Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two girls, two families, one horrible disease

Over the last few months I have been following two very special blogs.
http://ferrickfamilypromise.blogspot.com/ and http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com/

You may have seen these two precious girls on my sidebar. Both Bella and Abby are in the fight of their lives against Cancer. I have read as their Mom's describe cutting off their little girls hair as it falls out. I have read what their families have sacrificed as these two children have been in and out of the hospital.

These two stories are so close to my heart, because as I read all of their posts I am reliving my own fight with cancer as a child. I know the pain of the mouth sores, or the ache of your bones from Chemo. I saw my own mother cry uncontrollably as they told us the chemo protocol that would would put my life on hold for a year. Cancer should not be a word in a children's vocabulary. Cancer should not be in any ones vocabulary for that matter.

I ask that you add Bella and Abby to your prayers, please go visit their blogs and give their parents your support.

I also ask that you click here: http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.khLXK1PxHmF/b.4510391/apps/ka/ct/contactus.asp?c=khLXK1PxHmF&b=4510391&en=7pKHKOPmE3JELNNoE7KFKYOAIfKTLZOyEeJRL6OME

It is the world cancer declaration that states

We the global cancer community call on governments, international governmental organizations, the international donor community, development agencies, professional organizations, the private sector and all civil society to take immediate steps to Support finding a cure for cancer.

Here is one of my favorite poems, and I think it says it all!!

What Cancer Cannot Do

Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love.

It cannot shatter hope.

It cannot corrode faith.

It cannot eat away peace.

It cannot destroy confidence.

It cannot kill friendship.

It cannot shut out memories.

It cannot silence courage.

It cannot reduce eternal life.

It cannot quench the Spirit

1 comment:

Ferrick said...

Nikki, thank you. :) I dont think I will ever have the appropriate words to thank everyone for all their love and support. Truly all of you are acting out of God's spirit. Your life is a victory of God's glory. Blessings, Susie