I have a good friend who I have posted about before here on All Things Thrifty named Dani. Her son Chase was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a.k.a. ALL) in July of this year. Since then Chase has undergone treatment after treatment. This amazing family has taken everything in stride. I honestly live less than a block away from them, and I am in awe at how strong they are. Chase now has a little brother Mason who is absolutely adorable. Can you imagine having a baby in the middle of going through treatments for Chase? I am lucky to know this great family.
This is Chase. If you would like to know more about Chase, or could donate (even the smallest amount is appreciated), check out Chaser’s fund HERE, or to read more about the Prince Family, check out their blog HERE. To donate directly to Chaser’s Fund, click HERE to go to Paypal.
A special event is being planned on behalf of Chase. Two participants from the Biggest Loser are sponsoring a boot-camp here in St. George on January 15, 2011. Click HERE for more details.
I hopped over to Dani’s blog this morning to check in on her, and found this story about Jessica Schmitt. Jessica is a 4 year old that also lives here in St. George. For me it especially hits home to find out that this family lives right here, but regardless of the location, my heart is broken for this family. PLUS, since I’m pregnant, I can’t control my emotions anyway. So, you can imagine what a mess I was after reading this story about Jessica.
Jessica’s mom was worried about her daughter for a few weeks because she wasn’t “eating well.” So, on Dec. 21st, they took her to the Dr. and immediately needed more tests. That night, Jessica and her parents (along with her baby brother) were on a flight to Primary Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City where she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. She has been diagnosed with Wilms Tumor which has spread throughout her body and organs.
I cannot imagine how this family feels since before this whirlwind of events, they were probably planning for a relaxing Christmas with their beautiful family.
Jessica is currently in the ICU at Primary Children’s Hospital. To check out her story go to Jessica’s Miracle HERE.
A special event is being organized to help Jessica and the Schmitt family.
Saint George, Utah
Donate items to address listed above until
January 8th. Bring baked goods the day of.
Come and shop or simply donate. ALL
proceeds will be put in a trust fund for
the Schmitts to help pay medical bills.
Questions: Call Ann or John (435)656-2688
Call Mary or Kelton (435)703-1217
If you don’t live nearby and would still like to help, you can donate (even the tiniest amount is wonderful) to Jessica’s paypal fund found HERE.
Please pray for Chase and Jessica. I know prayers will help.