I want to share a truly touching and amazing story...........many of you may already know about sweet Princess Tay and her amazing story!!! I know all of you fellow Unity addicts sure do!!! Please read about Tay and her incredible mom, Gina, along with the rest of her family at Taylor's Caring Bridge Website. Here's just a small excerpt from the introduction:
"Tuesday evening around 7pm, Dr. Reich came in the room and told us, "You will be seeing a specialist tonight, we think Taylor has Leukemia."
Just like that and her world was changed, ours was rocked. We were told over the next two days about ALL and the high success rates. Then we were told that she had indicators of AML and then it was confirmed that it was AML. The success rate 60% instead of 90%. We were rocked even deeper. That same day we were told that she had, what appeared to be, chromosomal defects in her leukemic cells. That was confirmed a day after that - monosomy 7 and 5Q- were in half of her leukemic cells meaning she would need a bone marrow transplant to have a chance at fighting this monster.
She has endured 3 rounds of chemo. After the first round she was declared to be in a complete remission and has stayed that way until now. On February 5th, 2009 she received her bone marrow transplant - cord blood from a New York site. The donor's birthday is 10/6/2005 based on the cord blood gathering date and I can't wait until the day Taylor and this family can meet.
She will heal - this is our mantra. She's a fighter and she's going to win."
I avidly keep tabs and wait for the truly miraculous and joyful day when Tay and her family can all be back in their own home together and get back some semblance of childhood!! Her life will be different always......but she and her family will forever touch and help and support and inform and pray and love.....so many who will fight this same fight!!
Before the Blog Candy......I have to share this post about these wonderful and very special Bracelets for Tay:
"Oh, and guess what came in the mail today? My mom took a pic to send to me so it's not the clearest but I wanted to share it will all of you.
Aren't they gorgeous?? If you haven't ordered one and still would like one we have some left. They are $3 and you can either pay thru here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=271392 or you can email me for our address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and I can accept checks there. For those of you who have paid, I will be sending them out in the next couple of days. I will let you know for sure when :) YAY!"
I've ordered a couple and one of them will be included with this Blog Candy!!! So what is the Blog Candy??? Well..............it's the very Stamp Kit, Sparkle Princess, that Angela and Lisa Hetrick and Unity Stamps made just for sweet little Princess Tay!!!! And $5 is donated to this amazing family from EVERY single kit sold!!! So the Sparkle Princess stamp kit and the very special Titans For Princess Tay bracelet make up this Blog Candy!!! What do you have to do??? Just leave a comment!!! I'd love it if you could visit Tay's site and leave her a fun comment, but it's not a requirement to enter............I'll share a secret.......I color my comments PINK after I type them 'cuz she loves Pink!!! Just like me!!! LOL I'll announce the winner tomorrow nite during the Unity Hip Hop that's always sooooooooooooooo fun!!!! I'll also post the winner here on my blog!!!!
Also check out a wonderful and special new blog I was asked to be a part of......A Heart With Paper Wings. It's a special RAK blog and just getting started so it's under construction......please comment on the blog or e-mail any of the team if you'd like to participate as RAK'ing can never have enough Angels!!!!
Ready for a busy day??? HIP HOP with Unity and then join the Gina K. Release Party......all on Splitcoast!!!! I'll be back tomorrow for HHH and the Blog Candy winner!!!
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