Tuesday, January 1, 2008

i don't know if you pray

i don't, generally. but if you do, please pray for my cousin william. he has leukemia and he was placed in the ICU today. he's 12. he's a great football player, very silly, and he is quite the big brother to his little sister. the cancer came out of nowhere and has come on very strong. things don't look good, and i don't think my grandmother (or i) will be able to deal very well with his leaving us. so i don't want it to happen.

some of you know i had the chance to be a blood marrow donor recently for an anonymous patient. i was advised to say no because i am missing a kidney. writing the marrow donation organization to say no was the hardest thing i've ever done. i feel horrible about not being willing to save someone else's life because of an unknown risk to my own. i feel so selfish. and now william needs someone's help and he doesn't have it.

anyway, again, please pray if you do. think positively if you don't. and maybe think about adding your name and a sample to the national blood marrow registry if you haven't already. you never know who you might be able to help.

starting the new year with a heavy heart and with tears in my eyes.

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