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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wordful Wednesday!

Today's Wordful Wednesday is my mom's Godson, Daniel. 

Daniel was diagnosed with leukemia on Christmas Day, 2008. He is 14 years old. He was perfectly healthy until Christmas week, when they thought he had the flu. He could barely get out of bed Christmas morning, and instead of being excited over Christmas and opening gifts that morning, he lay quietly on the couch and shortly thereafter went back to bed. He was taken to the hospital Christmas Day, and after some initial blood work was air-lifted to the Stollery Children's Hospital here in Edmonton for his official diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

He has since spent much time here in the Stollery. He and his mom have stayed with my parents when they come for treatments, or sometimes they stay at the Ronald McDonald House. He is currently undergoing a very intense chemo regimen, the one that will start the loss of his hair. There is a lot of support in the way of expenses and accommodations but his parents are going through a nasty divorce and his home life was already tension-filled before this diagnosis.

There is a wonderful group dedicated to connecting people in need of a spirit boost and those willing to send to that person.  It could be as simple as a home made card. A teddy bear. A baseball cap for that soon to be bald head. A book. A souvenier from your city perhaps.

Spirit Jump has graciously sent out requests for a spirit jump for Daniel. I'm hoping that living in Canada won't deter people too much. It really doesn't cost any more to send here. 

Please contact Spirit Jump if you want to be notified about people in need.  And grab their button from their side bar.   

If any of my regular visitors / friends would like to participate, I can pass along his address.  

Your prayers would be much appreciated too!! Please keep Daniel and his family in your heart.


Ronda's Rants said...

Send me the address...I am having trouble with my email on the laptop but I will have my daughter open it on my computer at the office! I will keep this sweet family in my prayers as well as your dear Mom...thanks, are a dear!

wy-not said...

Thanks honey. If the only thing that comes from this is more prayers from our lips to God's ears, that will be awesome! God bless you, my sweet girl.

Betty said...

I would love to send him something from Paraguay! Please send me his address too.
Will be praying for him!

The Butterfields said...

My mom had ALL. I'm praying for him and his family and wish them the best. Please send me their address and I'm happy to pass along some "happy things."

jill jill bo bill said...

ME TOO!!!! I will be praying, too!!! Send me the address.

Muthering Heights said...

What a precious boy! I will pray!

Casey's trio said...

How heartbreaking...sending Daniel healing thoughts!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

so sad - prayers their way

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What a great thing to do. Much love to Daniel and his family too! Wonderful post my dear.

Alicia said...

Oh much for him to have to endure. I'll be praying for Daniel!

angie said...

Another child with cancer? Kills me. He'll definitely be in my prayers, and I'll check the site out. Thank you.

Octamom said...

We'll be praying for him here--we just walked through this with a friend of ours last fall--blessings and healing, Daniel.


Brenda said...

I'd like to send him something from San Francisco. I just lost all my hair due to chemo, its not as bad as I thought, just the itchy head. American Cancer has great resources

Drama Queen Jenner said...

Good luck to Daniel in his upcoming treatments!

AVT Coach said...

Will certainly keep Daniel and his family and your mom in my prayers.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about another child stricken with cancer. :(

I will think positive thoughts for him and his family during this tough time.

I will also check out the organization you mentioned.

Nicole said...

That is so sad to hear. I will send my prayers that way! I wish I had the funds to donate to his family. Mabye I will come up with something to send. Hope he gets better soon.