A while back we set up a link to help get some money to a struggling family whose son had developed leukemia. His grandma writes:
I’d like to let you know how things are going with Sam. Two weeks ago he was diagnosed with leukemia. He was able to come home after eight days in the hospital, was home for two days, and then ended up being readmitted when it was discovered at a scheduled blood test that he had a blood sugar of 356. Apparently the steroids are causing this uncommon reaction. He is taking all of this in stride, with good spirits. One thing I appreciate, is seeing Sam’s response to all the outpouring of prayers and concern by so many – many who have never met him. Several churches are planning fund-raisers for him, and a high school classmate of his mom, Abbey, is a cake baker, and is doing a cupcake “event.” Already 150 dozen are ordered! God has so blessed this family through the community. Every time we hear of something new, Sam shakes his head in amazement. He is not one who enjoys attention, and has been generous in sharing gifts people have given with his twin, Joe, and sister, Claire. There is so much good to come from this family crisis. It was wonderful to see this smile return, and the relieved smile of his mom. There will be many challenges ahead, but with God’s help, we will meet them.
You can still financially support the family by going here. Please do. And your prayers are the most important thing of all. Father, heal Sam swiftly through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, St. Luke, and St. Peregrine, pray for him.