Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Cure for Carter

I have had the title "Cancer is starting to piss me off" saved in my drafts for a few months now, I was just waiting for the passion to write the story.

A few months ago someone very close to me had a brother diagnosed with cancer, then someone in the program I stay sober in, was diagnosed. To see their pain is painful. I started to feel my passion brewing. I felt powerless...what could I do? I was already sending in the pink lids from Yoplait yogurt, such a smalI thing, I wanted to do more. I wondered for a split second, if I took on another cause would I lose sight of my primary purpose? Talked to God about it, he said "Nope, you'll know when."

Then I friended an old friend from high school on Facebook and found out his little boy has cancer...it made me so sad that it knocked the wind out of me, now I felt PASSION and God said "when".

This angel's name is Carter Kronmal and his Daddy's name is Dan. Carter has a rare form of cancer called, neuroblastoma, he was diagnosed right after his 2nd birthday and has endured 6 rounds of chemo, see...PASSION. I want him all better God, please!

For the month of January all donations on emilyism.com will be going to Carter's family. I know most of the readers on here believe in the power of prayer, so pray for his complete recovery-please-let's pray our way to a miracle guys...Carter deserves it! You can also donate on behalf of Carter here....

http.seattlechildrens.org/way-to-help/donate/commemorative-giving/

5 comments:

  1. My mother died of cancer when I was 13, she was only 46. I have been very aware of this illness since then & how many forms it can take. Almost as baffling as alcohol. I also lost a very close cousin to Leukemia. It is particularly distressing when this illness or any other strikes the innocense of the children. I believe these diseases to be the random product of the dark side & it is this devastating randomness that causes us to doubt our higher power just when we need him most. This is when the dark side does it's best recruiting. When we wonder how our higher power can allow such a thing to strike a child it leaves an opening for the dark side to creep in & take hold. You are right, little Carter needs our prayers to keep his illness away & strengthen his & his family's faith.

    Prayers & positives on the way little angel. God is always with you...

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. And for listening to God and His leading on your life!!!

    {love}

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  3. Dear Emily,
    I am Carter's aunt. I thought I'd let you know if you don't already, that Carter passed away last week. His funeral is tomorrow.
    Thank you for caring about our family.
    Good luck with your recovery.
    Shara Kronmal

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  4. Dear Shara,
    I did hear, and was at a loss for words. Thank you for taking a minute and writing to me, I can't even imagine your loss, I am sorry.
    Your family is in my prayers,
    Emily

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