Monday, March 12, 2007

Babies get cancer??

Can I just say a quick "thank you?" How much do you LOVE the new header to the Everyday Wishes blog? Well, it is all thanks to Jennifer Weintraub of Sugar Photography. How great it is to have talent like Jennifer's on our side!

And that beautiful baby boy? Surely he doesn't have cancer, right? Wrong. That is our very own sweet Brandon Heather whose mother is going to be a feature writer on this blogspot. I won't tell his complete story, as I will leave that to his mommy Melissa. Brandon has stage III Hepatoblastoma, a liver cancer. He has already undergone three rounds of chemotherapy (fourth round is set to begin this Friday) and is now on the donor list to receive a brand new cancer-free liver.

But, he's a baby?? Babies aren't supposed to have cancer!

Sadly, children of all ages are diagnosed with cancer. While babies are not quite as common, it happens. As you know, Heroes for Children was founded in memory of two girls, one of course a baby with leukemia. This week, Heroes for Children received an application for a six month old baby girl battling a brain tumor. Why? There are absolutely no explanations. I have no answers and no understanding.

What I do know is that so long as any child (any age) in Texas is being diagnosed with a form of cancer, Heroes for Children will be here to help!

Before I end--let me say another "thank you." Thanks to all of you who have chosen to subscribe to this blog and continue to support Heroes for Children. I hope the first three entries have gotten your attention and made you want to read more. Look for Tracey's Volunteer Voyage to continue soon!

Help us spread the word! If you have your own MySpace, Blogspot, or whatever other site there is out there, please help us spread the word about Everyday Wishes by posting a link to this site. We appreciate your help in making this blog a success!


Tracey R. said...

BEAUTIFUL! Jen is amazing, and of course, Brandon makes it too easy to get such a great shot by being adorable.

I gave a shout out to Jen and her mad photo skills on my blog today. Love HFC!!

Tracy said...

The new banner is great! It was a sad day when I realized that babies get cancer.

Melissa said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the most beautful picture of my chunk-a-lunk!!!! I am so honored that you are using Brandon on your banner! Jen is the most amazing photographer in the WORLD!!! eeeeeeee! SO CUTE!!! Brandon grunted when I showed him, I know it's a happy grunt. :) Your post was beautiful as always and really touched my heart. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your world and HFC!

christy said...

Love, love, love the new banner. Brandon is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen. Great picture!

I don't think I ever digested the fact that babies get cancer until I met Allie. It's just wrong.

I'm loving the blog and can't wait to read more installments! I think you should post something EVERYDAY!!!

♥Kelly♥ said...

How precious is he!?!?

I've been checking this site for new posts and somehow missed the "introduction" to lil' Brandon and Mommy Melissa. I was wondering who the new cutie was!!

I'm loving the blog, thank you for starting it. :)

CandaceC said...

Jenny, you don't know me, but I followed Allie's story since just after her diagnosis, and now I check in on your beautiful Maggie from time to time! I thought I'd tell you I posted a link on my blog to this one! Keep up the great work!! You are one wonderful momma!!