Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Praying for Cash

No, not as in money.  While at Crescent Bar over the holiday weekend we met a family with a 20-month-old son with cancer.  His name is Cash.  It's in (or around) his brain stem and is inoperable.  He was diagnosed at 16 months after the family was initially told it was something else that was very common and harmless (I forget what).  He has undergone radiation and some other new, state-of-the-art therapy (proton something-or-other?) in Houston (they live in Washington).  Oh, and they have a 3- or 4-year old son and a 6-week-old son.  This woman has been flying (or maybe driving, since most 3rd tri women can't fly?) while in the last few months of pregnancy and now with a newborn.  Can you imagine the stress?  Dealing with all this while expecting a new baby?

The good news is that he seems to be responding very well to the treatment (which has also included a stem cell transplant from the new baby's cord blood (or whatever).  And this woman's attitude was amazing.  She was so positive and optomistic.  A true inspiration.  I just feel so bad for this poor little boy who has had to endure all this, and can't even imagine what his parents are going through.  So anyway, if you could pray for them I (and they, I'm sure) would appreciate it.  Thanks.

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