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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who We Are Helping!

The other day I was on my way home, and when I got into the car there was this commercial on the radio that brought tears to my eyes about children being the future - as I sat there sobbing, the tag line came up that said "Helping St. Jude's..." curing childhood diseases.

I knew I was doing the right thing, right then and there.

This is a picture of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, on of my of my favorite brides, Michelle's nephew who was treated at St. Jude. Her cousin Ben Barcklay was diagnosed with brain cancer at 8 years old. This meant surgery, chemo, blood and bone marrow transfusions and radiation.

He and his mom lived at St Jude (and the Target House) for 2 years. St Jude's paid for everything and even flew Ben's dad and sister from California to visit every month.

He was on Oprah and the Today show and was featured in Redbook, so if you feel the need for a good cry, look him up.

It should be pointed out that St Jude isn't just for families without insurance. My cousins have insurance... it just wont pay the bills that rack up over 2 years of treatment AND travel AND living there while getting treatment.

Curing with Cake,

{Information taken directly from Michelle's comment on a previous post}


*Michelle said...

I don't even know what to say.
Thank you. For featuring him, but more for the entire Lets Eat Cake effort. Mahalo.

*Michelle said...
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*Michelle said...

Oh - and I am featuring Let's Eat Cake on my blog tomorrow. Thank you again.

Chicken and the Egg said...

I have 3 little ones...I cannot imagine. My heart is breaking. I will be posting about this on my blog.


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