Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Organization to help find a cure for childhood brain tumors



This is a new year and a perfect time for us to step out of our comfort zones and learn about or contribute to a cause that makes us feel uneasy and I have found a great cause for us to begin with.

No one wants to think about children having brain tumors or suffering horrible deaths from a disease there is no cure for. Childhood brain tumors can be very difficult to treat, leave the child with deficits, or lead to an untimely tragic death.

But there is something everyone of us can do. First, go to http://www.thecurestartsnow.org/ and visit the site to learn more about brain stem glioma brain tumors which affect young children. Look at the photos and read about each of the brave children who have suffered from a brain stem glioma or who are currently dealing with the painful treatment.

Then decide what it is you can do. Here are some ideas:

  1. Visit the site often and learn all that you can about this type of tumor
  2. Donate time to do a fundraiser in your area
  3. Purchase note cards, holiday cards, or the book titled NOTES LEFT BEHIND
  4. Leave an encouraging comment for the parents
  5. Pray
  6. Find or support another cause that you are passionate about

I ordered the book, NOTES LEFT BEHIND written by the parents of Elena Desserich. This six year old suffered from the brain stem glioma and passed away in 2007 but not before she left notes for her parents throughout the house, painted beautiful artwork, and showed others how to love. I will review the book here on the blog as soon as I get it and read it through.

For 2009, let each of us reach out to someone going through a tough time or find a cause we can be passionate about, write about, and support. I know in my heart that we will be the one's to be blessed if only we reach out of our comfort zone and into a place we have never been.

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