Sweet Kate's Christmas Drive

{Kate McRae}

For some time now, I've been following the beautiful online CaringBridge journal written by Holly McRae about her daughter Kate's battle with cancer.  I cannot even begin to imagine how much they're all going through my heart aches for Holly & her family and I pray Kate will be okay.

In the 'about" section of the journal, Holly writes, "Monday June 29th, 2009 was supposed to be a day filled with summer fun. The kids and I were going to the water park to celebrate summer. However, I noticed that a slight tremor in her right hand that had developed over the past few days had notably worsened. We decided to take her to her Pediatrician, just for safe measure. A CT of Kate's head was ordered. We proceeded to Phoenix Childrens Hospital for a stat CT of her head. At 5:30 I, Holly, Kate's mom, was taken into a room alone and told Kate had a massive tumor on the left temporal lobe of her brain. The world seemed to stopped for us that day. I called her dad and through sobs told him to come to the hospital quickly. Our long journey had begun. Kate was directly admitted to the PICU. One minute thoughts of the water park the next our child is critically ill in the intensive care unit awaiting emergent brain surgery within a matter of days.  We would have never chosen to be a part of this journey with childhood cancer, but it was chosen for us, and our sweet Kate."

Holly & her family are "adopting" at least 10 families this year (more if the response warrants) who have a child fighting cancer and are facing financial difficulties.  If you'd like to help out you can go here to find out more info.

The address to mail things to is on November 29th's journal entry.  Link is here

xoxo, Lauren
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