Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thoughts and prayers to the ethers, please....

Hi Everyone,

A while back I wrote about Renee and her family's trials with cancer. For her 25 year old nephew, I made Hector, the Mexican Cancer Killing Bastard, and you can see his photo here.

It turns out that Sheldon, the nephew is making medical history and not in a good way. What they thought was a good type of cancer has now been diagnosed as a type of cancer that's only been documented once before in the world. In a month the tumours have grown from 2.5 cm to 12.5 cm.

Yesterday Sheldon got told that he has maybe two months to live.

His mother is also battling cancer. And, of course, Renee has been terminal for the last three years.

I am surprised by how deeply impacted I am with this. Each month I make Bottles of Hope and our guild has been donating Bottles for years. I have made Bottles for other friends of friends and have only helped make one Bottle for someone that I've actually known. It's not like this is an alien concept to me. But this one has me in tears.

Please feel free to visit Renee's blog and if you've got a moment, send a thought out to the ether to their family. I'm not sure what that thought should be, so I'll leave it to people's wisdom and comfort levels.



DyLinn said...

I can't go to that blog, I'd cry for days, but I am thinking about them and praying for them. I can't even begin to imagine... Sending strength to all of them.

Renee said...

I love you Sandy.