Very rarely do I get to use this blog to bring awareness to people, but today I needed to share a bit, a story that hits so close to home, it’s hard to ignore.
Maybe you’ve seen that sweet face on Facebook, and read her story on her page over the last year plus. I even did a little post on it last January. I don’t even know where to begin or what to say. Posts about suffering with the horrible disease called “cancer” really get to me, as so many of those close to me have been affected by it. But those people (not that it changes anything) have lead long, beautiful lives. They haven’t had their journey here cut short, they have had the chance to experience life and glory of it all. But not our little Kylie.
Kylie, is a little girl from our hometown. She lives right down the road from us. It hits even harder that she’s not much younger than Abbey. It breaks my heart. It gets me right where it hurts. I do not know Kylie. I do not know her parents, though we have a lot of common friends, and have probably passed each other on more than one occasion. I do not pretend to know their pain. I can’t even fathom it. I can’t pretend I know why some children suffer and others thrive. And it makes me so pained.
Kylie was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in December 2013. This beautiful baby girl is a fighter. With every bit of bad news, she fought and came through. Her parents, Bree and Luke are the strongest parents I could imagine. I admire them, fighting every day, even when sometimes the news seemed so bleak. I’ve followed their story, and my heart has broken for them so many times over the past year.
Recently Kylie’s doctors have told them her fight is coming to an end. Nothing you ever want to hear a doctor say, and I am instantly brought back to our own horrific cancer battle with my dad in 2013. I do not know the pain of losing a child, but it makes me hold my little one extra tight.
Besides the totally free gift of prayer and positive thoughts for the family and little Kylie, if you would like to help contribute financially to the family’s medical expenses, please visit their donation page here.
Much love from Mommy Like Whoa Kylie, we’re praying for you!