Cancer is something I will never understand. Today we lost a dear, sweet, fierce and precious warrier in our world. Sweet Lois. I’ve never met her in real life. Yet here I sit crying real tears for her family. No family should have to go through this. Miracles- they should be the precious gift savored by children. Her story, her family, her spirit have inspired me. I hoped for her to go on. I pray for peace and strength for her family as they have to make their way.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Join the National Bone Marrow Registry today in honor of dear Lois.
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.
You will be dearly missed but never forgotten Lois. You’ve touched our hearts and there you will stay.
The loss of Lois is felt deep and wide throughout our community.A precious child.Who’s smile was so radiant and so very overflowing with joy.She captured so many of our hearts.Her face forever imprinted now upon our hearts.
Having lived for 8 months on our pediatric floor with Miss Z,I know one thing for certain,I will never reconcile or come to any measure of peace,with this disease.At least not in this lifetime.Especially on days like today.
Thank you so much,from me,from zoey,from her fellow warrior friends, for posting and educating others,who may not know,about the “Be the Match” registry.It is so simple.So easy and I have seen first hand the magic,the gift of life, that can come from placing your name on that list.