Friday, September 4, 2009

A sad day

Yesterday was kind of a sad day for me, which is likely why I didn't post.

I woke up, had breakfast with my little girl, logged on to check e-mail later in the morning and found out a very good friend of mine has just learned that her 4-year-old son has leukemia. How horrible and sad. My friend lives in Massachusetts, so I haven't seen her in years, but we are still connected by another period of our lives together. We went to graduate school together, and we worked on our second year internship together. I'm pretty sure I would have never survived without her.

So, that being said, you know that despite the distance between us, I am deeply saddened for her and the family about her son's diagnosis. I know that there is treatment, and I know that he can and will be okay, but I also know that they have a long road ahead of them.

She updated this morning and said that her little boy has to spend the next 30-something days in the hospital, since there can be complications with chemo that would cause problems, and it's better to have him under constant observation. How horrible this must be! They have a younger daughter, who is about 3 months older than my daughter, and I cannot imagine having to explain to her why her brother isn't home right now and what's going on.

And so, I'm here, supportive readers, to ask you to say a prayer, think a positive thought, throw out good health vibes into the universe or whatever else you might do to ensure that someone gets better, and while doing so, think of little Kevin and ask that he be covered under all of that. If it's not too much to ask, throw in an extra vibe or two for the entire family.

I thank you so much. Many of us can't even fathom where my friend is at right now, and I hope we never have to. Hugs to you all, and wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


  1. How sad. I will definitely being sending out good thought for them all.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about this! I will keep them in my prayers.

  3. Andrea that is so sad - I will pray for them I can't even imagine what they will have to go through

  4. Aww Andrea I am so sorry. Im sending good vibes their way, and to you as well. hugs

  5. I'm so sorry. I will definitely keep the entire family in my thoughts - and you too.

  6. So sad to read this about any child. My heart goes out to them. I wish them well.

  7. Oh, my thoughts are with your friend and her family!


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