November 18 09

This past summer, I moved to Atlanta with the husband and my three kids. So did Miss Anissa. We instantly bonded…NEIGHBORS FTW!  I mean, it didn’t hurt that we both love Jake Ryan and fondling Jimmy Choos and Twilight and Bring It On and, um, salted meats. Also, she totally saved me from getting hit by a truck in New York City. True Story.


Anissa is good people. I mean, when I said, “I’d really love a cookie the size of my head” and she pulled a giant black- and-white cookie out of her Mary Poppins bag, I knew we’d be friends for life.


And today my friend needs you. She needs your thoughts and your prayers and your virtual hand-holding. Anissa had a stroke yesterday and is currently in ICU at a hospital here in Atlanta.

Click this for  information on how you can help Anissa and her family, now with updated P.O. Box information.

Click here to go to Anissa’s Caring Bridge page.

Click here to donate

And if you wrote a post about Anissa, I KNOW she will want to read them when she can. You can add your link here. (just note…the same Mr. Linky is on several sites, so you only need to add your link once!)

  1. I’ve been praying for her non-stop. I just love her.

    Comment by Angella on November 18, 2009
  2. So many prayers!

    Love you AliMartell!

    Comment by Brittany on November 18, 2009
  3. Anissa is in my prayers as are you, her family, and her other friends.

    Comment by Kate on November 18, 2009
  4. Heartbreaking. My prayers are with her and everyone who loves her.

    Comment by AJ on November 18, 2009
  5. Let me know how I can help, Ali! She’s been in my thoughts all morning since I read about it.

    Comment by Darcey on November 18, 2009
  6. I’ve been thinking of Anissa a lot since I first heard what happened on twitter yesterday. She is a favorite twitterer and seems like a hilarious, kind person. Get better Anissa, the internet is pullin for you.

    Comment by kimblahg on November 18, 2009
  7. Love you AliMartell!

    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on November 18, 2009
  8. Love you, alimartell.

    SO many good thoughts and well wishes to Anissa.


    Comment by AMomTwoBoys on November 18, 2009
  9. Pulling for you in T.O. Anissa.

    Comment by Giblet on November 18, 2009
  10. oh how sad i will say a prayer for her

    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 18, 2009
  11. It amazes and humbles me how bloggers can bond together to take care of each other during crisis. You ALL are good people, and so lucky to have each other. I’ll be praying for Anissa, and for her family– I can’t even imagine. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do… I’ll go fill out the form in the meantime.

    Comment by becca on November 18, 2009
  12. I can’t even imagine. I’m thinking nothing but good thoughts for her.

    Comment by Avitable on November 18, 2009
  13. I know how much Anissa loves you. I’m so glad she has you near her in her time of need.

    Hang tough my friend.

    Comment by Redneck on November 18, 2009
  14. I don’t know Anissa; I’ve never met her, and I’ve only exchanged one email with her. But I know of her – of her infectious spirit, her kind heart, her ability to put a smile on pretty much anyone’s face. And in that regard, I guess I can say that I do know Anissa.

    When I heard about this last night I was devastated. My thoughts are with her family and her friends, and with all of you – the bloggers who obviously care so, so much about such an incredible person.

    Comment by mamatulip on November 18, 2009
  15. You’re good people too Miss AliMartell. I am so glad you’re there for Anissa.

    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on November 18, 2009
  16. I was so heartbroken when I heard about Anissa yesterday. I pray for her family, her husband, kids and her.
    She is so wonderful, so lovely, and her warmth reaches out to you through the ether.
    Lovely post, Ali.

    Comment by Nenette on November 18, 2009
  17. I am praying for her.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MAN I LOVE =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on November 18, 2009
  18. Totally praying for Anissa. I’m sure all our praying is helping, will help as she recovers. ((hugs))

    Comment by Haley-O (Cheaty) on November 18, 2009
  19. Sorry to hear about this Ali. Rough year for our corner of the internet 🙁 Thinking good thoughts.

    Comment by slynnro on November 18, 2009
  20. Oh my god, this is terrible! My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

    Comment by Lottifish on November 19, 2009

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