So today is two very important dates for me. One being the last day you can signup for Sheri Staaks blog at www.sheristaak.com. Everyone that signs up today she will donate $2.00 to Ellie for her medical expenses.
Ellie has had three brain surgeries, port-a-cath surgery, approximately 10 blood transfusions, 90 weeks of chemotherapy, Physical, speech, and occupational therapy, 9 ER visits, 13 MRI’s, 4 Cat scans, 3 MRV’s, 6 long term admissions to the hospital. And I am sure there are plenty other procedures I am not even thinking of at the moment. This all within 2 ½ years. These procedures and keeping Ellie alive is not cheap. Please consider signing up for the FREE blog and help by doing something small in your eyes but big in our eyes.
And then the other important date the eve of my Birthday
As a child I remember blowing out my candles and wishing for a new shiny toy or a vacation to Disney world. I wouldn’t always dream too big but there was always something that wasn’t necessary needed at the time but defiantly wanted. As I grew old blowing out my candles I really stopped wishing for anything. You get a little embarrassed as all the attention is drawn on you and you blow out your candles as quickly as you can. Not only that but as we grow older we loose the magic of wishes. Well not so much anymore for me. These past two years most people would probably notice that there is quite a bit of a pause for me after the singing is done. The long pause is because I am very careful for what I wish for. No longer do I wish for a vacation or a shiny toy but I dedicate my wish to Ellie. The long pause is because I have to really think through how I want to word it each year. For this could be the wish that comes true. I believe the first year it was “Please let Ellie live another year” and if I remember correctly last year was something like “Please let Ellie survive this tumor” I will be thinking about that one moment when I blow out my candles tomorrow all day today. I will be thinking what do I really want to wish for this year. Do I wish for another year or do I think bigger like a cure. Sometimes I think if the wish is too big it might not come true so maybe I shouldn’t wish for a cure but for Ellie to live a long and happy life. If you are one of those people that blow out your candles as quickly as possible so everyone will stop staring and there is no magic in wishing anymore. Don’t waist your wish this year after all sometimes wishes do come true. If you have a perfect life and have no wishes than think about donating your wish to Ellie. My wishes will never go to waste again. When you have a terminally ill child it is so important not to waste anything. Even as simple as a birthday wish, or a coin tossed in a fountain wish. So lots of thought will go into my birthday wish tomorrow. Don’t let little things go to waste.
As most of you that keep up with my blog know Ellie has been doing fantastic but she still needs prayers and love because within the 10 week gap of her MRI things can always change.
P.S. Give me a great birthday gift by signing up for the Blog to help with Ellie’s medical expenses. Remember TODAY IS THE LAST DAY! www.sheristaak.com. And please share with family and friends.
One last thing, I am helping out this year for the School Fun Fair in April and we are looking for any donations of services or items for our raffle baskets. Please contact me if you could help out in anyway. My email address is Kyliew2@aol.com. Thanks for your support.
A mother with a battle ahead of her.