September 19th, 2012. Day+558.   1 comment

Amy and I wanted to ask you all for some prayers.  Joan Sennhenn, Grandma Elske’s very good friend, lost her husband Bob on Thursday to cancer.  He was 66 years old.  He will be greatly missed and we ask that you keep Joan and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

as if that wasn’t enough

Kate, the spunky 13 year old from Rockford with AML, who we told you about in October (see post here), has relapsed-11 months out of her transplant.  She now faces an even more aggressive treatment protocol, and it goes without saying that Kate, and her family, is scared.  As her parents put it, “So, that’s what it is like to have a kid with cancer. The treatment is as dangerous as the disease.”  Please consider leaving a note of support on her caringbridge site.

We would also like to remind you that Sunday is the Madison area Walk for Wishes fundraiser walk.  Saturday is the final day you can sign up online to become a walker.   We are currently in the lead for fundraising, but we have heard that the Lancaster team has the Angels in their sights!  So if you haven’t already done so, please consider donating to our team.

Charlotte’s Angels Team Site

Thank you all again for checking in on us.

Posted September 19, 2012 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

One response to “September 19th, 2012. Day+558.

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  1. Bad news. I often wonder, how is it that when someone we love dies, the sun keeps right on shining? Doesn’t it know that dark clouds and beating rain would be more appropriate? How is it that people still drive their cars going hither and yon when grief has gripped the heart and begun the singing of mournful tunes? Wouldn’t a long, long moment of silence and stillness be appropriate instead? Yet the world keeps right on functioning as usual, oblivious of the painful, desolate path another is walking. I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s loss! And I pray that Kate will be given by God the strength and the courage and the perseverance, along with her family, to tackle this beastly cancer head-on. I have a copy of a black cat looking back over its shoulder with a mean quip about estrogen and a hand gun (sorry, but can’t think of it right now 😦 Now I’ll think of the cat looking over it’s shoulder with a menacing, tough expression saying: My name is Kate and I have AML (?); I have a hand gun, and I’m going to blow it away! Any questions?” OK, that might sound weird, but I pray Kate will “blow it away” once and for all this time! And through it all, I pray that God will bless each one of you with His peace.

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