Lovable low-carb Linda’s husband facing some major health concerns
If you have been following a low-carb diet and embarked on an Internet search for some scrumptious new recipes to enhance your healthy lifestyle change, then I’m sure you have come across the wonderful Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes web site created by a Texas woman named Linda Genaw. Christine and I had the privilege of meeting Linda and her husband in February when they were kind enough to give us a ride from the Houston airport down to Galveston port for our low-carb cruise to Mexico and then again back to the airport at the end of the cruise. We were privileged to chat with and get to know these wonderful people a little bit in the rides back and forth and were so grateful for their generosity towards us.
Linda has been a very faithful moderator at my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Discussion” forum since its inception in 2007 and I am so happy to have her sharing so many delectable low-carb recipes there while being one of the people responsible for watching the forum for me when I’m not there. She is one of the truly nicest people you will ever meet in your life which makes the circumstances she is currently going through all the more difficult to swallow. Linda started sharing about the health decline of her husband on her web site updates page recently.
Known for her prolific recipe listings which numbers well in excess of 1,000 now, Linda noted at the very end of September that her husband “found out that he’s going to need a liver transplant” that leaves them with the prospect of paying for some “huge medical bills in the next year or two.”
“I’ve had to drastically cut back on my grocery budget which doesn’t leave much money for cooking experiments,” Linda explained. “I do have some recipes that I’d like to try in the next few months but I won’t be able to try nearly as many as I’d like.”
Looking on the bright side of things, she said that all the recipes she does post in the near future will be “very economical to make.” Ever the optimist! She humbly requested “your prayers during this very scary situation” in her and her husband’s life. Those prayers are certainly needed urgently right now as Linda’s husband took a sudden turn for the worse last Thursday when Linda had to call for an ambulance to take him to the hospital because he was coughing up blood. They put him in intensive care where he has stayed for the past several days.
The doctors controlled the bleeding and moved Linda’s husband to a regular room by Friday, but he was still very weak. On Saturday, a physical therapist came in to help him get up walking again after this incident. Linda says they are scheduled to go for a liver transplant evaluation in a week to see where he will be placed on the waiting list. Linda says his doctors remarked that this bleeding episode will “definitely place him much higher on the list.” Now more than ever, this couple needs your prayers and any financial support you can provide to them during this most difficult of times.
If you would like to help them through this trying circumstance, then click on the DONATE button below and do your part to show them how much you care about them right now. I know it would mean the world to Linda and her husband to be encouraged by literally thousands of low-carbers who are willing to help them financially and through prayer without ceasing as they face the giants that life is throwing at them. Let’s be there for this dynamic woman and her ailing husband who is battling for his life right now.
For all that Linda Genaw has contributed on behalf of the low-carb community for so many years, isn’t the least we can do for her right now is be there to offer even the slightest bit of comfort, encouragement, and support when she needs it the most? My hope and prayer is that you will be moved to give sacrificially and willingly to someone who has done so much without ever asking for a dime for the thousands of hours she has invested into creating great-tasting low-carb recipes that so many people enjoy everyday. THANK YOU in advance for blessing Linda and her husband with your gifts.
Even if you can’t give because of personal financial difficulties right now in your own life, then at least take a couple of minutes to send an e-mail to Linda thanking her for all that she has done for people who are livin’ la vida low-carb, letting her know you are thinking and praying for her during this time with her husband’s health, and providing her with the encouragement that you would want if you were going through something similar. You just have no idea what kind of impact this will make on her and it doesn’t cost you a single dime! God bless you guys for being a blessing to someone who has blessed so many of us through her selfless service over the years. Let’s flood Linda with e-mails and donations galore!