When a disaster strikes, The Red Cross and other emergency services come to the aid of the victims of the disaster… regardless of where that disaster occurs in the world. This is the appropriate response when we see fellow humans suffering from unexpected catastrophes. How can we, as compassionate humans, stand on the sidelines and do nothing?
What would happen if our society truly understood the catastrophe of childhood cancer? What would happen if all of us could not turn away from the truth, the facts? What would happen if those with decision- making power in the media decided it was time to report about the Monster killing our children?
Awareness. That is what would happen. Awareness.
I am wondering if I need to get out that triple beam balance I spoke of a few days ago– you know– the one I was joking about whacking someone over the head with in Chemistry?
There are people who are “in the trenches” of the childhood cancer battlefield every single day. These people did not choose to be in the club they belong to. They didn’t have to get whacked over the head with a triple beam balance to leap into action. These are people who have lost their child to cancer, and they vow to make a difference so that other children do not have to suffer like their own child did.
These people amaze me. They inspire me. They blow my ever-loving mind. They open my heart.
How do they go on after losing their child to cancer? How do they turn all of that grief into HOPE for others? How is it that those who have suffered through the catastrophe are the ones who are showing up to help others at future disasters?
Can you imagine the world if the only people who showed up to help when a disaster strikes are people who have been through the same disaster?
It is time, right now, for each and every single one of us to join in the battle against childhood cancer. Don’t make our wounded warriors also be the lone rescuers. Please act.
Today, I give you two options. Bob Piniewski and Jodie Nunn are both shaving their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. Please consider a donation to their efforts. Bob and Jodie are “Wounded Warriors” motivating me to do all I can.
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.”
Please continue your prayers for Breanna and for Crista…