Meet The Lins!
Lissy, Grandma, Grandpa, Ki-Ki (front) Dog, Pacy, Cat (very front)
In 2001, Grace married a wonderful man named Robert Mercer. Sadly, Robert was stricken with cancer and passed away in 2007.
During his illness, Grace and Robert organized a fund raiser called Robert's Snow:For Cancer's Cure. It was inspired by the book they had written together when Robert was first told he had cancer.
For the fund raiser, Grace and Robert bought 150 flat wooden snowflakes and asked their children's book illustrator friends if they would paint them. The friends said yes, so Grace and Robert sold all the painted snowflakes on eBay and gave the money to the hospital for cancer research. They made almost $100,000!!
Robert's Snow: For Cancer's Cure was so successful that they did it again with a book featuring the snowflakes, called "Robert's Snowflakes." This time the auction made over $100,000!!
Unfortunately, after that, Robert's health began to fail and he and Grace could not organize the the fund raiser anymore. Upon his death, Grace, regretfully, decided to end the fundraiser.