I have FINALLY been allowed to download pictures onto Blogger! I don't know if everyone else has been having these problems or if it is just my computer illiteracy! Glad to be back though!!
So my friend Shane has been doing a card drive for a sweet little boy in her son's kindergarten class. Here is James's story (taken from his Carepage - written by his parents)... "We wish that we didn't have a story, but the truth is we do. A few days after Christmas James experienced belly pain which was thought to be constipation. After visiting the pediatrician for an exam, we were sent for an x-ray. The x-ray confirmed a mass of some sort. At that time we were sent to Children's Hospital for an ultrasound which showed a 13 cm tumor in the left kidney. The probably diagnosis is a Wilm's tumor. James was originally scheduled for a left nephrectomy, however, the plan ended up changing due to a finding on the MRI. James has a small spot on his right kidney. This could be a "rest" which would be an insignificant finding -or it could be a bilateral Wilms tumor. Since we don't know for sure, he is being treated as though he has a bilateral Wilms tumor. The standard treatment for this is 6 weeks of chemo then surgery. James is a sweet, fun loving 5 year old with a big heart!"
Shane has been collecting cards for James and delivering them to his family. Just think of what a big smile these will put on this cute little boy's face! So, I need your help to make this card drive a success and put a smile on the faces of this family. All you need to do is create a card (or cards) with an upbeat cheery theme (please...no get well soon cards) and send them to Shane...
CARD FOR JAMES
c/o Shane Rieder
862 Gorham Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245
*PLEASE INCLUDE A PIECE OF PAPER WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, and THE NUMBER OF CARDS YOU SENT because there will be drawings for PRIZES!
She is also collecting cards for James's family ~
Sister ~ Grace (3 years) and
Parents ~ Matt and Heather
Here are a few cards I have made so far for the family:
This one is for James:
Loving the Hero Arts Monsters!!
For James' sister Grace:
LOVE these butterfly stamps and background stamp from Hero Arts!
Card for James' Parents: