I also want to make mention of something very important to a special family whose lives became intertwined after a “chance” meeting in the grocery store. Suzie recognized me from the blog in the freezer aisle and introduced herself. After I mentioned our sweet exchange on the blog that night, it was figured out that her sister (and sister’s husband) are good friends of my parents! Small world it is! A few weeks later I met Suzie’s sister Sharon at my sister Emily’s wedding which is where she excitedly explained the connection to me. How awesome that so many of these connections are being made that otherwise might not have been but for Nora.
I was shocked when literally a few days later my Mom called to tell me that Sharon had been suddenly diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. I was very shocked to hear the news and immediately put in a prayer request for her at my Bible study.
I’ve been in touch with Suzie over Facebook. She was also the one who so thoughtfully hand-delivered a stuffed animal kitty cat to Greta the afternoon that Patches went to heaven. In talking with Suzie that afternoon she shared with me how desperately and urgently her sister needs a bone marrow transplant. She said she feels so helpless in all of this after it was determined that she was not a match to literally save her sister’s life by being a donor.
In a recent message from Suzie she informed me of a bone marrow drive taking place this weekend at St. Agnes Church in Northern Kentucky. It’s purpose is to find a match for Sharon. I had to make mention of this on here to get the word out in the hopes that you can find it in your heart to go do this! It only requires a cheek swab and a couple minutes of your time. I definitely plan on going!
Here is more information:
If you are not able to do this, I ask that you please pray that a donor is found quickly and for Sharon’s healing. Please pray for her and her family’s peace of mind. May they experience joy amidst their struggle and fully feel their security in Christ.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”(Matthew 6:34 NLT)