We are excited to be adding another restaurant to our list of partners offering meals to families of sick children at ETCH in their first week of leukemia diagnosis. If you’re looking for a specialty pizza, go see Kevin, Scott and their crew at Brenz on Cumberland. They have big hearts and delicious pizzas! That’s a great combination.
A Tribute to Children with Leukemia – Choreographed by Santia Andrews
Hadley made it through her procedure this morning without throwing up and seems to be feeling pretty good this evening. We are grateful for all your prayers and that we will be enjoying Christmas at home. Our thoughts are with those that will be spending Christmas in the hospital with their littles.
Our sweet little elf is starting her Christmas vacation off with a spinal tap and chemo this morning. Please pray with us for her to tolerate the procedure without too much anxiety, without throwing up and that she be able to enjoy Christmas.
Her brother could use some prayers too. He wants to go with us, but it’s hard for him to “be there for her” during all of this. It’s much harder to be the sibling of a sick child than we might think. Thank you for your continued support of our family.
You know a nurse loves you when she says “I hope I do not see you at the hospital again”. We are so thankful for all those who pray, those prayers were answered and she is home today.
Update December 13th
ANC 1400…. Hallelujah….. Back to school tomorrow for Hadley. What a roller coaster.
Santa and his Elf Monte found Hadley this morning. What a special gift for Santa to tell Hadley and all the other children that he knows exactly where they are.
The second annual Hearts for Hadley fun-raising golf event is honored and excited to be sponsored by a great local boutique…right here in Fountain City.
Go check out Hot Southern Mess ladies (2904 Sanders Drive).
Tell them we sent you!
With the Hearts for Hadley golf tournament coming up it has got me thinking. Thinking more and more about the families we feed. Not just feeding them but the years of treatment after we feed them. Beki and I have been tremendously blessed in so many ways. Leukemia has not stopped Hadley, she is strong and she is unstoppable. This is not the reality of some. Some of the families we feed continue to struggle in so many ways. Children that do not deal with treatment well. Children that struggle, that cannot be children.
We must forge ahead and feed the families but we must also continue to pray for those families we feed. The need is not over after we feed them.
Our hearts go out to all the families we feed and we commit to continued prayer for those families.
Stop and listen because when you do, you might just find something beautiful.
What a difference a year makes!
We are so grateful.
Today I added a bracelet to my collection. They’re not gold or silver or have fancy gems. But, they each represent something so meaningful.
I met a family last week at clinic that had received a meal from Hearts for Hadley. Then, I received two donations in the mail along with this new bracelet. His name is Jake. Please add him and his family to your prayers.