Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Neuroblastoma, Again...

Today I got news that I was convinced I would never hear again. I know another child with neuroblastoma.  He is the 7 year old son of a friend who was part of the original group of ladies I met online while pregnant with Mari and Ben. We were all pregnant with twins at the same time and looking for information and support from people going through the same thing. We all formed bonds that went beyond friendly chat on a Baby Center board and moved to a private website where we could share our lives with one another.  We all banded together to do everything we could for Tuesday and her family when she was sick with neuroblastoma. And now, another family in our small group will be facing the battle of their lives. I can't begin to wrap my head around what the odds must be for two families who have known each other before neuroblastoma to both have children develop the disease. Its shocking, horrifying, heartbreaking, and so many more words that my clouded brain can't think of right now. I do know Joey is a strong and wonderful boy with a fantastic family who needs your prayers. Please pray that this child will beat  cancer with as little pain as possible. Please pray that his parents and siblings will have the strength that they need to help someone they love so dearly go through something so awful. Please pray that a cure to this disease is found so we never have to hear the words "Its neuroblastoma" again. We love you Patti and we will do everything we can to help support you while your little one kicks cancer's butt!

9 comments:

Candid Carrie said...

Goosebumps. Because I know you I feel like I know them. Prayers are with them.

Thank you for sharing.

BoufMom9 said...

It just kills me... again.

Will pray every day... every time I get a moment to think.

Terri said...

praying with you, for them! I just can't believe it! I.HATE.CANCER!

Samantha said...

My heart is so, so heavy for them

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh! I've never even heard of it! I'm so sorry for your friend! I will definitely keep them in my prayers. Breaks my heart!

L I S A said...

Still can't wrap my head around it. Wasn't it supposed to be rare?

Tiffany said...

Oh sweetie, I am so sorry.

I HATE CANCER.

Praying, praying and praying some more.

Alisha said...

This sucks. Cancer sucks.

Christy said...

I just can't believe it.

CANCER FREAKING SUCKS!