Today I’m sharing a Do It for D fundraiser to help a little girl we know and love.
They say cancer touches everyone at some point.
It’s not my first encounter but one that has hit too close to home.
We learned last week that Ella’s friend has been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
I call her little because I still think of them all being this age.
This photo was taken during our annual visit to the pumpkin patch in 2009.
Delaney was trying to tell Ella and her older sister Ainsley that feeding the goat was a good idea.
They were not convinced but Delaney has always been the spirited one of the 3 girls.
And she’s going to need every ounce of tenacity over the coming months as undergoes chemotherapy, making decisions no 16 year old should ever have to make.
My heart hurts for her and her Mom, who also happens to be a very close friend of mine.
Please read her story and help if you can.
Being a Mum has been the most rewarding and humbling role of my existence and she deserves to have that very same opportunity some day.
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Heartbreaking, surreal. Even more difficult when it hits so close to home. Precious photo of them as young girls. Will check out her story. Hugs.
Cancer is just difficult. Period.
So very sad. How can we help?
Hi Gail. We have a Go Fund Me running to support Delaney’s ‘fertility’ treatments. I am working on a few things behind the scenes here that will hopefully help cover some of the unforeseen expenses that are sure to arise, as well as make her feel more comfortable as she goes through the treatments. I feel like I have done a crash course in chemo this past week to better understand how I can help Laura and Delaney on a personal level. I just ordered Delaney a port pillow to make car rides more comfortable and we’re putting together a hospital kit which will include some paints, sketch books – Things she can do while she’s sitting around at the hospital. One step at a time. Thanks for asking!
Thank you for posting this Anna so we can all help.
Thank you Tina. You are a very dear lady.
PLEASE TELL THIS WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY TO HANG ON TIGHT.
THE RIDE MAY GET BUMPY… BUT IT WILL BECOME EASIER AND SMOOTH AGAIN.
I HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE OF THIS CANCER. MY DEAR LOVE BACK SOME YEARS NOW.. WAS DIAGNOSED WITH IT AT ABOUT HER AGE.
HE BEAT IT.. AND LIVED ON TO THE RIPE AGE OF 98.
YES… IT IS POSSIBLE TO TAKE THE BUMPS IN THE RIDE AND COME OUT JOYFUL.
GO DELANEY !!!! YOU CAN FIGHT AND WIN !
SENDING LOVE AND HUGSSS
Thank you sweet lady! Appreciate the words of encouragement and will pass this story on.
That´s so sad. I know how powerless you must feel, my husband had Hodgkin´s Lymphoma. Let´s hope for the best for this young girl.
Yes. And thank you. The prognosis is good but the path will be far from pleasant.
Can we, the designers at Oscraps, do something? A collab kit? I don´t have time to organize it but I more than gladly contribute.
I have a few ideas in the works… Emailing you 🙂