Friday, July 25, 2008

Another Special Request

The girls will be home from camp tomorrow.  It looks like they are having a good time from the photos on the camp website.  One of the camp directors called the second night they were there just to let me know the girls were fine, making friends, and having a lot of fun.  We are very thankful that the girls have had this opportunity for this week at camp.  I wasn't sure about spending the week alone, but it has been a very nice week for me also.  I have  had the chance to spend more time with friends and do things I don't normally do.  Thanks to Pam, yesterday was wonderful! We had a spa morning, which I have never done before.  I don't think I would have if it weren't for Pam.  (Lunch was a nice treat too - thanks Soni!) 

I have a special request for another little boy in Iowa that is fighting another type of brain cancer.  Coleman is only four and also has a twin.  In March, he had a stem cell transplant that was their hope to totally eliminate his cancer.  But last week he had an MRI that revealed cancer cells and tumors in his spinal cord.  We have been through recurrence and know how devasting that news is.  The Larson family could really use some extra prayers right now as they decide their next steps in this rough journey.  For those of you that are following our friend, Bailey, you may have already seen this on their website, but I'd like to post it here to support the Larsons.  Bailey's family visited the Larsons in Iowa this week on their cross county trip.  They had become friends through their carepages and finally got to meet.


Friday, July 25th 

We are asking all of you out there to send everything you have (prayers, hugs, thoughts) to Team Larson on this Friday, especially at 11:00 am.  The power of prayer (collectively) can help them right now.  Please pass this message along to everyone.  And remember to hug your children or anyone close to you!  Thanks for your help.
Bob and Peggy, we are right here with you.

This is Coleman and his twin brother, Caden.  

If you would like to visit their website, they have a carepage.  Click on this link:   then sign in and go the the carepage ColemanScott

There is one more thing you can do now to help all the kids fighting childhood cancer.  There is a petition online to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer.  If you to to carepages, you can visit the carepage, ajsspace  to learn more about what this dad is doing to help childhood cancer.  He also had a blog with good information on it. Here is the link to that.

Click here to sign the petition   CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER PETITION 
We can make a difference!  Every day 46 kids will be diagnosed with cancer, and this will continue unless WE do something about it.  It doesn't cost anything, just a moment of your time.  Thank for caring!


Aunt Tracy said...

Cancer sure brings together a very close knit community even though no one really wants to be able to belong to it. Sending thoughts and prayers for Coleman and his family.....

Kath, I'm so glad you have enjoyed your time this week! Spa day sounds great!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

*tears* Touching blog Kathy. I am doing SC Relay for Life tomorrow so Coleman & family amoung others will be heavy on our hearts and minds.

As always....our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Karla & Family

PS Glad the girls are having a blast!

Candy - Audrey's Umbrella said...

I'm glad you all had a wonderful week and that mom got the spoiling she deserves:)

Kelly, a friend just shared this video with me and I immediately thought of you. I hope it makes you smile like it did me:

I will keep you and your friends in my prayers. (((Hugs)))