November calls for things you are grateful for. I sometimes take for granted the little things that really bless my life. I also can't wrap my brain around the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to the East Coast. I know there are alot of people feeling angry, desperate and scared. I am thankful that there are kind, compassionate people to help others that don't have power or a home to go to over there. If I lived there and I was ok, i'd totally open my doors as well.
I am thankful that my health is pretty stable, despite having trache or arm off and on issues, which btw, I am heading to the hospital monday for the trache change! Sometimes we get so busy in life, we don't take the time to notice the small but ever so meaningful blessings we have, like our good health, frame of mind, our families that MIGHT drive us crazy sometimes or the cozy home full of our belongings that we have.
I have a super sweet lady guest posting for ya'll today who definitely keeps things in perspective! Meet Marie who blogs over at Listening Rather Then Speaking. She's my other other fellow January birthday baby and loves coffee!...umm, we know i do too lol.
My heartstrings tugged when I read what she had to say. Marie is a girl with alot of love and hope for humanity, especially when it comes to children. Read on. Be inspired.
Hi! I'm Marie from Listening Rather Then Speaking!
So I wanted to write a blog that would reach
Cancer is something that hits my heart in a very sensitive way.
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One day, I was following my “normal route”, I came across a room that had a baby that I never met nor seen. I was one of the volunteers the kids loved, because I knew all their names. He was crying, my heart melted. I slowly approached the crib and his little brown eyes, just looked at me. His name was J. for privacy reasons, I can’t talk about patients. I picked J up and he gave out a laugh. It was love at first sight. A nurse came by the room holding a bottle; I guess she walked away to make him one. The nurse handed me the bottle and said “I think you have things under-control, I’ll be back in a few”. J finished his bottle, just in time. It was time for me to head home. I placed him in his crib, and he began to cry again. I looked at his chart and it said he had not had any visitors for days! I wondered why. I picked him up again; the feeling of confusion and heartbreak entered my body. I wonder how someone could not want to see this beautiful baby’s face or just hold him. The nurse walked back into the room and grabbed him from my hands. She knew something was wrong, she looked over and said “Cancer”.
I made a promise to myself and to J that we would make the best out of the time, he had left. I would go to the hospital early and on my days off just to see his face.
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The updates that I would get from my school regarding J, turned into no updates at all. I figured it was time to just remember his adorable face and move on. I knew that he fought his battle with all the strength he could.
I recently thought alot about J, I thought about making a call to the hospital.
"To reach the children's floor press 6,
Hi this is nurse xxx, can I help you?"
I talked to the nurse for about 15 minutes; she knew exactly what baby I was talking about and she shared the information that she could. She told me that J had beat the cancer;; he beat the cancer. He is now 3-4 years old, and is living with a foster family who is going thru the adoption process now. I cried. It was nice to know that J had beat his fight. It was nice to know that my prayers have been answer and that little boy will be okay.
Cancer is extremely close to my heart, not only because of this baby, but because of how selfish i was.
I wanted nothing more then to have a clear well written application to college, and then this event happened.
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I made the choice to give everything and any time I have to children and the fight to help them. This is the reason why if you check out my blog (click here) I have been begging people to donate to my fight to cure childhood illness and disease. I want to make a large donation on behalf of the followers/givers. Its a simple process ; you buy a box of coffee, we make the donation.
As of right now we are shooting to give between 40% of all proceeds to the hospitals. We are looking to give these proceeds to the children's wing of hospitals. We have two hospitals in mind right now, but have not made a clear choice due to the fact that they are both so close to my partners and my heart. Both hospitals that where chosen are known worldwide. We are making this donation for children in general at this time. We want there to be a cure for all illness and disease that children get/can get. We want a brighter future for their today and their tomorrow. At this time, we would like to try and raise $5,000 dollars. Once we reach $5000 dollars, we would like to go even further and raise more.
I know that most people have a ton of bills to pay for and have a things to take care, but Im begging and praying. I'm asking people to save the lives of our future. Who knows maybe, we have another Elvis, or Maryrlin Moore among us. Or we have a child among us that will create the cure for cancer. We don't know what the future holds, but lets try and make it brighter for these kids.
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I have created little perks that people can receive,
Buy one box- i will send you a personal thank you letter/card
Buy 2-4 boxes- i will announce your name on my blog. And send you a personal thank you letter/card.
Buy 5-9 boxes - i will announce your name on my blog plus run ad, send you a thank you, and a surprise!
Buy 10 boxes- a huge surprise!
I have set up donation perks as well that people can receive,
$5-25 dollars - i will send you a personal thank you letter/card.
$26-100- I will announce your name on my blog. And send you a personal thank you letter/card.
$100+ - I will announce your name on my blog plus run your ad, send you a thank you and a surprise!
$500+ - HUGE SURPRISE.
$1000+ - SUPER SURPRISE!
These are just some of the little perks that I have set up to say thank you to everyone!
There is a high need for people to give back, and to spread the news about giving back. This is my way of trying to spread the news and helping people at the same time. I ask that you just take the time to give a moment of your day and really look at your loved ones. Now take other moment to imagine your life without them. It hurts like a million knives stabbing you over and over again. Doesn't it? Now if you could relax yourself and do one more thing for me? Please. Imagine the millions of families who need your help who don't know how to ask for help or begging for your help.
I thank you for taking the time out to read this post, and I'm sorry for any tears that I have cause.
May your thoughts and prayers be answered today, tomorrow, and everyday.
UPDATE as of 10/09.
We currently sold over 5 boxes on behalf of the cause. I am extremely excited because of this!
847-800-0971. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
please i am begging for your help!
Thank you Marie for sharing what has been on your heart for a while! Cancer of any kind is such a monster and i wish it would just go away! what are a couple things you are grateful for right now?