Monday, March 7, 2011

Can you do me a little favor? Everything depended upon...

...this single card.

This was the prompt from Saturday Centus this week.

I originally wrote another story for the prompt, but something kept going through my mind about a blog friend's son and I decided to change my little story to ask you a favor, instead.

Some of you might already know Betty at Daydream’n World. Her beloved son, Reid, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lympoma in 2009 and since then has undergone treatment after debilitating treatment.


Betty has fought beside her son every step of the way, giving him love and comfort, offering her prayers and her heart.

Reid has been given hope for the future in the form of stem cell transplant scheduled for March 11 and I’m hoping you can help lift him up during this difficult time. I can’t tell you that everything depended upon this single card, but I can tell you giving comfort and joy to such a heroic man would be a wonderful thing to do.

If you can take a moment and send a card or a note to Reid in the next few days it would be greatly appreciated. And if you can share this request on your blog so that Reid receives even more cards that would be even more of a blessing.

Thank you.

Reid Martin
c/o MD Anderson Cancer Center
Room 1741
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

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47 comments:

Deborah said...

You're a lovely lady Jenny ... and it would be a pleasure to, thoughts and love sent is an important and powerful healer x

Jocelyn said...

Oh Jenny....you have such a Heart of Gold and I would love to send a card and pass along this information!!!!

Prayers for this family are going up!!!

Love you sweet friend and have a great week!!!

Jojo said...

Thank you for posting. Very happy to send a card and prayers.

Theresa said...

I will be happy to send this brave young man a card and pray for him! Thanks for sharing his story!

HUGS to you Sweet Jenny!

Wanda..... said...

Will do, Jenny! Unexpected cards do so much to lift our spirit...a few have come to our home through you! You are a Giver!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How sweet -- Will do!

Donnie said...

It's on my sidebar Jenny and I'll get a card out today. My prayers are with him and his family.

Jeanie said...

Wishing him the best and a card will be on the way.

Y. Ikeda said...

It's so touching.
All the best,
Yoshi

Willoughby said...

I'm on it. A card will be going out this afternoon.

Ames said...

Sending a card chocked full of encouragement and will include him in my prayers too. There's wonderful power in prayer! My husband is living proof!~Ames

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jenny this is a beautiful gesture and I would be very happy to send a card to Reid! I have had him and Betty and her family in my prayers sicne I first learned of his battle with cancer. They are very inspirational. I know Reid will win this fight!

I returned from Sydney, Australia this weekend and today I picked my Scentsy winner -- comment #8 was chosen by the Random.org -- which was YOU!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be sending an e-mail to you with my Scentsy rep's name and phone number and web site so you can chose your warmer and two wax scents and they will be shipped directly to you. She will send the bill to me :)
I know you'll enjoy them!

Jessica B said...

I'm on it! What a great thing to do for someone Jenny...

Judie said...

I most certainly will do this today. With Beth here, I have sort of been out of pocket, but she left this morning with Rod to drive back to New Orleans.

Chatty Crone said...

Will do. sandie

BECKY said...

Will do, Jenny! The moment I saw this picture, I flashed back to last summer when my oldest son had a burst appendix while in England! What a scary time that was. I'm jotting down the address for the card right this minute!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny, consider it done! I will be honored to send a card and keep him in my prayers!

jane said...

done! what a beautiful idea jenny.

Allie said...

Sent mine out today!! And we are so blessed to have you in our lives!!!

cj Schlottman said...

It's just like you, Jenny, in spite of your own problems with your jaw, to think of others. I will send along a card to Reid.

I hope you are healed and out of pain before long.

Namaste..........cj

Poetic Justice said...

How sweet of you Jenny. I hope and pray that this new stem cell treatment works for him. I will also send a card along to show support.

wheatgerm said...

hopefully gets better

Pat Tillett said...

You are so nice Jenny!
Will do...

Rekha said...

Hope he gets better and the em transplant is successful and effective....

Jo said...

I recognized that photo right away ... I miss Betty and her dolls on Alphabe-Thursday ... she is such a wonderful woman!

Kat said...

Will do Jenny. And thank you for doing this. I can't imagine what this family is going through. I noticed that the date for his procedure is my favorite brother's birthday (ok, so he's my only brother). But I'm going to take that as a good sign! Hugs, Kat

aimee said...

very sweet and thoughtful of you to want to do this for him. to give him comfort and some joy. i will keep him in my prayers.
blessings,
aimee

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

What a wonderful thing to do, but I am not surprised at all that you sweet Jenny are doing such a beautiful thing. I will get a card off to him and post on my site. Hugs

Amy said...

Jenny, you are one of the most charitable and kind and loving people I have ever met. You are amazing. I will get a card sent over to her as soon as I can. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Sue said...

Consider it done! My nephew is a survivor of acute lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was saved by a bone marrow transplant. It's been nearly 20 years now. Amazing!

I will pray for the same for your friend's son.

=)

noexcuses said...

What a prayer warrior you are! I will be glad to send a card, and will lift up the family starting today! I've witnessed many miracles from prayers and will be more than happy to offer mine!

Marlene said...

Will do!

Nonna Beach said...

God bless hi ! We have a friend going through a similar illness...you just feel so devastated but the power of love and prayers is great !

Arkansas Patti said...

Mumsy sent me and yes I will. I am a cancer survivor also and know a little caring goes a long way.

Sarah said...

Will pick up a card tomorrow.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Jenny...you are such a sweetheart. You've got me crying. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

What Jenny hasn't told you is that she's been sending cards regularly and added Reid's name to a prayer group. Her thoughtfulness has meant a lot to me during this difficult time. I can't thank her enough!

Thank you everyone!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I've got some of my wonderful followers on it, Jenny, and will send one out asap. Thanks for this posting.
xoRobyn

Karen S. said...

Abosolutely Jenny! It's a nice thing for you to ask and a card and prayers are going his way!

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Jenny, I will be more than happy to send a card out tomorrow. I know when I was sick it made me feel better just knowing that others were thinking of me. Thanks for sharing. Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Deborah Ann said...

I am writing Reid a letter. Thank you for helping him via your blog. What a sweet thing to do!

Cindy Adkins said...

Absolutely, Jenny, I will send a card...and prayers too!!!
XO

Karen said...

Sending a card and prayers for Reid!

Bonnie said...

Jenny, you are so kind. I will send a card. My husband was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma about 7 years ago so I know a little about this. At least he is in a great place for medical care. We heard a lot about MD Anderson when Mark was going through his treatment!

Amiko said...

Sending him my prayers...

criticalcrass said...

missed this originally. thanks for linking it up to your alpha post. will put something in the mail today. :]

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thank you for sharing this again...I also missed your original post for this. I will be sending him a card. Definitely a wonderful idea...we appreciated the support of others when our son was in the hospital for long periods of time during the chemo. I didnt have a blog back then, but we did have a Caring bridge page, and from message left there, it was a blessing to read the encouragements and support.

Blessings & Aloha!

Jeanne said...

I am a bit late with knowing this about Reid. My prayers go out to both of them until he has recovered. This is a serious illness. I will send a note asap.
You are a dear for putting this on your blog.
Blessings to you and yours,
Jeanne