99 Red Balloons for Nie

August 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm 2 comments

 Rarely am I at a loss for words or topics to post on, yet the last few days have left me and many others speechless. If you have been around the blogosphere much in the last few years then you probably feel as if you are as much a part of the Nielson family as I do. Stephanie Nielson of the NieNie Dialogues has been leaving her mark on the world over the last few years (since 2005) with her artistic posts, beautiful photographs, adorable children, and distinct parenting style. An absolute favorite of ours, we were devastated to discover Stephanie and her husband Christian were in a plane crash last Saturday, 16 August. While the couple has been reclassified as serious and are no longer in critical condition, it sounds as if they will have months-years of recovery ahead of them. This young, gorgeous mother of four has sustained severe burns and may be away from her children for quite some time. If any of you know/read Nie Nie you know how trying this will be for her. Her family has been awesome and maintains a constant update for her readers here .

Want to do something to help the Nielson’s ? So do we, the family has started two donation accounts. The first is the “Christian and Stephanie Rehab Fund” at Bank of America. The second is the “Stephanie Nielson Fund”  at Wells Fargo. They are looking to set up an online donation soon, we will follow up with another post when it is available. Would you like to do something a little more personal, something a little more NieNie’s style? The family is welcoming letters/crafts to dress the hospital rooms up a bit,

Send cards, pictures, etc. to:

c/o Stephanie and Christian Nielson
Maricopa County Hospital
2601 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

And finally, this Saturday- 23 August, at 5:00 AZ time (6:00 MST/7:00/Central/8:00/Eastern) the family will celebrate a Stephanie tradition. A balloon release with your thoughts, prayers, and wishes scribbled on the balloons in true NieNie fashion. The family asks that you photograph the event, if possible, so you can share it with Steph, it will surely bring a smile to her face to see so many people thinking of her family in this time of need.

NieNie photos by Blue Lily Photography

Steph, wishing you a speedy painfree recovery, countless blessings, and of course… 99 red balloons



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. katelynjane  |  August 28, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Wow, this poor family, what a huge event and challenge to go through! I hope we can help through this auction! My prayers are with this family.

  • 2. Support A Blogger in Need « Katelynjane’s Notebook  |  August 28, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    […] be willing for my Lotus Bag to go up in a auction where all the proceeds go to Nie Nie, the blogger in need. Of COURSE I was […]


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