The sad reality of living every day like it’s your last and cherishing every moment you have became a sad reality for food blogger, Jennie Perillo. Her husband, Mikey, unexpectedly died of a heart attack one afternoon, leaving her life and her daughter’s lives much too early.
As a tribute to Mikey, Jennie asked followers of her food blog, In Jennie’s Kitchen, to make a creamy peanut butter pie in his honor. And not just a few of Jennie’s closest readers and fans made the pie, thousands of bloggers contributed and made the pie in Mikey’s honor. Take a look at these blogs and their own take on peanut butter pie:
If this story about bloggers uniting together to help someone in their community moved you, then take a chance to check out Bloggers Without Borders. Bloggers Without Borders was put together recently by two online friends turned real-life best friends, Maggy Keet and Erika Pineda-Ghanny, who noticed the strength and support of the blogging community. When Erika’s house burnt down unexpectedly last year, she started an online fund-raising campaign through her blog and ended up raising over $11,000.
After witnessing first hand the power of the online community, they thought to make a platform for bloggers in need, creating an online blogger-based charity. One of their first projects is to help Jennie Perillo with a fund for her and her two young daughters, aged 3 and 8. The fund can help give them financial stability in a time of immense sadness and will help their struggles seem a little less tough.