St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer!
We are blessed that Micah just "passed" a scan recently and now is two years and eight months cancer free! He's thirteen, taller than his momma now, and much like many other young teens....a little bit goofy and a lot of fun, texting with his friends, active with the youth at his church, getting more and more accurate in archery, a strong swimmer, and an amazing indoor rock climber. He's also very different from the average thirteen year old. He has stared death in the face. He's endured poison being pumped into his body in the hope that it would kill the Ewing Sarcoma that had already attacked him; he's had his left femur mostly removed and has an expandable titanium rod take it's place; he cannot run, and walks with a limp; he faces the possibility of finding out the cancer has returned every time he goes for a scan; he lives with a pain in that left hip where the rod is attached; and he exhibits the stress in private of having endured that trauma.
My heart rejoices in the mercy God has shown our family and yet weeps for Micah and all the other children that have been diagnosed with any form of childhood cancer. All cancer is horrible. Period. Seeing babies and toddlers and children with it is excruciating...knowing that cancer will always be part of their early story. Some will never remember a time before they had cancer. Some will not survive. That's the hard part of walking through the halls of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Amidst that darkness, however, is the light of hope that the doctors, nurses, and researchers represent as they design new ways to combat all the varieties of childhood cancer and share their findings freely with the world.
Please join with me today in being part of Micah's Neon Minions on Saturday, September 15th and raising support for St. Jude or in making a donation to St. Jude through this page. Your $10, $100, or $1000 donation will bring hope to little faces!
Why I support St. Jude:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.