel in time for the auction, but that basket would be awfully empty if only my CD was in it. 

Can YOU help?

Do you have a TpT store and would be willing to compile all of your products on a CD and send to me?

Would you be willing to send some flair pens, lesson plan books, pencils, games, manipulatives, books, gift cards, etc.? (Nothing TOO heavy, since I do have to ship it!)

I think we could make a pretty fantastic basket.

If you’re interested in helping out, send me an e-mail at:

and put TeamAsher in the subject line.

You can find TeamAsher on Facebook as well.

As we are approaching the season of giving, let’s team up as an educational community and give as much as we can to help Asher and his family fight to find a cure.

A cure is out there. Find it.


  1. I'd love to help!!!!!!! I just emailed you!

  2. This is awesome! I'd love to help--I already sent an email...


  3. I'd love to help out!

  4. I am new to your blog. Great ideas and so creative!! This post got my attention as we have an Asher (9th grade) in our community who is suffering from a debilitating disease. I will add little Asher to my prayers for big Asher.