I recently got a note from a family friend, Emily, telling about her friend’s little girl Addyson. Addyson Marie was born Aug 10, 2011. She just recently turned one. On 9-5-12 they discovered a tumor on her brain. It is the size of a golf ball.
“Addy has an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor. It is the worst cancer possible for a child. Prognosis is not good. This cancer occurs in children under 3 years old. It is highly malignant cancer and radical fast growing. They have found areas of concern in her spinal cord also. They told us they don’t do radiation on a baby, however it is her best chance of survival. So she has started rehab to attempt to get her right side useful again. Then next step is chemo and stem cell treatment. Survival rate is poor to 5 years. Michelle and Nate, Addy’s parents, along with their family have a lot of decision to make. If there is any way you could help us spread the word to get some more items for the silent auction or just money to help the family that would be great!!! ”
Emily asked if I would make a quilt for the benefit. I told Emily I would do more. I would write a blog post to see if any of you have a quilt that you might be willing to donate to a silent auction benefit for Addy and her family. The benefit is going to happen on November 17th (the same day as our daughter’s wedding). I have a quilt top here that Theresa sent that I am going to get quilted and send.
Anyone else have something they are willing to donate??? If you do just drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to me at:
1077 County Road V 68
Waucoma, IA 52171
We are hoping to get everything here to my home by November 8th so the people organizing the benefit can get everything tagged and together for the event.
Emily and I along with Addy and her family, appreciate any help. Addy has a Caring Bridge page that can be accessed here. THANKS for thinking of Addy.