I don't even know where to start. The last few days have been rough, to say the least...
On Monday my brother's daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. Clara is 2 years old. It's very serious, she is now considered a high-risk stage 4 patient with such a long road ahead of her. If this doesn't sound bad enough, when their son was 18 months old (about 6 years ago) he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is their second child with a tumor!
This has been incredibly heart breaking for our family as the bad news seems to never end. With each text I read or new post on Facebook I keep searching to find any bit of good news, only to discover something even worse.
I write this, not to bring you down, but to ask for your help. Your love, your support, your donations, and most importantly, your prayers. It's been amazing to me to see the generosity and sincerity that's been shown to them by so many friends and others whom they don't even know. It brings me to tears even thinking about how many of you have shown so much love to this sweet little girl. I cannot begin to tell you how much faith Brian and Natasha have. Their example has strengthened me sooo much it's unreal. I ask myself about 10 times a day, "how in the world are they handling this?" Natasha's blog is a true testament that our Heavenly Father is lovingly guiding them through this.
A fund has been set up to help Clara's mommy and daddy through this difficult time in their lives. Please, if you can help in ANY way, they would be so grateful. They live 2 hours from the hospital where Clara is and most likely will be there solid for 3 months, just to start off with. No amount of money can change their situation, but we hope it can make their burden a little lighter.