I’ve been keeping tabs on a difficult, but very hopeful situation involving one of my friend’s grandchildren, a delightful five year old sprite who has cancer. Isn’t that just the kind of information that drops your stomach to the floor?
Yet, I understand little Maddie is a real trouper. My friend had this to say about her remarkable granddaughter: “Maddie has been such an inspiration for me with her attitude. I know she is a child, but if we could carry the ‘every day is an adventure’ frame of mind to our adult lives, it would be great.” Something to think about.
In the face of this adversity, this young couple sold their house in Washington and moved to Seattle to get their daughter the best care possible. Fortunately, the father was able to transfer his job to a local branch of the agency where he works. Maddie’s mother gave up her job to be available to take care of both Maddie and her younger sister. Now let’s throw medical expenses into the picture … you can only imagine what this young family is facing.
A fund has been set up to help this couple cover their medical expenses. If you are inclined to make a contribution, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/drnmlk