As I do almost everyday I opened my Facebook Page. Then my heart grew heavy as I read a post. It felt like an elephant sat on my chest.
I hear about this monster every day. I know people who have had it, including my husband. When we met, he had just recovered from it. Luckily it was not metastatic or terminal.
BabyGirl's friend has been battling it for years.
I have some Facebook friends that are survivors.
Many other people battle it. Some are survivors. Others have succumbed to it.
The person who this monster has attacked now is 2 year old Payton who is the son of my cousin Josh and his wife Dorie.
The monster is CANCER.
As I've said, I know people with it but when it hits a child and someone so closely related, it is a whole different story. You feel so much more. It's indescribable.
I cannot even imagine how Dorie and Josh feel. At first, I thought that could be how my Mom felt when she learned I had Cerebral Palsy. But I doubt it. This is much worse.
I ask every one of you to please say a prayer for this family. Please pray to God. Ask him for his grace and to give the parents support and the strength to deal with this monster that have just turned their lives completely upside down. Please pray for a cure for this little boy, Payton. ANY prayer will be appreciated.
He is in good hands at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis but we need that little extra help.
You can get to know and read the progress of this cute precious little boy here.
There is also a gofundme account opened to help with medical and family travel expenses. If you have a few dollars extra any would be appreciated. You can donate here.
Thank you. God Bless!