View Full Version : Used low cost or Free Vitamix to Donate to Mom with Cancer
05-14-2008, 10:20 PM
I wasn't quite sure where to post this but I know a mom who has 4 kids (not myself) who has had breast cancer for 3 years and is VERY sick and it really doesn't look good for her. The family doesn't have a lot of money and I just found out about a situation where her and her husband have a single mobile home that is falling apart and the community is coming together to build a new home for her family since that was her wish incase she dies. I was thinking what better gift I could give her by just telling her about raw food but also find a way to get her a Vitamix blender or other high power blender to use to make smoothies and other healthy recipes to maybe help heal her cancer. I have heard of many stories of people who had cancer and went raw and the cancer went away! Does anyone think Vitamix might donate one or does anyone have any used or any ideas? I unfortunately can't afford to buy one for her since money is super tight for me right now homeschooling my 4 kids and with my husband being a part time student and working as much as he can. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
05-14-2008, 10:24 PM
I just wanted to say that anyone who wants to view the story about the family getting a home can do so here http://bangornews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=164172&zoneid=500
Just wanted to post it since it is so touching and also so everyone knows this is a sad and true story and real person. It breaks my heart to see this mom so sick and her poor kids =( I'm glad the community is coming together to build her a house and a friend of mine knows her personally and I've offered to help out in any way I can as well although financially isn't really an option since we are strapped as it is. Thank you in advance for any support.
05-14-2008, 10:38 PM
It certainly wouldn't hurt to approach Vitamix w/ the idea. A Vitamix isn't necessary to go raw but it makes GS easy to do.
05-14-2008, 10:42 PM
That's what I was actually thinking, of approaching Vitamix about possibly donating one to the family. I got one last year for Christmas and for us it was such a splurge but I use it EVERY day more than once a day and it is so priceless to me. Hopefully Vitamix would be willing to donate one, I will call them tomorrow. I let you know what they say, wish me luck (or should I say wish the family luck in getting one).
05-15-2008, 01:06 AM
Definitely best wishes for you and the family. I use mine everyday, too. I couldn't stand GSs w/ my (very cheap) blender but having the Vitamix has made it a daily habit for me! I'm sure it will benefit the family immensely. I definitely want to know the results of your inquiry.
05-15-2008, 07:39 AM
Good News, I called Vitamix first thing this morning and spoke with the manager of customer service and they told me I just need to send the articles about the family to them so they can verify the story and that most likely there should be no problem with them donating a blender to them!! I'm so excited and I hope it works out. I also wanted to let everyone know that the customer service manager said that they absolutely love to hear testomony from people who love their Vitamix. I know everyone on here does love theirs and it is so invaluable and worth every penny so if anyone wants to write to Vitamix and tell them how much they love theirs they would appreciate it. The adress would be: Sandy V., Customer Service Manager Vitamix, 8615 Usher Rd., Cleveland, OH 44138. I know I'm definitely going to send my testimony =)
05-15-2008, 07:57 AM
i think it is great that vitaminx is going to donate one. that is an awsome company. when i can afford a high blender i am deinalty going to remember them.
05-15-2008, 09:29 AM
Wow, what a wonderful thing!
It probably would be good if we all took a moment to email them as well and thank them for helping this family. This kind of thing builds goodwill for a company and they need to know that their customers appreciate it.
05-15-2008, 04:04 PM
That would be wonderful if you want to e-mail them or write them and thank them for helping the family. I know the woman I spoke with said they also LOVE to hear customer testimony of how much they love their own machine so I will be sending them one for sure =) Really Great company!
05-15-2008, 04:15 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that Alissa Cohen also offered to donate her book to the mom with cancer and her family! Isn't that awesome! Thanks Alissa
05-15-2008, 04:27 PM
Every time I hear of women going through this, I'm so in awe, all over again, that for whatever reason, God spared & healed me when I had inflammatory breast cancer. My heart goes out to her!
I wish there was a way to let more people know about raw BEFORE going the chemo/surgery route...I guess the more of us raw foodists there are, the more people will be aware of the options...
Is there a snail mail address we can send her a card/note/support to? Wish I had time to make her a quilt! I'll try to make her something, if I have somewhere to mail it to...
And thanks, Alissa, for your generous support! What a blessing!
05-16-2008, 05:31 AM
I was also going to suggest calling the company. I have always had good experiences dealing with the VitaMix people and I'm very happy that they're willing to donate a machine. At least there's a bit of heart left in corporate America.
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