Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Card Drive: Update


Thought I'd give a little update since I originally posted the Card Drive for Addison on October 3rd.  They are almost a month into the two year battle. 

I have received over 60 cards for for Addison, Avery, Ansley and the family. 
I mailed a huge box last Friday.
We had our 5th annual Halloween Party and they could not come.
It was the first one they have missed in all those years including the first one when I lived out-of-state and Jody drove the girls a couple hours over to join the fun! 
I was hoping to deliver them in person, but came down with a sore throat.

If you have been reading the family's Caring Bridges pages then you are aware of the daily challenges this family faces. She is finishing up the first round of steroids which have left her swollen, sore, hungry, and exhausted.  She has been in treatment for just shy of a month and she is now losing her hair.  In addition to the physical challenges, the family has been emotionally challenged as you can imagine.  The toll this fight has on the two little ones is evident. The parents are trying to keep things as "normal" as possible for the family as energy and spirit allows. These are AMAZING parents.  I just love them so much!

With the support of many in the blogging and crafting world, we are able to 
bless this family and offer a bit of cheer through cute cards and encouraging words.  
Some have sent stickers to the girls too. 

If it has been a while since you checked the original post, there have been several prizes added by such generous people including Lawn Fawn, Jennifer McGuire, Karen Baker, Studio Calico and more.   If you have sent cards, then I thank you again on behalf of the family. If you plan to send cards, please review the guidelines and thank YOU too!  If you don't have time to send cards then please pray for the family.  
Additionally, the mom shared on Facebook that another way to help all Leukemia 
patients is by donating blood to your local blood bank.  

ETA: 10/31/12   She's having the PICC line removed this morning and a port is being surgically put in.  She'll also receive a spinal tap with chemo today as well as a bone marrow aspiration.  Mom called me yesterday and was SO apprreciative of all the cards and prayers so far. 

Keep them coming!
If you have any other questions, email me at kellybertram (at) hotmail (dot) com.
This card drive run until December 20th! 

God Bless,


~amy~ said...

Thanks for the update Kelly...my heart goes out to Addison and her family....

Karen B. said...

Gosh, I STILL need to get my cards to you!