Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another boy named Bryce

The other day I walked into our bedroom and saw Jimmy sitting at our computer desk. I thought he was paying bills but as I looked closer he was praying and had tears on his face. He had just opened the mail and read about a 6 year old boy named Bryce. We have been proud supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for many years and each month we receive a statement in the mail along with a picture of a child and his/her story. We are touched every time we receive info from them but this particular story hit close to home, with the boy named Bryce. Bryce Norwood - 6 years old
"Prior to his fight with cancer, Bryce was like any other little boy. He loved to fish, play baseball and ride his four-wheeler. Painting was one of his favorite hobbies, and he loved to eat pizza and drink orange soda. But, just days before starting pre-school, Bryce began experiencing severe stomach pain. Two visits to the pediatrician later, scans were ordered of Bryce's abdomen. The scans revealed a tumor in Bryce's left kidney. He and his family immediately turned to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. At St. Jude, Bryce underwent surgery that removed his kidney along with 13 lymph nodes. He received radiation and chemotherapy in the months following the operation. Unfortunately, the cancer returned in June 2007. Bryce began a new treatment plan, but the cancer proved to be a formidable foe. Bryce lost his battle with cancer this year on Valentine's Day."
I cannot imagine watching my little Bryce or Drew fight for their lives. It must be absolutely devastating for parents to see their children suffer. Please pray for Bryce's family and if you are looking for a good charity to support, please consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thank you!

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Leilanni said...

We will be praying for his family . . .thank you for a sobering reminder to never take our little one's for granted. The little annoyances of every day life seem miniscule after reading a story like this.