Sunday, November 25, 2007

Global Village in Action

Hi All

As some of you know, my niece Ruby was diagnosed with Leukaemia in September. She is a wee trooper and is doing really well with her chemo.

I was able to be home in September (shortly after diagnosis) and was absolutely blown away by the support that there was for the family through the Child Cancer Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. Both of these organisations run on the generosity of donations from people like you and I. They make a huge difference to families undergoing very traumatic situations. It has made it alot easier for me to be away here in Korea, knowing that Tony, Claire and the girls have the support network that has come around them through friends, families and the kindness of complete strangers. This really is the global village in action.

Many of you have been praying for Ruby and the family and your prayers are making a difference. Thankyou. I wanted you to be aware of a very practical way that you can be of support if it should interest you.

A few years ago, some people got together to raise some support for a friend and came up with the concept of Fun Razor - a movement which has grown and been a huge success. On the 6th of December, my brother Tony is participating in this in Nelson. He has a goal of raising $4000 (NZD) and with a week to go he is halfway there. I would love to see him reach his goal (or even better - exceed his goal) and the cause is such a worthy one. Wouldn't it make a great Christmas gift!

You can check out his page which has some pictures of the girls and his story as Ruby's Dad. If you like, you can also sponsor him - and it is really simple to do as the site is a secure encrypted site that takes credit cards.

Any donation helps ... if you can not donate, please continue to pray for them and pray for this event - that it would be a huge success.




Karen said...

What a sweet girl, smiling away there even though she is going through all the chemo etc. I will check out the page too. Continuing to pray.

sassiekiwi said...

Thanks Karen ... prayers make such a difference ...

Sharon said...

What a sweetheart. I will keep praying. We had a friend who went through a bout with Leukemia several years (19) ago and had a bone marrow transplant. Today he is healthy and strong.

BunnyGirl said...

That's a great smiley photo of Ruby. It's incredible how children can show us such simple joy, even in the midst of illness.
Will pray and will check out your brothers page;

Rick said...

I'm lifting a prayer for her. You might like my most recent post on my blog - a little cartoon that I drew. It deals with cancer and prayer.