Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. -The Bible
I want to introduce one of the sweetest, bravest, and happiest little girls I may ever have the privilege of knowing. Before I do, I warn you this post may tug and your heart strings. I pray it does much more than that. It is my aim to tug at your purse strings. I know that sounds terrible, but hey, why beat around the bush?
This is little Abby Geiser…
Before chemotherapy treatments and …
Abby is six years old. The same age as my daughter, Annaliese. When my husband was in school preparing to be a pastor, we lived in the same town as Abby and her family. My daughter went to the same Sunday School class with her…the class that I taught. They were only two years old then.
Abby was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her leg and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments. This smiling little girl will have surgery this Thursday at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Tennessee. She lives in Pensacola Florida. They are replacing the part of her lower thigh bone with a prosthetic bone. A completely amazing procedure. Thanks to new technology, the prosthetic bone will grow with her, eliminating the need for future surgeries. It is a pretty involved surgery and she will have to stay in Memphis for 2 months. That means a Memphis Christmas away from home.
Abby’s daddy, Skip, is a Realtor. Need I say more? This is a family who doesn’t complain that they have medical bills piling to the ceiling or that they must watch their daughter struggle for her life. They are not looking for a bailout, handout, or help from anyone but God Himself. The reality is that they will be spending two months in another state…two months of extra shelter and food will be needed.
The Geiser family needs financial help. I want to help. How can I look into those sparkling brown eyes and not want to help?
These are some of my sister-in-law’s best friends. She has more information on her blog, including a link to a care network where more information is provided on Abby’s disease.
Abby needs your prayers more than anything. Pray that she has physical strength to endure surgery, treatments, and rehabilitation. Pray that through all this she’ll retain that sparkle and sweet spirit and be a stronger woman, full of faith, because of this disease. Pray for her family – for peace, encouragement, strength, and faith to sustain the day-in, day-out trial.
Finally, if you’d like to help in any way, please email me @ Tricia9199@yahoo.com. What a great surprise and encouragement it would be to the Geiser family to receive a note, a gift card, or a check. What a relief it would be for them to be able to Christmas shop for these children without having to make the choice between a toy or medical care.
I suddenly don’t have anything left on my Christmas list for Santa.
I know not everyone can help. I can. I can also blog and ask others to help, so I have. Thank you for reading. Thank you in advance for praying.