She is the child and Grandchild of friends of mine...
In-utero she was diagnosed with "Short bowel syndrome".
Cadence is 9 months old and needs a liver, pancreas, and intestine transplant.
She's had several surgeries already- and we've nearly lost her twice...she qualified for the transplant last week at the Children's hospital in Ohio. We are thrilled she qualified for the transplant, but acutely aware of how serious the upcoming months will be. The strain on the family is enormous- mentally, financially, and emotionally.
Her family has asked me to consider being the Public Relations Coordinator for her fundraising, and I happily said I would.
In the coming weeks this will be my focus...raising awareness about her illness and letting people know about events being held in her honor to benefit her family.
If you are a praying person, I'd ask you add this little one, and her mom, to your list~ A web site is being created for her and I'll add the link when I have it.
I know this won't take all of my time, but it does seem to consume a lot of my thoughts. Knowing this child and her family is a blessing...and being mindful of what they are going through makes all of my problems seem incredibly small.
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
-George Washington Carver: