Sadly by time you read this column at least 2 children in the US will loose their fight with cancer and this Christmas wish will not be answered.
I was Standing in the cold watching our local holiday parade.
When the life float ( name I gave it ) stopped right in front of us. Riding along was a little angle just 3 feet tall , no more than 8 years old , waving and smiling not bothered by the chilly wind blowing her hair.
She was wearing nothing more then a winter coat and a white silk ribbon across her heart that read ” SURVIVOR” Next to her was a poster: The American Cancer Society.
Having 3 boys ages 8,10 and 11 my heart waged an emotional battle with my mind. When the float finally passed us I asked my kids. ” What if we give up all our extra gifts this year and help one of these boys or girls ; giving them gifts or hope ? ”
Selfish of me?
This time of year many of us are worried about buying gifts and even more scared wondering how bad the US economic down turn will harm our good fortunes.
Did we choose to ignore and forget how many families will hoping for a cure. Those parents left wondering each night if their child will survive.
Ask anyone of those innocent kids fighting cancer what he or she wants for Christmas, a game or a Cure ?..
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