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Charity Week: Do you Hear What I Hear?

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing thru the sky, shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song
High above the tree
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

I hear families loving their sweet babies who are sick. What would you do if someone you loved was diagnosed with Leukemia? Could you swab your cheek maybe? It’s really that simple to see if you could be the one to save the life of a small child whose family loves them dearly. 

 Be The Match Foundation   helps to connect those in need of bone marrow transplants with potential matches.

Could you consider joining the registry?

Or helping to spread the word?

Help grow the registry. Click on the link above. They’ll send you a kit for free. You swab your cheek and mail it in. It’s that simple. And it could mean the world to a waiting family.

Make a post, spread the word. You never know whose life you will touch, whose baby you will help to make it to survivorhood.

No parent should have to face this fight. But far too many do. It is estimated that the risk for leukemia for young children is that 1 in every 2,000 will develop this disease.

Why does this disease in particular worry me so? Because the risk of leukemia in children with Down syndrome narrows to 1 in 95. Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have been faced with these statistics.

Far too many of the dear families in our sweet community have had to learn the language of pediatric oncology.

Your bone marrow- it could save the life of a child. Please visit www.marrow.org and add yourself to the National Bone Marrow Registry. The more people that join and help spread the word the closer our children are to growing up and seeing adulthood- a simple wish. One that we should all be able to have.

The odds of surviving Leukemia are so much better in this day and age. We are so blessed that medical technology and the compassion of people like you have made this possible. For a lot of people survival means finding a match. Please register. Please donate. Please spread the word.

Come meet some of our dear friends who are fighting for the lives of their sweet children.

Meet Lois…

and Zoey…

and Ella…

and Emily

There are far too many like them. Let’s do what we can to fight this disease. Let’s give these children a chance. Please stop by and visit our friends to let them know you are thinking of and praying for them. They will appreciate the kindness.

 

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