This is Asher.
Asher was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma yesterday. Ewing's is a rare bone cancer that forms small tumors on parts of a bone. In most cases, it stays localized in one area. But Asher's has metastasized to other areas of her body.
This child has the biggest imagination and biggest heart of any child I know. She is super smart and catches on to every little thing, even the minor details. She's truly exquisite. She has a creative mind, and she talks like adult. 3 going on 23. Not even kidding.
But she is about to teach us something. Patience. Love. Understanding. Friendship. Courage. Calm in the chaos. The ability to see what's most important in life. Everyone that knows this child or knows someone who knows her is about to be affected by her.
In addition to my request, if you'd like to help out in a different way, Arkansas Children's Hospital has a Miracle Maker program to support the hospital and its patients on a monthly giving plan. Or you can make a one time donation. For more information about these things, go here. I'm also thinking about doing local fundraisers to help ease the family's financial stresses that are soon to add up. More on that, as I get more information and plan said events.
Thank you so much for letting me share this with you. I'll update you throughout the process. But until then, I leave you with this.
"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life." Philippians 4:6-7 The Message Bible #prayforAsher