05 September 2008

Praying for a Cure!

Okay, as I sit here tonight crying and watching Stand Up To Cancer I am amazed by the statistics that they are sharing! Did you know that this year alone 1500 kids in the US will die from cancer! They also said 1 in 2 men will get cancer and 1 in 3 women will get it! I just keep thinking how glad I am that we signed up for A Walk In the Park tomorrow! If you want to donate there is still time! Please consider giving at least $5!

Now that you have done that, please take a few minutes and say a prayer for my friend Jessica and her family. She is in the fight right now and her faith is an inspiration to all!

How has cancer affected you and your family? My mom is a melanoma survivor, I have two aunts currently fighting breast cancer, my grandpa is fighting colon cancer, and I lost one of my grandmothers to leukemia. I also have several friends in the fight!

On a lighter note... my kids are being brainwashed!

Sunday for church we were encourage to show support for our favorite college football team!



Anonymous said...

Natalie, you are so sweet! And your family is so precious!

My Grandma died almost exactly a year ago with Leukemia. :(

Alicia said...

I love your family pic... even if your kids are being brainwashed :( (Next time I've got some crimson and cream-OU- if you want to borrow it.) On a serious note, the fight against cancer is near and dear to our family. My mom is a breast cancer surviver and of course, Blake lost his mom to cancer. I think it is awesome that you and David did this walk... maybe next year Blake and I can do it also.

Alicia said...

*survivor. Sorry, can't spell.

Ann of the Incredible Gift said...

Your children are totally adorable, Natalie, and I spent way more time than I had set aside for it reading Jessica's blog.

My Mom survived breast cancer to die of melanoma. A long time friend died from stomach cancer. Husband of my best friend from college died of colon cancer. Very young niece of another friend was expected to die of brain cancer, an experimental treatment was tried, and she is doing very well. My favorite language teacher in high school died from brain cancer. Several friends have battled breast cancer. All are doing well. And I am a survivor of bone cancer.