On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Floppy Hat Faye

There just couldn't be a word that cancer families fear more than RELAPSE!  September 8th I learned that one of our dear friends' Acute Myeloid Leukemia had relapsed.  The news was heartbreaking for me.

This is sweet little Faye
Just before being diagnosed the first time with cancer in 2011 at the age of 4.  
Isn't she just stunning!

And, one during treatment in 2011

I think I spent the better of two days in a fog with my mind and heart going back and forth between worrying and praying for this family.  Our daugther's were back to back in treatment, albeit in different states, but the internet can do wonders in uniting those across the world struggling with the same trials.

Just shy of THREE YEARS of being in remission, Faye's cancer has returned. 

Faye will now undergo a couple of  rounds of chemotherapy to achieve remission and then she will have a bone marrow transplant.

Faye and her family

It is exactly these situations that pull our heartstrings and help us to look outside of ourselves.  Are we willing to bear one another's burdens?  Are we willing to make the load lighter for someone else?  Are we willing to give up something small or large to benefit another?

I often think about all of those who have donated to our CureSearch Walks and I think about how our family alone has raised well over $15,000 to support childhood cancer research in the last 4 years.  I think about how that starts with just one small donation after another.

Yesterday my husband and I took our two littlest daughters to McDonald's to celebrate their birthdays.  $17 later we had lunch and a playplace to hang out in.  It is odd how we can just swipe our cards so easily for $17 worth of burgers, fries, and drinks.  Yet, SO OFTEN we think twice about giving even just $10 to a great cause.  I am saddened at how much the world can just swipe their cards into debt for meaningless stuff.  I hate that word - STUFF.  It has no substance, no lasting joy, and no loving touch.

What is it about ourselves that we can easily spend $10 on stuff, but not on another's burden?

So, I call you to action.  Step up.  Be better!  Do without.  And, take a moment to find a way to help someone else.  And, if you feel in your heart that you could help Faye's family, then please donate something to help them out. 

You can access their gofundme account at this link to donate to Faye's Family.

You can also read about Faye on her Blog: Floppy Hat Faye.

1 comment:

  1. My heart is just broken for them. I will add them to my prayers.
    Amy Elske
    (Charlotte's mom)