Birthday Wishes for a Boy with Brain Cancer
I’m posting today to ask you for a favor.
I read an article last night about a boy in my community:
“Wesley was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 12. Since then he has undergone two surgeries, 30 days of radiation and nine rounds of chemotherapy. Tests in November 2008, 2009 and 2011 showed additional spots on his brain…”
He’s turning 17 this week, which is pretty fantastic considering all he’s been through, and his family is asking people to send birthday cards to Wesley.
So that’s it – that’s the favor – would you send a birthday card?
When I read this, I immediately thought of the Quote this week: “The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.” Normally, I would think about sending a card, but then I would never do it. I certainly wouldn’t ask you guys to do it. But I don’t want to continue simply being a person with good intentions. I want to be a person who follows through on her good intentions. (That’s not a guilt trip, that’s just me being honest about myself.)
So I pulled 10 cards out of my office drawer for Westley. Yes, I had 10 birthday or blank cards piled up in there. Those cards represent a lot of other good intentions that were never realized. I’m going to get my co-workers to write Happy Birthdays to Wesley, and for the cost of 10 stamps, we can help make his birthday week a joyful one.
You don’t even have to buy a card – you can make one or have the kids make one.
Those are even better!
Anyway, I’m just throwing this out there and if you are able to do it, that would be great. Or you could share this on your blog or Facebook – maybe he will get some cards from all over. What a treat that would be!
You can get his address from the article by clicking the link below.