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Reaching Out and Lifting Up

Psalm 107:19-21

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.  He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men.

This picture of Daneille and her daughter taken at my daughter's 7th birthday.

When I was 15 years old (let's just say many moons ago), I was given the news by my father that I had two years to live.  (insert GULP)

The "C" word was now a part of my family, my life, my then short future, my FOREVER (how every long that may be).  

Fast forward, many moons later, and as you can see I am still here (by the Grace of God)  typing this blog post, reaching out to my faithful followers. 

Ever wonder WHY you were put on this Earth? 

When you are faced with only a few weeks, months or short years to live, it goes through your mind, believe me.   I am confident that my life was saved so I can help others in times of need and I try to live by that every single day.  Even if it's just sending a happy email to someone who needs a smile, a gift card to a friend who needs a pick me up, a hand written note, meal support, a shoulder to cry on or cash to fill their pantry. 

Over the last 10 months, I have been faithful to a friend in need.  The "C" word is a part of her life too.  

It is with a heavy heart that I share her story...

She Needs Your Prayers

Her initial protocol was only 6 months of chemotherapy and then the sit and wait game to make sure the drugs wiped it all out.  We were making plans, over a glass of wine, where we were going to go to celebrate the ending of this chapter. 

Sadly, that was not to be.  Not only has it not left her body, but it's spreading.  Her future looks like this...clinical drug trials, hospitals, long commutes, more chemotherapy and a Stem Cell Bone Marrow Transplant then the sit and wait game, again. 

She is married and has 1 daughter.  They live on one income, as many of us do. They sacrifice because of it, as many of us do.  However, MOST of us will not face this extraordinary challenge, mentally - physically - emotionally or financially. 

I am reaching out to you and lifting her up to Our Lord today and every day until she is declared cured and the chapter is closed. 

If you find it in your heart, I ask  beg you to please add her to your prayer list and share her story with everyone and anyone. 

In addition, if you feel you can donate any amount of money, I have set up a Go Fund Me account that you can go to. FUND ME ACCOUNT  you can use a credit card to donate or if that does not work for you, you can send a check, please email me for my address (mnewell0293 (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Thanking you all in advance for sharing this post, praying for Daneille and her family, the doctors, nurses and all involved in her care and for donating. 

Until next time - be blessed ~


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