$100-provides a pair of crutches for a St. Jude Patient
$140-provides 2 platelets count tests for St. Jude Patients
$500-provides 2 transfusions of red blood cells for a St. Jude Patient
$1000-provides 2 days of oxygen to a St Jude Patient
$1500-provides a day of chemotherapy for a St. Jude Patient
$6150-provides a day of inpatient care for a St Jude patient
Thanks and Giving
Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life,
and give to those who are not…
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
What is YOUR healthy child worth to you? Your money? Your Time? Your house? Your car? When your child gets sick everything else in your world stops. You begin fighting for your child’s life at all cost. You no longer care about your health, sleep or even your job, the health and life of your child becomes the most important thing in the world. As a parent you will go anywhere or do anything to save your child’s life.
Fight as much as you want and do your part as a parent but things are still out of your control. You watch as they pump your child full of toxic chemicals to kill the cancer. You hold your child as they are sick and scared. You cry for them as you would give anything to take their place in that hospital bed. It is horrible to watch someone so young be so brave and mature. Cancer kids are just more brave, bold and accepting of what life has given them.
Once the chemo begins to work, it weakens their blood and now your child needs lifesaving blood transfusion to survive. Their own body cannot make the red blood cells and platelets needed to even function. As they get weaker and can barely move there is a help coming. It is lifesaving blood. Before the blood Heather would be weak and sluggish to the point of not being able to move. After a blood transfusion she would be ready to go shopping. The difference in just two hours is simply amazing to see.
Please consider a gift of life saving blood this holiday season. People get so busy with the buying of gifts that the blood supply gets very low. If this was your child or loved one you would want the blood right away. Giving blood costs you nothing and takes about an hour of your time. the actual taking of the blood takes about 7 minutes. it is all the paperwork and getting prepped that takes the time. One single donation can save up to 3 lives…
Heather’s 24th Birthday will be Saturday December 10. Our family is hosting the 2nd annual Birthday Blood Drive at Arizona Mills Mall. There will be balloons to sign and cake. The balloons will be released at the end of the day. It is very healing to watch balloons with messages ascend to heaven. Almost like she gets the messages.
Please join us on this special day…sign up at the link below. It helps to have a time so you are not waiting around for a long time.