Monday, January 4, 2010

make a difference for a sick child by supporting Chris

this is a guest post from a dear friend Ev. I met Ev and her beautiful family last year in February where i was welcomed into their home and did a "littlest heros project" shoot for them. here is her story.. please take the time to learn about something you have not and if you can please support Chris and his goal at the disney marathon

Our daughter Allison was diagnosed at 9 ½ weeks old with Acute Lymphocitic Leukemia (ALL) and bravely fought cancer for months, enduring endless chemo, radiation and a stem cell transplant. All of her treatment was completed by the summer and we were so fortunate have a wonderful, normal summer with our daughter. We feel so blessed to have an entire summer without treatment or hospital stays. Allison was able to have a summer filled with sprinklers, sunshine & ice cream. The horrible cancer returned by fall and we lost our sweet Allison on her first birthday.

What we appreciate about Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall camps is that kids who are fighting cancer don’t get to do many “normal” things while undergoing treatment--and the camp offers an opportunity to do just that! My husband Chris is running the Disney Marathon this weekend in honor of Allison, on Team Hole in the Wall.

Please join us in supporting such an amazing origination, where the best gift you can give a child going through such a tough road, is the opportunity to be just a kid!

Thank you!
Chris, Evelyn and Mackenzie Meade

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Cyndee January 31, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

You are such a wonderful and caring woman. I was just reading through some of your posts that I somehow missed and found this one. Although it looks like I missed the chance to support your friend's event, I was reading about these camps and absolutely love this cause. I read about one they are opening up in Ohio later this year and am going to send them some items that are currently on their wish list. I just wanted you to know that you are making a difference just by spreading the word about organizations like this and inspiring others to help out. Keep doing what you're doing...