A few days ago, a post within my friends feed caught my eye, with the title starting "Journey to Parenthood...". As the father to a 7 week old myself, I enjoy reading about how others are finding and adapting to the change which a new baby brings.
@steemitcebu's post is a mixture of emotions - the joys of becoming a new parent accompanied by the desire to protect, to do their best for someone utterly dependant upon you.
With my 1st son, we spent some time in hospital when he contracted parechovirus and the overwhelming feeling of helplessness at a time when you are desperate to do something is a feeling that I would not wish on any parent. To make matters harder for @steemitcebu and @georgie84, they don't get free healthcare like we do in the UK and to add to their worries is the uncertainty of how they are going to pay for their child's care.
@steemitcebu didn't share their story with the intention of asking for help or seeking anything from the community but there's something deep inside of me trying to think of something that I can do to help. So this is it - it's more of a case of what WE can do - that's everybody on Steemit whether you've come across them or not. So I've set 100% of the proceeds of this post to payout to @steemitcebu in the hope that we can help ease some of their worries at a time when they have enough to worry about.
So pop a 100% upvote on this post and let's see if we can help pay for some of these medical bills.
The full post can be read here - https://steemit.com/hive-103393/@steemitcebu/parenthood-journey-pending-steem-charity-events-and-promoting-steem -