Thanks, Will Smith, for the idea of donating my birthday. I don't expect it to reap in millions (that would be nice), but if this gesture inspires one human reading this blog to donate money to CureSearch, I will feel like it was not in vain. So, here I go. I am donating my birthday in the hopes that you will feel moved to give. Two dollars? Five? Twenty-five? It's the gesture, and I will be head-over-heels thankful for whatever you are willing to give. It's the reality that as another birthday of mine easily goes by, another child is fighting for his life to make it to his next birthday. It's the fact that 98 cents of every dollar will go to childhood cancer research. What does CureSearch do? What has it been up to? This article made me sob with tears of joy. Read it. See for yourself what this incredible organization is doing.
So, what will I be doing on my May 1 birthday? I will be at the hospital at 8 a.m. with Gideon. He will be sedated and methotrexate will be administered into his spine. Here is a link to what that day is like for Gideon. What I hope, what I PRAY, is that someone out there will either donate money (no matter how small) or join our walking team that will be walking for a cure to Childhood Cancer on May 19. I know Gideon's battle has been going on for awhile. I know that it might not be new news anymore and interest may have left many hearts. The fact is this: while this might be old news to you, Gideon is still in the thick of the battle. So many of his friends are, as well. Please do not forget them. Instead of sending me birthday wishes or phone calls or emails, please click here and DONATE what you can. If it is a dollar, if it's fifty dollars...anything. Thank you for your continued prayers and love.
Also, tomorrow, MAY 1, there will be a Premier Jewelry Sale at Mattawan's Main Street Pub from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. 100% of the proceeds will go to CureSearch. I can't think of a better place to buy your mom a Mother's Day present. On her box you can even write, "This gift is helping to find a cure to Childhood Cancer." I promise every mom will adore this sentiment! Thank you, Premier Jewelry and Main Street Pub for caring enough to host this event. People are wonderful, and I believe you are as well. Please continue to fight alongside Gideon until there is a CURE!