Last July, Lisa Onderdonk was thrilled when she found out she was pregnant. After all, she didn’t find the love of her life, Tim, until she was in her late 30’s and a string of financial circumstances caused them to delay trying to get pregnant for a couple years. When Lisa gave birth to Lily Fenway early this Spring, it was a dream come true for the happy couple from Auburn. Unfortunately, tragedy struck Lisa’s family when her dad, Ben Houston, was diagnosed with leukemia. After Lisa’s maternity leave was over, her parents cared for Lily while Lisa and Tim were at work. Ben’s condition took a turn for the worse and Lisa’s mom, Mary Ann, had to care for both Ben and Lily simultaneously. Lisa did not want her mom to be stressed out with the burden of caring for both of them at the same time, so she did what she thought was best for her daughter and she quit her job to become a full-time mom.
Lisa has always had a positive attitude and when life hands her lemons, she opens up a lemonade stand. Lisa wants to continue to stay at home to care for her much-awaited daughter so she has launched a project on Kickstarter which, if successful, will enable her to not only stay at home with Lily, but also help charities at the same time.
Lisa has always had a great sense of humor, so she created a t-shirt that she hopes to sell on line.
For those of you who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is a website where people can present their creative projects and if people like your project, they can back the project. There are usually incentives offered for pledges, in this case if you pledge money you get a t-shirt. Christmas is just around the corner, this would make a great gift for anyone with a sense of humor.
Lisa is a firm believer of giving back to the community, so she plans on sharing a portion of the proceeds with various charities such as Kiwanis, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, & Camp Sunshine to name a few. Time is limited, there are only 18 more days left on this campaign, so if you could spread the word soon that would be greatly appreciated. Lisa also says you can help by sharing the Kickstarter campaign on your Facebook and other social networking profiles to help get the word out.