Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In order to try to continually learn about Nick's cancer, I subscribe to a listserve comprised of others that have (or had) a child, spouse, grandchild, sibling and friend with rhabdomyosarcoma. This listserve has tremendous value with the immediate sharing capability for anything from general questions, specific concerns, information on clinical trials, helpful hints, platform to vent, advise or comfort and share a unified effort to bring awareness (which brings funding) to this devestating cancer. Sometimes, the emails I receive are simply too much; too heartbreaking, too frustrating, too confusing - I cannot even conceive what some of the children, and parents, are suffering through. Rhabdo is usually diagnosed in young children. It really makes me count my blessings with Nick's response, his attitude, our support, our faith, our love.

There is another listserve that is dedicated to ALL childhood cancers and they have put together a promotional video to support the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007. I hesitated to post this clip as we try to keep everything very positive on this blog. However, I also feel we have a responsibility to do what we can to raise awareness in every opportunity we encounter. This being said, if you would be willing, please take a few minutes to watch this video.


I'll post more later on how to support funding once I've verified a few more things.



Chris Ulvin said...

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick and Lori,
I watched the YouTube link again - I love the human spirit! Today's noun for Jesus in Lover. "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Now remain in my love". John 15:9
May Jesus surround Nick with His love, today and all his tomorrows. Amen.
In Christ's love, aunt Chris